Monday, August 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Charlotte Stone and the Children of the Nymet by Tasha O’Neill


If the Memory Dies, a Forest Falls

‘For the good of all the worlds you must heal the severed root. It starts and ends with the tree.’

Time is running out for the tree weavers of Syluria as an illness takes hold of the sacred Nymet tree. Their only hope seems to lie in a half-whispered legend of a flame-haired girl from beyond the Dreamtime. 

Charlotte Stone doesn’t feel much like a legend with her life falling apart around her. She is forced to swap her exciting, nomadic lifestyle for a sleepy East Anglian village but Brackenheath is not all it seems – and neither is the lonely old oak on the hill that has been haunting her dreams.

Charlotte and the Weaver Tar’sel join forces with some unlikely allies in the form of a straight-laced fairy civil servant and a delinquent elf with a case of ‘brown thumbs’. Together they set out to save the Brackenheath oak and with it, an entire hidden world from destruction. Meanwhile, as the roots of the Nymet Tree begin to loosen their grip, an ancient evil awakens… and it’s closer to home than Charlotte realises. 

The Children of the Nymet is book one of ‘The Nymet Chronicles’, which follows the adventures of Charlotte Stone as she pieces together the puzzle of how the fates of her family and Syluria are irrevocably entwined.

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 2 months


I thought this book was confusing and it was not very fun to read. I would of thought it would have been better. Clarissa was my favorite character, but I do not have a favorite part. The book is pretty much just about a girl and a tree. The girl has a twin and their parents are lost. 

I give this book 1 out of 5 stars as it was too confusing. I recommend it for ages 11 and up.