The Haunting of Aveline Jones Review

Title: The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Author: Phil Hickes, Keith Robinson (Illustrator)

Publisher: Usborne Publishing

Publication Date: 17 September 2020

Source: Penguin Random House South Africa

Format: Paperback

Pages: 350 

Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose's disappearance. 

Now someone... or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline. 

Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes

Book Review:

Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am always on the look out for some amazing mystery middle grades. They always meet the vibe check and this one sounds like it is going to be an amazing read. I cannot wait to jump into this. I don't have any expectations beyond that I hope it is a quick read about ghost stories. 

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It promises a charmingly spooky mystery and that is exactly what you get! I absolutely loved the chilling story following Aveline. I did find the chapters to be lengthy but once you got into the pace of the writing, things just flowed really well. I loved the illustrations that were featured at the end of each chapter, there were quite a few that I wanted to have blown up and put on display. I loved that the book had a good mix of cozy vibes and creepy vibes. Overall, the book was so wholesome and I think that young readers will absolutely love this series. A huge shout out to Penguin Random House South Africa for providing me with a fantastic middle grade read!

Yours in Reading, 


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