Hello everyone, Abigail here, welcome back to another Book Nook review.So this review is part of a blog tour I’m in which is kind of exciting! Mam thought it would be a good idea for me to review this book instead of her and I think it was a good idea because I loved it.
This book is called The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder & David Ross. So this book is based on the China today and Medieval China. The main character is a girl called Sara Livingstone and she lives in Beijing and goes on a school field trip to the Beijing Palace Museum. Things take a terrible turn when an encounter with the legendary Qingming scroll takes her a thousand years into China’s past. With secrets lurking deep within the shadow’s and danger around every single corner, Sara has to rely on her wits, strength, and her Granny Tangs stories to survive. As all dark forces gather, Sara must take her place in an epic cosmic battle and find all the courage she has to face an unworldly ancient magic.
About The Book
“Sara Livingstone’s school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter with the ancient Qingming Scroll thrusts her a thousand years into China’s past. With secrets in the shadows and danger around every corner, Sara must take her place in a cosmic battle and find the courage to face an unworldly ancient magic.”
What I Thought
This book was amazing! I loved this book so much I devoured the story and I’m hungry for more. I was really interested in the book and the Chinese culture because I was learning about the Ancient Chinese at school so it brought a great use of interest and understanding of the book. At the end of the book it was so full of suspense I kept reading the last chapter over and over again! After reading this book I was so amazed yet a bit confused. I can’t wait for the next book to come out because the suspense is killing me! Mam said there would be another book and I hope she’s right, she said she will get it for me as soon as it is out.
What I really liked about this book was how well thought up it was, the way the author or author’s interpenetrated Ancient China and the China today really held my interest. What I also loved about the book was how it was broken into parts, a lot of books I have read just have chapter’s, but this was something different for me and I liked how it was laid out. The parts in my opinion were a great idea because, like I mentioned before, the book is based on China today and medieval China each part would be like Part 1 China Today and Part 2 Medieval China so it didn’t get confusing and I thought that was really quite clever.
So I think you can tell I really liked this book it was so good. I’d recommend this book for kids from 11 up (I’m 11 but my sister is 9 and I don’t think she would be ready for it yet).
About The Authors
Scott Lauder was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Having taught in Greece, Japan, and England, he now lives with his wife and four cats in the UAE where he teaches English. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and drinking good coffee. His other books include The Right Thing, A Single Shot, and The Boy-King Tutankhamun. David Scott Ross has traveled and taught throughout Asia since he first moved there in 1987. He currently teaches in upstate NY, where he lives with his wife and two sons. When David is not writing or teaching, he dreams about becoming a chef, a rock star, maybe an actor, but probably not all at once. At present, he is wrapping up two projects: Pastimes, encounters with a Stone Age people, and Dim, a detective novel.
So see ya next time! PS Thank you so much for this chance to be on a book tour, Mam said thanks to Anne for organising it and the publishers Neem Tree Press, I hope I get to do more book tours soon.