📖Firesong (A Brightstorm Adventure) by Vashti Hardy

Arthur, Maudie, and the rest of the Aurora crew are going on a mission to the Volcanic North, where years before their parents discovered the moth that is their family symbol.

But their scheming, ambitious aunt, Eudora Vane, is still dedicated to destroying the Brightstorm family name, and the further north the Aurora travels, the more long-buried secrets are revealed…

So this book is the 3rd in the series. You’ll find this book in the 9-12 children’s section. I was so excited to see this had come out but when I started reading it I realised I’d completely forgotten what had previously happened!!

I did get back into the swing of things fairly quickly and eventually remembered what had happened.

This book marks a turning point for the series really, because both Arthur and Maudie are growing up. They’re 14 in this book and it’s clear that they have different destinations in mind. Part of the plot focuses on this and the change of dynamic between the two of them as the plot unfolds.

We have not seen the last of Eudora and I’m sure other readers would have predicted her return. As an antagonist she is the perfect character to play off the twins.

She is fuelled by one motive: the destruction of the Brightstorms and that motive hasn’t changed through the series. Though we have learned some of the reasons behind her actions, she still remains a vile villain obsessed with wearing the colour pink!!

There were some new characters thrown into the mix here as well as the return of some old friends. It helped to make the story more personal.

I give this book: ✨✨✨✨✨

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