Friday, April 17, 2015

Petronella and the Janjilons by Cheryl Bentley

Get your imagination revved up and settle back to read about Petronella's new adventure.  This one is even more outrageous than the first!

Sparkling Books Ltd and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It's been published, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Petronella's young friend, Simon, tells her that young boys are missing from the village.  They are sent away to a school, parents aren't allowed to visit, and nobody hears from them again.  When his very best friend goes missing without telling him a thing, he wants her to help him find them.

The Judge wants to be the next duke, and he doesn't care how he gets there.  He just wants to find the shield and become the duke.  He's the one giving them the school opportunities.

When Petronella starts to interview parents, she finds they know no more than she does.  She then goes to the home of the last missing student to find the parents don't even live there anymore; they've moved away.  While she talks to the current owner, Simon goes out in the back yard.  She can't find him anywhere when it's time to leave.  What happened to Simon?

There are three witches, a hidden school, Janilions, and a lot of evil in this story.  You'll meet characters that will surprise you and the ending is great.

Ms. Bentley does not write boring books.  I can see a young one reading this book more than once.  Maybe they can even write a story of their own...

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