Keeper of the Crystals: Eve and the Runaway Unicorn by Jess Black
Published by New Frontier Publishing
Eve decides that she would rather play with her friend Oscar than possibly die of boredom. At her gran’s house, playing what Oscar wanted was better than doing nothing. At least that meant she could play with someone. But he got to choose the game that they would play.
Unfortunately for Eve, he chose to sneak and explore Gran’s attic which Eve knew was strictly FORBIDDEN. But anyway, gran was asleep. And the two couldn’t resist it anyway.
In the attic, they found a large metal chest. They opened the lid. Eve rummaged through it and found a crystal unicorn. When it touched her hand, her hand grew hotter and hotter until suddenly, white light flooded the room.
Eve must find a way to escape the mystical land she finds herself in. Will she escape? Will she figure out who she really is?
I have previously read some of Jess Black’s co-written Bindi books, so I knew Eve, and the Runaway Unicorn would be written in the same entertaining style.
I thought this book was engaging and seemed as though the story were actually happening although it was fantasy.
I liked the way Jess Black ended each chapter in suspense. Because of this, I couldn’t stop reading. I needed to figure out what happened next!
I thought the author used fantastic vocabulary and a well-flowing plot. There were also a few sentences and phrases which you had to pay close attention to understand.
I would highly recommend this to children aged 8- 12. They would enjoy the suspense, humour and emotion.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Jess Black
Illustrator: Celeste Hulme
Title: An English Year
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing
Published: June 2015