Hello there my loves!
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend, I know I certainly am! Last week I had the most lovely Friday evening with some bookish friends. I headed to the capital for the launch of The Train to Impossible Place by P.G. Bell. Let me give you the run down on this epic book before I launch into my ramble about how much I loved everything about the event.
A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime. The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space. But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery―to the evil Lady Crepuscula. Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice―with the fate of the entire Union at stake.
Okay, I’m going to let you run to the bookstore quick to get this book and come back. Got it? Good. Let’s continue!
This, now that I come to think about it, was the first book launch that I’ve attended and it really set the bar high for the ones that will (hopefully) come. As this is a middle grade book, there were, as expected, lots of children running around all evening. It really was a delight to see their excitement at getting their hands on this book a little earlier than most others would be able to.
My favourite part of the whole event though, was the reading. It’s just so lovely to see so many children completely entranced by a book and the room was silent. It made me incredibly excited to read the rest of the book, and the two books that will follow in the future.
The Train to Impossible Places is magical ride for children, adults and everyone in between. It hits shelves today, so be quick, get your copy from anywhere that sells good books right now!
Peace and pages