#BookReview – The Spirit of London by Rob Keeley #TheSpiritofLondon #GhostStory #ChildrensBook

25713716._SY475_From Goodreads: “On returning to London, Ellie investigates the mystery surrounding 47 Foster Square. Who is the sender of ghostly messages asking her for help? What is the secret of the Meadowes family? And what does Edward know about all this?
With her parents about to divorce, and her Mum acting very strangely, Ellie quickly discovers that a sinister force lies between her and the truth…
The Spirit of London is the second instalment in the thrilling and suspenseful ‘Spirits’ series and follows the success of The People’s Book Prize-nominated Childish Spirits. It focuses on slavery and a mixed-race family in Georgian times. Ellie finds herself facing a very dangerous foe and will need all her courage and humanity to get her through. The Spirit of London also sets up a story arc that will continue into future books in the series. The book will appeal to girls and boys of upper primary and lower secondary age – and to parents and teachers reading the book aloud!”

My Review

This is a super sequel to Childish Spirits by Rob Keeley which I reviewed a few weeks ago.

I really enjoyed catching up with Ellie again and ghostly friend Edward. Ellie has moved to another place in connection with her Mum’s job with Journeyback. This time she’s discovering the secrets of a London Regency house and the family who lived there.

As well as encountering more ghosts she has to contend with her parents impending divorce. with her Mum and Dad behaving very oddly indeed. Is the divorce causing their weird behaviour or could spirits be involved?

Poor Ellie gets in trouble with her Mum again in this book and is treated quite badly which made me feel quite sad for her, just when she needs her parents support. Fortunately another family member is around to comfort her.

I loved the ghosts in this story, particularly the mystery of the antique vase, which I thought was very clever indeed! The dream sequences where fantastic too, described so vividly.

Once again Rob Keeley has written a wonderful children’s ghost story and I can’t wait to stuck into the next book The Sword of the Spirit. I definitely recommend this one!

Thanks so much to the author for my lovely paperback copy.


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