Out Skylar from the future However I also enjoyed this book very much There were many things that Skylar had to deal with including iving at her aunt s house very much There were many things that Skylar had to deal with including Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars living at her aunt s house a bullying cousin while her parents went to Europe for 2 weeks being separated from her best friend attending summer school at a different school addressing her fear of horses andearning about Wiccan culture There was also plenty of spookiness from weird noises in the attic possible demonic cult rituals in the near HER AUNT S HOUSE UNAUTHORIZED MIDNIGHT EXCURSIONS ON THE aunt s house unauthorized midnight excursions on the and Wiccan rituals I found it all very fascinating I am an adult a Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life lifelong Happy Hollister and Nancy DrewHardy Boys fan and I know that I would haveoved to read this series when I was young I Crazy Love love reading these books now The story is rich in details and Skylarearns how to make new friends deal with bullies and overcome her fears I really Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society liked how Skylar made friends with people from diverse backgrounds including those of a different ethnicity She becomes friendly with a hearing impaired student and beginsearning American Sign Language so that she can communicate better with him The storyline is complex enough that I think it will keep kids interested and intrigued until the end Skylar RobbinsThe Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross is an all new Nancy Drew type detective story Skylar oves investigating and her grandfather taught her true detective skills The reader is transported into Skylar s memories and daydreams She s stuck for eight weeks at her grouchy cousin s old Malibu mansion while her parents travel abroad Skylar attends summer school while she s in Malibu but she only has to go to an art class The descriptions of the art assignments make me want to take the class too Skylar makes friends and earns new things I enjoyed the mysterious happenings because they were a bit spooky I ike the fact that the author s writing allows the reader to be spooked along with Skylar even though she s a very practical person Very fun middle school read 5 stars Loved it Can t wait for the next one The main reason on why I was excited to start Skylar Robbins was due to the fact that Carrie the author used to ive in my hometown But as I got deeper into the book I was intrigued I read it within a few days and didn t want to put it down I was right there with Skylar even if that meant I too got tricked I Just Black Heart, Red Ruby love Skylar She is smart curious and determined to be justike her grandfather the detective What a great ittle mystery she wandered into while her paren. Friend Kat who claims to be a witch recognizes magical elements throughout the garden and declares it the perfect place to perform spells“We are going to grow gems”“Grow what” There was no way I heard her rightKat’s eyes gleamed “Gems You know rubies emeralds sapphires Gems”Ignoring the rising tide they sneak down to the beach at midnight and search three caves for magic seeds to plant in the abandoned garden Practical Skylar didn’t believe in magic Until their spells begin to ,
Ts were away While staying with her not so close or nice cousin she found herself mixing with people and things that were than she bargained for SJylar handled herself with scientific reasoning and maybe a ittle fear It was a really fun mystery I New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood love the way that Carrie Cross writes It is intelligent and positive with all the complexities of being a teen I can t wait for my granddaughters reach the age to appreciate these books Keep them coming Carrie REVIEWED FOR BIT N BOOK PROMOTERSGoodreads Website Thirteen year old Skylar s been collecting items for her detective kit and plans to be justike her grandfather What she didn t plan on was staying at her annoying cousin s mansion in Shadow Hills for eight weeks while her parents tour Europe The Hills and the attic are off imits and that s just got to mean adventure or even escape from Malibu But by the end of this tale Skylar won t be the only person needing to get awaySkylar has a nice convincing voice as the first person narrator of this tween mystery Teens in her summer art class include the hearing impaired boy with a happy outgoing attitude the genius artist the skateboarder the wannabe Wiccan and and they make a fine group But outside school Sky is soon puzzling over a Ouija board with her new best friend She practices the arts of magical distraction on the grass of a secret garden but who can she trust and will she find a way to be true to herselfA pleasing blend of careful d The Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross is the absolute perfect book for kids and teens It is the first in a series which is a good thing since once you follow would Be Private Eye 13 Year private eye 13 year Skylar Robbins around Malibu as she unlocks the mystery of Shadow Hills you will want to be her side kick foreverSkylar has decided she is just ike her grandfather and needs to be a private eye She carries her detective kit just ike her grandfather and needs to be a private eye She carries her detective kit it has a finger print kit inside It s a good thing she takes it to her cousin s house when she has to ive there for the summer while her parents are in Europe While dealing with her bullying cousin and missing her parents she uncovers a secret garden a maybe witch caves with magical seeds and ЯED learns about friendshipThis book is the best of everything youoved about Nancy Drew Harriet the Spy and some Encyclopedia Brown It is fun adventurous educational and will be a great distraction to your kids during this stay at home time in our ivesI received a kids during this stay at home time in our ivesI received a ebook copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own. OrkSkylar Robbins The Mystery of Shadow Hills has been a #1 Best Seller in Children’s Detective ebooks Children’s Fantasy Supernatural Mystery ebooks Children’s Sword Sorcery Fantasy ebooks and Children’s ebooks Mystery DetectivesSpies This book is the recipient of the 5 Star Reader's Favorite Award and seal5 stars Spellbinding Review by GemTones on November 15 2014 Fans of Nancy Drew and Harry Potter alike will ove this fast paced blend of detective action mystery witchcraft and magic. .
My name is Ellie and I just turned 13 so I felt ike I had a ot in common with Skylar which made really fun to read I opened felt ike I had a Monsieur Pain lot in common Skylar which made this really fun to read I opened book thinking it would be just a mystery but I got sucked right into it and soon found it was so much I was super surprised when the story turned to witchcraft that was all so cool and interesting Ioved the magic secret garden and the cousin drama too Heck there were even horses what s not to A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author love this story had it all This was a great book and Iook forward to reading in the series DisappointingObviously I m in the minority here but I had to make myself keep reading throughout most of the book The writing style was fine but I didn t really feel there was any mystery None I m honestly still not sure what the mystery is supposed to be after finishing the book So the book isn t the mystery it claims to be so what is it It s a book about bullying and witchcraft Spoiler she earns its all
"been a slight "a slight hand or has it the author plants seeds of doubt but all things Wicca are definitely the focus of the book spells what plants symbolize how to protect against evil how to make someone weak sacrifices pentagrams Ouija boards it s all here Not saying that the author did or didn t get things right in any of this how would I know but she certainly provides enough material to interest kids and get them dabbling in it even if for fun Something I can definitely not support and believe is dangerous Additionally there were a few times when the drama was a ittle much for me the he s cutes and the The Exhaustion Breakthrough love potions and the maybe Il attract his attention in my bikinis These girls are 12 13 Puh The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good leeze And including the bit about putting on my new bra than once andamenting over how small it is and how flat chested you are most definitely did not need to be included We re talking pre adolescententering adolescent What do you expect Besides even if the rest of the story was fine I wouldn t recommend the book to guys based on that alone Why can t characters just throw on their clothes before running out the door Supplemental Book like they used toThe book does get 2 stars because ateast it was readable The tenses and voice were consistent I didn t catch editing mistakes And there is a story even if it s not what is claimed If the next book doesn t talk a Hark! The Herald Angels Scream lot about witchcraft I may pick it up but that s highly doubtful given the bad taste in my mouth from this read I actually read the 2nd book the Mystery of the Hidden Jewels before I read this one so it was interesting because I already knew some things ab. Thirteen year old sleuth Skylar Robbins plans to become a private detectiveike her grandfather Stuck at her bullying cousin Gwendolyn’s Malibu estate for the summer Skylar brings her fingerprinting kit portable spy tools and her journal for taking notes in secret code She had no idea how dangerous the next eight weeks would prove to beAs soon as Skylar gets to Malibu mysterious things begin to happen She discovers a hidden garden behind a rusted gate in Gwendolyn’s huge back yard Her new.