[KINDLE] ❆ Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor ❤ Ally Carter – Pv1.info

[KINDLE] ❆ Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor ❤ Ally Carter – Pv1.info 5 StarsThis book will do well with the younger readers for sure It feels like a new book akin to Harry Potter It seems to unassuming but this book has some meat to its bones.April has lived in foster care for most of her life so she knows the drill A new home means meeting new people She has a key given to her by her mother when she was an infant and she keeps this close On the key is the Winterbourne crest So when her new home is Winterbourne Castle, she needs to find out what this key op 5 StarsThis book will do well with the younger readers for sure It feels like a new book akin to Harry Potter It seems to unassuming but this book has some meat to its bones.April has lived in foster care for most of her life so she knows the drill A new home means meeting new people She has a key given to her by her mother when she was an infant and she keeps this close On the key is the Winterbourne crest So when her new home is Winterbourne Castle, she needs to find out what this key opens and what legacy her mother left her She runs into roguish missing billionaire, Gabriel during her search No one believes she has seen the elusive man even the woman taking care of them who knew the man personally He is thought to be dead and his uncle is about to make that happen legally so he can take possession of the Winterbourne fortune.This reminds me of a comic book in some ways I can see all the Batman colorations hidden in plain sight here But this book has its own vision I am hoping this might only be book one in a bigger series I can see how it could expand for further development Many threads were left hanging at the end.The main question I was left with was why was April left such an important key to the legacy revealed at the end What is her connection to it all She asks a similar question throughout the book Even though it wasn t answered, that doesn t make me hate this book It just makes me curious forI needin the Winterbourne series.Such a fun book I totally recommend it for adults, middle grade and teens We all can learn something from these scrappy and inventive kids.If you love a good middle grade mystery book, you need to pick this one up You won t be disappointed I was hooked all the way through Good stuff I received this as an ARC Advanced Reader Copy in return for an honest review I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS I love Ally Carter s books and I adore reading middle grade, so I was definitely excited for this book I didn t enjoy this book as much as I expected, but it was still a fun read.April doesn t have parents Years ago, when she was a baby, her mother left her only with a key and a claim that she would come back April still holds onto that hope, and when a museum trip leads her to a chest that seems to match her key, she th This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS I love Ally Carter s books and I adore reading middle grade, so I was definitely excited for this book I didn t enjoy this book as much as I expected, but it was still a fun read.April doesn t have parents Years ago, when she was a baby, her mother left her only with a key and a claim that she would come back April still holds onto that hope, and when a museum trip leads her to a chest that seems to match her key, she thinks she may find her answers But, instead, she accidentally sets the museum on fire And that somehow sends her to the Winterborne House and under their care The house is great, and the other children are nice, but April can t help but wonder if her key, and her mother, are connected to the Winterbornes, but she ends up stumbling on an even bigger mystery.I ll start off with some positives I loved the mystery That s what drew me to this story in the first place The book has plenty of mysterious elements There s April s past, the mysterious key, and the supposedly dead heir The Winterbornes themselves are really a mystery There is even an almost superhero villain vibe to the book, which is evenevident further into the book The mystery really reminded me a little of the earlier Gallagher Girls books, and it carries a little bit of that nostalgia Still, the mystery is new and it s own story Some things felt predictable to me, as an adult, but there are many things that I just don t know how they will be resolved I loved the characters and I thought that their interactions with each other in the house were fantastic, although it takes a while for the characters to team up together I did have issues with their characterizations I felt like most of the characters weren t that well developed They were known for doing one thing and that was their one thing Sadie, for example, is a smart inventor and that s really all she does in the book When the child characters were all together, I would sometimes mix up their dialogue April, our MC, was really hard to read at times and I felt like I couldn t always connect with her Usually, I feel like characters grow and change throughout a book and I guess we get that with April, but the book felt like an introduction to the cast without me really getting to know who they are besides surface level interests I found the setting to be fantastic, creepy mansions are always fun in middlegrade, but it wasn t quite what I expected from the synopsis I think I expected this to take place at a school orphanage, but it wasn t really either It could technically be an orphanage, but there are only five kids and all five are on the cover The cover really made me think it was a school because of the matching outfits I kind of understand why it wasn t a school esqe setting, since Ally Carter already has the Gapagher Girls series, but it took me by surprise Although, having a small cast of characters was better for this book and made the mansion feel that muchvast.As for pacing, there were plenty of moments where I couldn t wait to read what would happen next, but there were also moments where I felt like the plot was moving slowly We have intense action scenes, along with scenes of characters just wandering around the mansion As for the ending, the ending was very intriguing I don t think I fully understand what happened and I won t until book two I hope there is a book two , but I wasn t really expecting the connection between the two view spoiler The Sentinal and the Winterbornes I honestly did not expect the Sentinal to be such a big part of the book hide spoiler IN CONCLUSION Overall, I have mixed feelings I liked the mystery and despite my issues with the characterization, I do think there are some great characters in this book It is a fun middlegrade book and I think middle schoolers will enjoy this book I think this book felt like an introduction to a series rather than the actual first book I didn t really get enough answers, even for a first book, and the characters weren t developed enough Still, I hope to readin this series April Didn T Mean To Start The Fire She Wasn T Even The One Who Broke The Vase She Had Absolutely No Intention Of Becoming The Only Person Who Knows That Gabriel Winterborne, The Missing And Presumed Dead Billionaire, Is Neither Missing Nor Dead And Is Actually Living In The Basement Of Winterborne House, Sharpening His Swords And Looking For Vengeance Now That April Knows Gabriel Winterborne Is Alive, It S Up To Her To Keep Him That Way But There S Only So Much A Twelve Year Old Girl Can Do, So April Must Turn To The Other Orphans For Help Together, They Ll Have To Unravel The Riddle Of A Missing Heir And A Creepy Legend, And Find A Secret Key, Before The Only Home They Ve Ever Known Is Lost To Them Forever I love Ally Carter This is a cute and some what suspenseful story, but it was hard for me to remember all of the side characters back stories and distinguish them from one another I still prefer Ally Carter s YA books over this one, but this could be a fun series ifbooks are written Popsugar Challenge 2020 A book that s published in 2020 Oooh Reading a middle grade mystery that is a cross between MBS and Nancy Drew at four in the morning while a thunderstorm is going on is my new favorite thing.Also, Hale from the Heist Society Series has been shrunken down in mini form with Colin in this new series I adore that He s even a con artist himself in his own right I m giddy Truly giddy This truly surpassed my expectations by far and I m off to go order my own copy because I need this book in my collection Ally Carter s otherOooh Reading a middle grade mystery that is a cross between MBS and Nancy Drew at four in the morning while a thunderstorm is going on is my new favorite thing.Also, Hale from the Heist Society Series has been shrunken down in mini form with Colin in this new series I adore that He s even a con artist himself in his own right I m giddy Truly giddy This truly surpassed my expectations by far and I m off to go order my own copy because I need this book in my collection Ally Carter s other books have been enjoyable, but this one had the feel of my all time favorite series, The Mysterious Benedict Society, with the writing style being quite literally a chefs kiss so needless to say, it s my favorite of her books Major props that this book didn t end on a major cliffhanger, thank you so very much As far as content goes, I don t think I would let a sensitive 12year old read it, but I found all the content to be fine for those a bit older or those used to reading secular fiction Content A few mentions of praying.Some darn s, dang s, and stupid s Fighting with swords , stabbing being stabbed, injuries, pain, blood bleeding barely above not detailed Mentions of the death of a family, the murderer continuing to try to kill the only survivor, the survivor wanting to kill the murderer barely above not detailed Mentions of murder attempts killing barely above not detailed Mentions of the possibility of being killed scary men with knives guns and doing illegal things Mentions Hints of Tim s dad a convicted felon being physically abusive and his many injuries scars Mentions of con artists Mentions of curses.A few mentions of butts A few mentions of farts I continue to absolutely devour everything Ally writes What a tender look at foster care and found family and against the backdrop of mystery, intrigue, and secrets that we all know and love I cannot wait forwith April and her friends E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusApril lives in an orphanage, and on a class trip to the Winterbourne Museum, she has a disastrous experience and ends up in the hospital after causing a fire that takes out much of the collection She doesn t get in trouble, however she is spirited away from the hospital by Ms Nelson and told that she will live at the Winterbourne house with fellow orphans Colin, Sadie, Tim and Violet There is a big problem with the Winterbourne estate Gabriel, who was orphane E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusApril lives in an orphanage, and on a class trip to the Winterbourne Museum, she has a disastrous experience and ends up in the hospital after causing a fire that takes out much of the collection She doesn t get in trouble, however she is spirited away from the hospital by Ms Nelson and told that she will live at the Winterbourne house with fellow orphans Colin, Sadie, Tim and Violet There is a big problem with the Winterbourne estate Gabriel, who was orphaned when his parents boat capsized and he was the only survivor, has been missing for ten years An uncle, Evert, seeks to inherit, but Gabriel has not yet been declared dead In the meantime, the house is run by the butler, Smithers, and is home to this small group of children who have tangential relationships with the family April herself has a key with the Winterbourne crest on a necklace that is the only thing she has left from her mother, who abandoned her Because she is naturally curious and impulsive, April takes it upon herself to investigate the house to try to find a box with treasure that her key will open She doesn t find it, but she does find a mysterious man living in a hidden room in the mansion Will she and the other children be able to solve the mystery, despite the many dangers, and settle the matter of the Winterbourne inheritance once and for all I don t want to spoil this mystery Strengths April is a feisty, engaging character with a mystery she doesn t know how to begin to solve The other students, especially the inventive Sadie, are fun as well The Winterbourne house is one that readers will wish they could run off to in order to explore its secret passageways, and the mystery is nicely convoluted, but not too difficult to follow I suspect there will be other books in the series, since this ended with suspicious characters with swords running off into the night Weaknesses There seems to be a trend towards having characters who are orphaned, in foster care, and then approached by some sort of secret organization to work I know that it helps to get parents out of the way so that middle grade characters can have adventures, but since I do have students who are in foster care, I wish that the portrayal of the system wererealistic.What I really think For the sake of my own collection, I wish this werelike I d Tell You I Love You, But Then I d Have to Kill You, the very first ARC I ever saw, and one of my most favorite books instead oflike Lemony Snicket or the similarly named Winterhouse, but Carter is a fantastic writer, and this would span the elementary middle school age range instead of the middle school high school one I love that the cover incorporates plaid uniforms similar to the ones on the cover of the Gallagher Girls books Which are still available in library bindings through Follett Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review purposes All opinions are my own This was a FANTASTIC middle grade novel I thoroughly enjoyed this and could not put it down once I got it started The characters were charming, the storyline was fun and fast paced, and the ending wrapped up this storyline and left TONS of room for the rest of the series Highly recommend This is a first purchase for collections that serve middle grade readers I Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a DRC of this title for review purposes All opinions are my own This was a FANTASTIC middle grade novel I thoroughly enjoyed this and could not put it down once I got it started The characters were charming, the storyline was fun and fast paced, and the ending wrapped up this storyline and left TONS of room for the rest of the series Highly recommend This is a first purchase for collections that serve middle grade readers I d suggest grades 4 7 on this one It is a solid mystery thriller for this age range that is completely appropriate and not really scary.April is different from the other kids she knows in the foster care system because her mom is coming back for her The note her mom left with April, along with the key she wears around her neck, says so April has been waiting 12 years for her mom to come back, and she isn t about to give up now Especially when she realizes that the key she wears every day has the same crest as the infamous Winterborne s, a family full of tragedy and intrigue There was one remaining heir to the Winterborne fortune, and he mysteriously disappeared 10 years ago The Winterborne home is now being used as a home for 5 orphan children, cared for by the foundation April joins four other orphans, all with their own tragic stories, and moves in to the mansion Once there, April begins to realize that there might beto the story of the missing Winterborne heir, and that not only does the Winterborne family have a fortune, it also has a legacy And the kids are now a part of it.Highly recommend That was adorable, and uh, I ll take the sequel immediately, please and thank you. Stay here, Gabriel said, before stepping on to the first stone step A moment later, he stopped And spun And stared down at the five kids who were following him I thought I said stay thereOn my blog Rep Black characterGalley provided by publisherIt would not be an exaggeration to say that this is probably hands down my favourite Ally Carter book ever Yes, even better than Gallagher Girls and Heist Society It contains all the best tropes found family, a recluse adopting a grouStay here, Gabriel said, before stepping on to the first stone step A moment later, he stopped And spun And stared down at the five kids who were following him I thought I said stay thereOn my blog Rep Black characterGalley provided by publisherIt would not be an exaggeration to say that this is probably hands down my favourite Ally Carter book ever Yes, even better than Gallagher Girls and Heist Society It contains all the best tropes found family, a recluse adopting a group of orphans or should I say being adopted by them, the FOUND FAMILY I don t care this is middle grade I m buying a copy for everyone I know and forcing them to read it Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour follows April, and orphan whose sole clue to her mother s identity is a small key marked with the Winterborne crest not that she knows this at this point When April is caught up in the arson of a museum displaying the Winterbornes collection, she is whisked away to join four other children living at the Winterborne Home There, she discovers that the long lost presumed dead heir to the Winterborne fortune is actually alive, but out for revenge.Ally Carter is great at two things in her books characters and action mystery And this one is no different We are introduced to a cast of characters you can t help but fall in love with particularly the five children, though Gabriel comes close You will be rooting for them from the first page And the relationships they develop are god tier relationships, especially the one they all share with Gabriel Winterborne think like Batman and the Robins but evenreluctant on Gabriel s part They re the kind of characters and relationships you don t want to part with by the end of the book.But it s not just a character driven story There s also a mystery going on at the same time a number of mysteries, to be honest And, yeah, it s a less complex mystery than in any of Ally Carter s other books, because it s middle grade, but the adventures the orphans get up to in defense of Gabriel are just as exciting.So basically, if you only read one single book in all of 2020, let it be this one

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