Jungledrop – Abi Elphinstone

Stars: *****

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the Unmapped Chronicles series by Abi Elphinstone. The Everdark prequel was an exciting taste of these new worlds; Rumblestar is an adventure for Casper Tock defeating Morg; Jungledrop continues the adventure in a glow-in-the-dark rainforest!

Fox and Fibber have been brought up competing with each other their whole lives. Their parents are determined that one of the children should find a way to save the family businesses – which means they’re rivals with each other. Taught to stamp on people to get where that want and that kindness gets you nowhere, the twins look out for the most important people: themselves.

They don’t care that there hasn’t been rain in months – they have water so why should they? But when they find themselves on a train to a mysterious, magical land they suddenly need to re-evaluate.

Fibber begins to change: he cares more. But Fox is suspicious of his motives….

In Jungledrop, you’re thrown into an imaginary world which is interesting, unique and exciting. The scenery is beautifully set: you can imagine the world vividly. Abi’s use of descriptive language is one of my favourite parts of her writing…along with her new words! A flickertug map is something I wish I had!

Despite being part of a series, Jungledrop also felt viable as a stand-alone book. There were interwoven aspects about Morg, the Faraway and precious heroes, yet the story felt independent with its new characters and plot. It was fast-paced and pulled you forward throughout the chapters.

I loved the development of the characters and not just the physical, but also emotional journey they overcame. It led to the book having brilliant themes of kindness, teamwork and acceptance weaved throughout the story.

It’s an adventure for Fox and Fibber, but also for the reader too!

*Review Copy 😊*


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