Book Review: The Slapstyx
Author: Annabelle Franklin Release Date: February 18th 2015 Series: February 17, 2015 Genre: Children's Fiction Edition: mobi Pages: 2844 Publisher: Pearlswood Publishing Source: Author Buy it here: Amazon
With the help of the grubby Slapstyx goblins, dastardly detergent manufacturer Zachary Zigstack is turning the oceans into toxic slime infested with ravenous sea monsters.
Twin sisters Georgie and Gem can leave their bodies at will and explore other dimensions – which means they can spy on the Slapstyx and find a way to stop them. But can they do it before all the sea creatures are destroyed? The Slapstyx are dangerous as well as dirty, and have nasty ways of killing people who cross them…
The magical dirt and dust goblins invade their home and the adult will not believe the twins (Georgie and Gem) so it’s up to them to fight these magical creatures. I love the humor behind this story and how the story tells us about cleaning product and their real effect on our surroundings, but in a very light and magical story.
The characters are well written and developed, the twins are very determined and loyal and the villain here is Zachary Zigstack who tries to destroy the sea, he is a very nicely written villain.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting to love this book much, as it is written for 8 years old kids, but I did. I loved reading this book a lot. This book reminded me a lot of Dr. Sue’s wonderful imaginary aspects. The author Annabelle made it so easy for me to fall in love with the story and the character and I loved that she kept it age appropriate, but still a very fun read for adults as well.
The story start with the villain as we learn more about him and his star product and from there on it was a very fast read. We learn about the family and the main characters (The twins) and from the second chapter life as they know it had change completely.
The book ends with a very satisfying way and with a yummy dinner 😉 I will leave it at that
Let’s talk cover… The cover is so beautiful and fun and you could tell from the picture of what the book is going to be.
The blurb was the second thing that attracted me to pick this book. It sounded fun and light and describes the book just about right.
Opening Line: “Zachary Zigstack was a big businessman – big, fat, and very, very greedy.”
Final Thoughts: I want to dream-walk as well ❤ Read the book to learn what Slapstyx is… Or who 🙂
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I live mostly in my own imaginary world full of dragons, magic and vampires and from time to time I pull myself away to deal with the real world.
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