Release Day Review – The Midnight Hour

Release Day Review – The Midnight HourThe Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read, Laura Trinder
Published by Chicken House on 7th February 2019
Genres: Children's, Fantasy, Historical
Pages: 288
Format: Uncorrected Proof
Source: Chicken House sent it
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They must have come from under beds, out of mirrors, up from caves, and down from attics; all out of the darkness and into the moonlight. They were the Night Folk, and this was their world.

Emily's parents have vanished into the secret world of the Midnight Hour – a Victorian London frozen in time, home to magic and monsters. Emily must find them in the city of the Night Folk, armed only with a packed lunch, a stowaway hedgehog, and her infamously big mouth.

With bloodthirsty creatures on her tail, Emily has to discover the truth to rescue her parents. What family secret connects her to the Midnight Hour? And can she save both worlds before she runs out of sandwiches?

Reviewed by Alex

The Midnight Hour is an amazing book that I really enjoyed.

It is a book about Emily, whose parents were taken by the evil Nocturne. She must travel to the Midnight Hour – Victorian London frozen in time – and find where her parents are being kept and stop the Nocturne. There were magical creatures and magical items.

I liked that Emily and her mum called hedgehogs hedgepigs and I think it is funny. 

This book (especially the ending) kept me on the edge of my seat as I wanted to know what happened to Emily.

This is one of my favourite books and I think I will read it again a different day. I really enjoyed it and will recommend it to most of my friends as I think they will enjoy it as well. I’ve already recommended this book to my mum because she reads the same books as we do.

I will give it five stars because I really liked and it was funny. I’ve got my fingers crossed that there is a new book from these authors soon!



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