Title : A Clock Of Stars
Author : Francesca Gibbons
Publisher : HarperCollins India/Afterschooltales
Pages : 541
Genre : Fantasy
With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic – and the beginning of an unforgettable journey…
Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum’s boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn’t follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree. But then… who does what they’re told?
Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time – helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter… and even the stars above them.
This was one cute, little MG fantasy. Right from the title to the very plot, this beautiful story is quite enough to satiate one’s appetite for more magical adventures and lost realms and kingdoms.
Just as in it’s description, this book is indeed best for fans of Narnia for this too has a secret magical door that takes this adorable duo of sisters Imogen and Marie to a land that garners more surprises (and dangers) than they could fathom.
This story showcases and preaches not only a beautiful sibling bond, but also friendship, valour and imagination. This gave me all those giddy feelings of being back to childhood once again.
The writing style is fun and exciting, which I feel would be a plus point for young readers. The world-building is fabulous to say the least, and the characters are so so adorable and lovable. And to add an extra feather to the cap, it is illustrated by Chris Riddell. Well, what more can one ask for!
The best part is, there’s a sequel, yay! I’m so glad that the adventure continues. I’m going to pass this on to my sister who’s in middle school. She’s going to love it!
5 Stars 🌟