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A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth Reader Reviews

A Clock of Stars: The Shadow Moth

Lucas Blake

Join Imogen and Mary as they journey to a fantastical world. Not all is at it first seems. Will you work out what’s really going on before they do??

By following a moth, aka a special key, Imogen and Mary are soon plummeted into a world of different tribes and ferocious monsters called the Skret. They meet a prince called Miro whose parents were killed by the Skret and whose uncle has assumed the throne in this fantastical world. But not all is as it seems at first.

I really liked this story and the character, Zuby. If you are looking for a fresh fantasy tale this is the book for you!

Emily Welbourn

An exciting, thrilling, magical adventure that makes you feel as if you really are there in the novel having adventures alongside the characters. I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone!

I don't even know where to start - the book The Shadow Moth, is so so good! First of all, I was absolutely blown away by the amount of detail in the cover. It looks amazing, so magical and just wow! Right from the start this books makes you feel as though you are actually there in the novel and you really are Imogen or Marie. I loved that I felt like I was really in this magical world having adventures right alongside the characters. The amount of detail in the writing was just incredible, so descriptive and beautifully written. Sometimes I find that very long books can get a bit boring but this one never does as the plot is exciting, fast paced and magical. I especially loved the bit where Marie rescued Miro from the tower, but there were loads of exciting moments in this amazing novel. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a thrilling, energetic, magical adventure. Even if I tried I couldn't say anything negative about this book! I loved it!

Aidan Jones

A brilliant adventure story about a strange new world!

Imogen and Marie are two normal girls who one day end up going through a mysterious magical door in a tree. They end up in a castle with a strange boy who is a Prince and they have a wonderful, but sometimes scary adventure to try and find a way home.

Sometimes the character names were a bit confusing because they weren't names I've read before and there were quite a few unusual characters. But the story was brilliant. I could imagine myself in the castle exploring and finding things. The forest world was quite strange and the creatures there too but I found them all quite funny. I like No to the Prince the best. I think people who like stories about magic and adventure and strange new worlds will really enjoy reading this. I think there will be another book and I would really like to read more!

Elissa Watkin

I love the book and recommend everyone reads it as soon as they can. Amazing!

A Clock of Stars is a amazing quest of which two children try to make their way back home through a magical door in a tree.

The story is full of adventure and made me feel like I was right there watching it as it happened before my eyes.

I have read lots of stories but this is an original one like I have never read before.
I think the main character Imogen is brave but sometimes mean to her little sister.
I think lots of girls 8 and over would love this.
5 stars!

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008355036
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Francesca Gibbons
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Other Categories: Books of the Month, Debuts of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Reviewed by Children