Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review: Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest by A.J. York with Giveaway

by A.J. York
The Delilah Dusticle Adventures, Book 3
Nova Sky Books
Middle Grade Adventure
ages 8+
104 pages

In this exciting instalment, Delilah Dusticle and the Dustbusters travel to the vibrant and mystical land of India. On arrival, they are tasked with a quest to overcome a powerful curse and save a life. It soon becomes clear that it is Delilah, who must find the strength and the power to defeat the curse. This is the third in a series of stories following Delilah and the Dustbusters on adventures around the world. Fully illustrated and packed with adventure! 


This is yet another whimsical tale about the lovable and adventurous maid, Delilah Dusticle (who happens to no longer be a maid but rather have a secret profession with her friends).

Now back from Transylvania, Delilah's friends think life will calm down, but they are so wrong. A young girl from India is about to be sacrificed and only one special person can help her. Delilah is off on another fantasy packed adventure, in which she, herself, doesn't know what she's in for.

This is a lovely tale perfect for kids. The main character, Delilah, is well-mannered, a little bit silly at times, level headed and simply a delight. Her friends round off the mix, bringing a delightful balance which draws readers in and makes them wish they could be a part of the fun bunch. Of course, Delilah's amazing powers come into play, and there's a surprise or two waiting for her. In other words, it's a story which doesn't bore and awakes the fantasy.

There's a wonderful touch of simple, clean fun to Delilah's stories which give them a bit of a traditional feel without being 'dusty' in the least. It's the kind of story kids of all ages can read and find themselves wrapped in, and one they can someday read to their own children. Any one who likes a bit of fun, mixed with adventure and a lovely touch of magic is certain to fall in love with Delilah and hope that she comes to dust their house someday too.

All about A.J. York. . .

"Quick, lively and entertaining reading specifically written for children ages 8 to 12, A. J. York's fantasy trilogy is very highly recommended for family, middle school and community library collections. Enthusiastic young readers will look forward to Delilah Dusticle's next thrilling adventures!" Midwest Book Review, April 2015

A.J. York is a middle grade fantasy author and teacher from the UK. Her books include Eliza Bluebell, Delilah Dusticle, Delilah Dusticle's Transylvanian Adventures and A Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story. She has a BA in Theatre with Visual Arts, a PGCE in Drama and Master’s in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. A.J. York currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Over on Goodreads, A.J. York is giving away 3 copies of Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest.
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