Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars
Four Teens: One Quest: A World of Magic and Adventure It was no ordinary zipwire flight. Thrust into the magical world of Hadrixia, flame-haired Zara Bulmer and her three teenage companions must thwart the Dark Ruler of Hadrixia in their quest to locate the Stone of Exerith. The fate of the Empire depends on their success…and safe return to Star Camp. On their journey, the foursome must tangle with vicious creatures like the horn-headed Warnoks and the venomous web-tailed Tarquids. Will they succumb to the persuasive chants of the fire-loving Brozigs or be mauled to death by the tree-swinging Harnts? The friends join forces with Hadrixian teenager, Quinn, and encounter the kindness of Semyon, an aged wizard potionmaker. Will Zara fulfil the destiny bestowed upon her before the sun sets on the last day of July? Or will the Portwall to the Outside remain sealed, imprisoning the four intrepid teenagers in Hadrixia, consigning them to a future of chaos, destruction, or even death? There’s only one way to find out: Welcome to the perilous world of Hadrixia…
I would like to thank the author Zoe Baxter and blog tour organiser Rachel Gilbey for the ARC in return for an honest review.
Star Jumpers is aimed at YA readers and it was a fun and exciting read. The story takes us and four friends to a different world, which is full of magic, heroes, evil dictators and a plethora of alien creatures.
The characters are all fun and likeable. They can sometimes be jealous of each other and fractious, but their young kids, developing into teenagers. It all makes them so real and easy to identify with and I enjoyed the hours I spent in their company. Though Zara is the main character, each of the others is given a voice and the team dynamics work perfectly. I even enjoyed disliking the evil dictator, just want you want in a ‘baddie’.
The story is a real page turner and I spent many enjoyable hours reading it. I especially loved that the young characters are in charge throughout, so many YA authors are so busy trying to attract adults, they lose sight of what makes a great story for younger readers. Not Zoe Baxter, she delivers an adventures, fast paced, exciting story, that left me hoping for a sequel.
I would definitely recommend this to any young reader and to parents looking for a story to read to their children; as my mother read books like the Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe to me.
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About the author.
Zoe Baxter is the author of the Star Jumpers series, a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure set in the Dark Sky Park of Northumbria. An avid scribbler, she lives in a world filled with vicious and venomous creatures breathing down her neck, and has even been known to take the odd zip wire flight in the name of research.