Monday, February 15, 2016

Faith Girlz Glimmer Girls book series

Glimmer Girls
London Art Chase
A Dolphin Wish
Written by Natalie Grant
Illustrated by Cathi Mingus
ZonderKidz Publishing
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $8.99 each

Faith Girlz Glimmer Girls series is aimed at Tween Girls and gives the reader a fun adventure as they stumble upon a mystery!  I will give a summary of each book, but I just want to let you know that London Art Chase is first in the unless you don't mind a spoiler, you might want to read the first one, FIRST!

London Art Chase is set in London, as the Glimmer family travels to London for some concerts that the mother, Gloria Glimmer is giving.  The family sees some of the sites together, but then the nanny, Miss Julia, takes the girls, Maddie, Mia and Lulu to see some other sites, while their parents are busy preparing for the concerts.  That's when all the excitement happens.  I won't give too many details, but Maddie sees a painting being removed from an art museum and the chase is on.  Maddie believes so strongly that a crime is being committed, that she is willing to break the rules to figure it out.  Maddie is frustrated that no one will listen to her.  She does discover that she was in over her head and really put herself in a dangerous situation.  All turns out well in the end and the mystery is solved!  Maddie is told there will be consequences for breaking the rules, and while we don't see that in this book, you do find out about it in A Dolphin Wish.

A Dolphin Wish is set in San Diego and is the next stop on Gloria Glimmer's concert tour.  Most of this book is set at Captain Swashbuckler's Adventure Park, which is part theme park, part aquarium.  In A Dolphin Wish, Mia overhears some teens talking about someone letting animals out and is concerned for their safety.  She feels like she needs to solve this mystery, partly because Maddie solved the one in London, partly because of the concern for the animals.  I won't give too many details, so the story isn't spoiled, but I will say, I did not expect the ending!  

I enjoyed both of these books more than I expected!  They were written well, with some unexpected twists and a good message for the reader.  I think these books would be an excellent addition for tween girls.  The storylines were very engaging and there were some great lessons in both books!  There is another book in this series as well and I hope more are in the works!

*I received a copy of the above mentioned product to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Your results and/or opinions may vary.

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