Posted in Age 10-12, Age 12-14, Age 13+

The Mask of Aribella

Reviewed by Bookmonstress Méabh
Author: Anna Hoghton

Hi there Bookmonsters!
Today’s book review is on Anna Hoghton’s debut novel, The Mask of Aribella. This is a magical, rich tale of mystery, intrigue, adventure and friendship, and it has catapulted itself straight into my Top Ten! Set in Venice, young Aribella discovers she possesses secret powers just one day before her 13th birthday. These powers not only get her into trouble with the law, they also get her discovered by the Cannovacci, a secret society of magical warriors sworn to protect Venice from the evil spectres. And they need Aribella’s help! Aribella must learn to navigate not just the canals and dangerous waters of Venice, but also her new life as a Cannovacci. NO SPOILERS!!