Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Dusty Pages Review: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

Sinclair's is about to open, a top of the line department store in Edwardian London boasting everything the discerning lady and gentleman could want, including an exhibition hall where the owners famous jewel collection will be on display - including the rare Clockwork Sparrow. However disaster strikes when the night before the grand opening, the collection is stolen. Sophie is down on her luck hoping to make a career at the prestigious department store when being in the wrong place at the wrong time leads her to being suspected of the crime. Between her and her new friends, Lil and Billy they must work out who the real culprits are.

Anyone who loves a good old fashioned mystery, Miss Marple style will love this! Its so nice to see a young adult book that doesn't revolve around the supernatural. Its YA though only because the cast of characters is mainly under the age of eighteen. I read it in the space of about four and a half hours but enjoyed every minute of it and will be looking out for the sequel which is due out at the beginning of next year. I can't wait to see what these guys get up to next and to find out who the mysterious villainous Baron really is.

If you liked Phillip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke series, you will love this.

I give it

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