MG Takes On Thursday – The Highland Falcon Thief

Welcome to another MG Takes On Thursday. This meme was created by Mary at Book Craic so please go and check her blog out.

How to take part

  • Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author, illustrator and publisher.
  • Open the book to page 11 and share your favourite sentence. 
  • Write three words to describe the book.
  • Either share why you would recommend this book, or link to your review.

This week I am showcasing The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman.

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Favourite sentence from page 11

Scanning the crowd for a glimpse of his parents, Hal only saw the blank faces of strangers.

The book in three words

Mysterious, fun, witty.

The Highland Falcon Thief exceeded all of my expectations and just wowed me from start to finish. I would probably describe it as middle grade version of Murder on the Orient Express but with a jewel thief instead of a murderer, which sounds pretty neat, right? This book had everything I could want from a MG Mystery. It had great atmosphere, intriguing characters and a crime that you wanted to solve yourself, if that were possible. It took me on one hell of a ride (no pun intended!), and come the end I was breathless. I can also say that the ending shocked me, as I honestly didn’t think it was going to finish that way. Overall just a fun, well written mystery and I am dying to read the next in the series.

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