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 Blog Tour Review - A Power Unbound by Freya Marske Secrets! Magic! Enemies to. . .something more? Jack Alston, Lord Hawthorn, would love a nice, safe, comfortable life. After the death of his twin sister, he thought he was done with magic for good. But with the threat of a dangerous ritual hanging over every magician in Britain, he’s drawn reluctantly back into that world. Now Jack is living in a bizarre puzzle-box of a magical London townhouse, helping an unlikely group of friends track down the final piece of the Last Contract before their enemies can do the same. And to make matters worse, they need the help of writer and thief Alan Ross. Cagey and argumentative, Alan is only in this for the money. The aristocratic Lord Hawthorn, with all his unearned power, is everything that Alan hates. And unfortunately, Alan happens to be everything that Jack wants in one gorgeous, infuriating package. When a plot to seize unimaginable power comes to a head at Cheetham Hall―Jack’s ancestral fam

Review - Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson

Review - Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson

Bertie is NOT looking forward to spending the summer holidays on stinky Long Bottom Farm. But things take an interesting turn when he encounters Nugget, the alien chicken. Nugget’s mission is to find the Earth’s most important resource and transport it back to Nurgle 7, and he needs Bertie’s help. But what could the Earth’s most valuable resource be, and can they find it in time to stop the Nurgles exterminating the Earth?!

Is it a silly book about an alien chicken threatening to destroy the earth or a sweet book about understanding emotions and how we feel?

Well, it's Jenny Pearson so it easily manages to be both!

Bertie has been sent to his uncle's farm while his mum goes on holiday to America. He's not keen on this idea, because farms are smelly and boring, but that's before he meets a talking alien that has accidentally taken the form of a chicken due to a slight misunderstanding upon landing. Now Bertie only has until the end of the day to find earth's most valuable resource or the whole planet will be destroyed!

Cue a hilarious and heart-warming mission to find earth's most valuable resource while stuck in a muddy and smelly farmyard. Bertie and the Alien Chicken smoothly turns into a discussion around feely-things, intangible things like loneliness, dreams and happiness provide some fascinating insights into what makes us human and how to understand our feelings, something that I'm sure will work well in many classrooms and for bedroom stories. 

A sweet, funny and thoroughly engaging book from Barrington Stoke, the industry experts at creating short, accessible books perfect for reluctant readers, people with reading difficulties or anyone who just wants to dip into a short, easy to read book.

Bertie and the Alien Chicken by Jenny Pearson is published on 5 January 2022 by Barrington Stoke.

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.



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