Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Penelope March is Melting

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

Goodreads Synopsis:
    An icy-cold mystery adventure to warm your heart--perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library!

Something sinister has come to Glacier Cove, an icy-cold town that sits on top of an iceberg . Nothing bad ever happens here. Until now. And it's up to Penelope March to stop it.

Mmm-hmm, that Penelope--the bookworm who lives in the ramshackle house with her brother, Miles. The girl with the mom who--poof!--disappeared. The one everyone ignores . . . except strange Coral Wanamaker, a tiny thing with raven-black hair and a black coat.

When Penelope meets someone who seems to know secrets not only about Glacier Cove but about Penelope herself, she and Miles are pulled into an ancient mystery. Together, they'll face the coldest, cruelest enemy ever known. Looks like the girl who only reads about adventures is going to start living one.

Magic cookies! Volcanoes! Penguins! Sea monsters! And a girl hero with the strength and imagination to spring into action.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a cute book, but it was a little too long. 

-    I loved the world building. A town built on a glacier is genius! I also loved the ice house and the underwater stuff. It was a very fun and vivid setting. 

-    The liked all the characters. I think kids will be able to relate to them. 

-    I got a little bored. I think the book could have been cut down quite a bit. There wasn't enough adventure to keep my attention, and I think kids will feel the same. For the target audience, I really think this book needs to be a lot shorter.

-    The story had a lot of potential, and I think it just barely missed the mark. It is very frustrating when a book could be super fun, but isn't. 


  1. Too bad. It seems like a lot of books are too long.

  2. I wonder why books are too long these days or why some people thing they're too long and others just gobble them up? Sorry you though it was too long.