Thursday, June 20, 2019

Britfield and the Lost Crown {A Book Review + Giveaway} #ExperienceTheStory #WorldofBritfield #BritfieldandTheLostCrown

**Book received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might still be alive, Tom knows he must do what he can to find them. He can’t leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so armed with a single clue to his past, the word Britfield, the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon. Now they’re on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what looks like half the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah’s journey takes them from Oxford University to Windsor Castle, through London, and finally to Canterbury. Along the way, they discover that Tom may be the true heir to the British throne, but even with the help of two brilliant professors, it looks like Tom and Sarah will be captured and sent back to the orphanage before they have a chance to solve Tom’s Royal mystery.

When kids learn to love reading at a young age, that is something they can carry with them for the rest of their lives! I know that is certainly true for me. As a child, I fell in love with books, and as an adult that love has continued on... providing a much needed escape when I needed it most.

Still, as important as we know that it is for kids to read, it's not always that easy. As little kids we can read to them, of course, but as they start to get older, I've found that it can be harder to find stories that capture their interests. As a mom to an almost 12 year old son, I have found that this can be especially true for boys. There just don't seem to be as many good series options out there as there seems to be for females. I am always on the hunt for a great series that my son can enjoy...and one that I can feel good about him reading as well. When I first heard about this book and the series, I couldn't help but think it could be the perfect summer read- one that boys and girls alike can fall in love with.

Some of my favorite books as a child had a few things in common--- they tended to revolve around an amazing adventure and they painted vivid pictures that I could imagine in my head. This book does both of those beautifully! It is packed full of action that is sure to keep your young reader anxious to read more! It's certainly one of those can't put down, want to read it over and over again. Likewise, the descriptions really help us to imagine all the places visited...and learn about them too. The included maps on the beginning pages were a nice addition in that respect as well.

If you have a middle reader and are looking for a new series for them to check out, this is one that I would certainly recommend checking out!

'Britfield and the Lost Crown' will be available to purchase on August 15. You can learn more about Britfield by visiting the official website here:

And you have the chance to win a copy of Britfield and the Lost Crown for yourself. Visit here to enter!


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