Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Review: The Castle by Sophia Bennett






A search for the truth about her father’s death takes schoolgirl Peta Jones to a dangerous place ...

Peta Jones is an ordinary girl struggling with the loss of her father, an army hero who died in mysterious circumstances. When she receives clues that he may still be alive, but no one believes her, she embarks on a dangerous rescue across the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to a cliff-top castle, home to a billionaire in exile.

Peta soon discovers that what some people will do for money, she will do for love


My thoughts
I love Sophia Bennett as an author. I have devoured every book of hers that I have picked up. I must admit I was a little unsure when I picked this up whether it was too different from her other novels to be able to pull it off but actually it was classic Sophia Bennett and a fabulous read.

The Castle is an exciting and pacey story following Peta who is determined to find out about what happened to her father who is officially dead. I loved that she was a tough character who, despite being scared, is willing to go out there and find out the truth for herself. 

What I particularly enjoy about Sophia's novels is that she tackles some kind of bigger issue within them. In this case she uses the novel to discuss modern day slavery which really made you think as a reader and opens your eyes to thhe horrible practice which often remains hidden and not talked about because people don't want to believe it is happening.

All in all a brilliant read which I enjoyed.

You'll love this if you loved
Taken (Film featuring Liam Neeson)
Sophia Bennett's previous titles

2 comments:

Jesse Owen said...

Ooh! I have this one at home, I may have just bumped it up the pile - so glad you enjoyed it. Great review :)

sophiabennett said...

Thanks for such a lovely review, Kirsty. So glad you enjoyed this one. As a girl who grew up a bit like Peta, it's a story I've wanted to write for a long time. s xxx