“Brightstorm” by Vashti Hardy, illus. by George Ermos

Thanks to the publisher, W.W. Norton, I was granted access to an ARC copy of this book on Netgalley. However, this does not affect my review of it.

I requested to review the book because I like the cover and the synopsis sounds like something I might like. I was right.


MG Fantasy


Brightstorm, book 1


March 17, 2020

Goodreads summary:

Critically acclaimed in the UK, Brightstorm is a fast-paced fantasy adventure novel that will set imaginations soaring.

Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive devastating news: their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach South Polaris. To make matters worse, the Lontown Geographical Society finds Ernest Brightstorm guilty of sabotaging the expedition of his competitor, Eudora Vane. But a mysterious clue leads the twins to question the story they’ve been told—and to uncover the truth, they must undertake the journey of a lifetime. Joining the ragtag crew of a homemade sky-ship captained by the intrepid Harriet Culpepper, Arthur and Maudie race to South Polaris to salvage their family’s reputation and find out what really happened on their father’s doomed expedition.

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