Title: The Dreamsnatcher
Author: Abi Elphinstone
Genre: Children’s (9 – 11 years)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (26 Feb. 2015)
Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare – the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. The Dreamsnatcher is waiting. He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life.
Because Moll is more important than she knows… The Oracle Bones foretold that she and Gryff, a wildcat that has always been by her side, are the only ones who can fight back against the Dreamsnatcher’s dark magic. Suddenly everything is at stake, and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure.
The Dreamsnatcher is all about a young girl called Moll, she is a gypsy but has never felt like she belonged as she did not know her parents. Every night she gets the same dream and it takes her further and further out of the clearing. One night she wakes near the river and as her horse Jinxed had been stolen by Skulls camp she went to rescue her. What happens once she enters the camp for the first time changes her life in a big way.
An adventure begins, she needs to stop Skull and the other Witch Doctors from killing her and breaking the Bone Murmur, Protect her own camp and find the amulets.
This book is full of fantasy, adventure, magic, secrets and can be a little scary at times. My daughter loved the adventure. She fell in love with Gryff and now wants a Gryff of her own. She clung on to every word while reading it.
Moll needs to find two more amulets before she is completely safe so we are expecting at least another two books in the series.
A great read for both mum and child. Very well written and fast pacing.
* I received The Dreamsnatcher book for free in exchange for an honest review