Saturday, December 5, 2015

Advent Reads Day 5: Message in a Bauble by H. Y. Hanna

Synopsis: "When Honey the Great Dane finds a hidden note inside a strange Christmas bauble, the festive season takes a sinister turn. Was the note from a trapped child? Join Honey and her canine friends as they set off on a Search & Rescue--from snowy playgrounds to eerie libraries--while they race to solve the mystery of the message in the bauble.

Kids and dog lovers will love this action-packed Christmas mystery filled with suspense and humour - not to mention candy canes, gingerbread cookies and lots of mince pies!

This short novella is part of the Big Honey Dog Mysteries - don't forget to check out the full novels in the series: Curse of the Scarab(#1) and A Secret in Time(#2)


My Review: I downloaded this book for my Advent Reads event and wanted to make sure to have a variety of holiday books. This one was cute and told from the dog Honey's perspective. The various dog and human personalities really shown through the story. It does say that each book in this series can be read as a standalone, that is true but the sudden rush of many characters made this book a little difficult to get into reading. That said I adored this little mystery and it would be fun for middle-grade animal lovers to read.
My Rating: This was a different and fun story with dog main characters. I am not normally a mystery fan but this series could be a great introduction to the genre for younger readers. I give it a rating of Three Paws.

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