Synopsis: Turn on your torches and join Aveline Jones!

Aveline is thrilled when she discovers that the holiday cottage her mum has rented for the summer is beside a stone circle. Thousands of years old, the local villagers refer to the ancient structure as the Witch Stones, and Aveline cannot wait to learn more about them.

Then Aveline meets Hazel. Impossibly cool, mysterious yet friendly, Aveline soon falls under Hazel’s spell. In fact, Hazel is quite unlike anyone Aveline has ever met before, but she can’t work out why. Will Aveline discover the truth about Hazel, before it’s too late?

Join the world of Aveline Jones, where mysteries are solved, spirits are laid to rest, and everybody gets to bed on time.

Release Date: 16th September 2021

Genres: Middle Grade, Horror, Friendship, Suspense, Magic/WitchCrafts, Mystery

Pages: 224

Thank you so much to Usborne publishing and netgalley for the earc to read and review.

Review: Since finishing the first book I desperately awaited the second one, I knew it would be another fun haunting story with Aveline. I was so pleasantly excited reading this book it did not disappoint at all, it was so eerie and mysterious and I loved it so much.

Oh my gosh this story is so good and eerie, I love a good witch story and this focus on the lure, the magic, the druids, the witch stones and what a witch is truly capable of doing. I admit it wasn’t as tense or scary or creepy as the first book was for me anyway, however this book will still have you in suspense awaiting what is going to happen next, it will have you intrigued with what is really going on and wanting to protect Aveline.

This book is written so incredibly well, it provides a wonderful eerie vision in your mind the whole time you are reading and you are instantly transported to this story, learning new things about witches as you go along and the heebie jeebies will still follow you throughout this book.

We cannot forget the illustrations by Keith Robinson they are amazing and umm eerie, seeing the art work for each new chapter of the stones and the magpie was just wonderful and adds extra creepy to what you are reading, I loved it.

I am so happy that I read this book, it’s an amazing sequel and I loved following Aveline along on another creepy vacation. I highly recommend this book and the first one if you are looking for an easy, yet uneasy creepy book series to read for yourself or 10+ year old in your life then seriously this book series needs to be in your life.

I am also so super excited that there is a third book advertised in the back of this book, I am now awaiting for it to be available as I already know I need it and will love it.

About Author: Born in the UK, Phil now lives with his wife in Portland, Oregon, where he works as an advertising copywriter. He has a passion for horror, ghosts, and all things that go bump in the night. His short stories have been published in adult horror anthologies, but Phil turned his hand to writing middle grade as he wanted to create the same visceral thrill he remembers from reading Alan Garner, Clive King and Roald Dahl. The Haunting of Aveline Jones is his first middle grade novel.


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