Review: Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest

Review: Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest

Review: Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest
Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest by A.J. York

Series: Delilah Dusticle #3
Genres: Children's, Young Adult, Fantasy, Short Story
Published by Nova Sky Books
Publication Date: May 5th 2016
Format: eBook
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Synopsis:

In this exciting instalment, Delilah Dusticle and the Dustbusters travel to the vibrant and mystical land of India. On arrival, they are tasked with a quest to overcome a powerful curse and save a life. It soon becomes clear that it is Delilah, who must find the strength and the power to defeat the curse. This is the third in a series of stories following Delilah and the Dustbusters on adventures around the world. Fully illustrated and packed with adventure!

 

My Review

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book.

 

Another adorable installment in the Delilah Dusticle adventures!

 

The series grew up a bit in this book. Delilah and the gang go on an adventure in India to save Dev’s sister, Kirin. Kirin is being threatened by a powerful, magical dust storm so of course Delilah is just the girl to save the day.

 

Both Delilah and her powers over dust grow during this adventure. I am always surprised by how interesting Delilah’s powers are. You wouldn’t think that being able to control dust would be an enviable skill, but it really is. I won’t spoil your fun by explaining why Delilah’s powers are so impressive, but they didn’t fail to entertain.

 

As always, there was a nice little lesson included with the fun. The author does a great job of explaining grief and how to deal with it without giving into bitter and angry feelings. And this is all explained in a manner that is easy to understand.

 

This book was scarier than the other two, dealt with grief, and did include adults enjoying a sip of champagne so I would recommend it for the older kids. This was still a very clean book, the reading level is just higher than the rest of the series.

 

I think this may be my favorite in the Delilah Dusticle series. Things just keep getting more interesting. These books are always short, but a lot of content in packed into the small package!

 

I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up.

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Author Biography

About A.J. York

About me? Well, I am the author of The Delilah Dusticle Adventures, a middle grade fantasy series. I grew up in the UK, but was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. My childhood influences were a mix of Pippi Longstocking and The Flumps.

Things I like? Swedish cinnamon buns, yoga, tea, salt liquorice, sleeping on boats, compassion and other people's creativity. Things I do not like? Okra. The vegetable is also known as ladies fingers, which makes them even less appetising to me. Blah!

I have always enjoyed making up characters and their life stories, therefore I jumped at the chance to study theatre at the University of Brighton. I later trained as a drama teacher and I have a Master's degree from Goldsmiths University of London. I have gone back to my roots and I now live in Gothenburg. People have told me they love reading my stories and I hope you have fun reading them too!

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