Thursday, 24 March 2016

Review: Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Title: Hour of the Bees
Author:  Lindsay Eagar
Publisher: Walker
Rating: 4/5 Kitkats

Things are only impossible if you stop to think about them. . . .

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there’s something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world.

(From Goodreads) 

Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only.  

Hour of the Bees was such an adorable novel.

For me it was one of those books that you can read whilst in the middle of a tough-going fantasy, or gripping dystopian.

To me it is a middle grade as it does have that young touch to it. 

What I liked about this novel was the stories that the Grandfather told "Once upon a time there was a tree...".

Carol had a great character development. You can literally see her change for someone who is just on vacation to see her Grandfather, to wanting to see him when she's away from him. 
Even her half sister has a fantastic break through, as she's seen as selfish at the start.

There's also a mystery involving the bees, and to be honest, I don't think we can ever understand what they're up to in this book.

All in all I did enjoy this novel as it was like a sweet taste of honey when finished.

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As always, thank you for reading. 
I hope you have enjoyed this review. 
  Keep smiling, keep reading & be happy! =)

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