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Full of twists, cunning plots and deadly creatures, this book is perfect for teens, but also caters for a wider readership with clever language and great world-building.
With elements of fantasy, science fiction and dashes of mystery and suspense, this adventure is full of surprises.
Her characters are deep and engaging. I was hooked into Lilly’s quest from page 1 as she fights to escape the underground laboratory run by mad scientists.
Of course no laboratory would be complete without a horde of DNA modified, designer creatures that range from terrifyingly gross to terrifically cute!
Lilly is joined by a cast of quirky genius kids, who must learn to work together if they’re to engineer the deadly beasts their evil boss is demanding. The question is, what else can they cook up to help them escape their villainous overlords?
Sounds like fun? It is.
Ponder’s use of hyperlinks, images and emails in the story adds a realism to her work that will engage kids even further, leading them deeper into the fantastical world.
Beautifully crafted and full of heart, I highly recommend this book.
From the publisher's website:
"Bundled into a super secret underground bunker Lilly must use her awesome genius skills – and her not so awesome social skills to survive long enough to create magnificently deadly creatures and escape almost certain death…"
Sometimes I was reminded of the Lemony Snicket 'Unfortunate Events' series and at other times I imagined flashes of the Doctor Who tales that delighted me as a child - but in saying that, 'Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death' is a unique and exciting read for children who like imaginative and intelligently written adventure stories. I especially liked the way that Ponder uses ephemeral material to enhance the tale with images, links, and emails, helping to lead the reader through Miss Lionheart's labyrinthine world.
Don't forget to check out the live hypertext links in the book which will add to the experience of reading "Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death." Lots of goodies to be found there also. As the blurb suggests, this book is "the perfect gift for every mad-scientist in the making…and anyone who just wants a bit of fun and adventure with cute and dangerous designer critters in an underground laboratory." Highly recommended. This one should be in every school library.
Now, the author, Ms (or Mrs, or Mr) Ponder, asked if my nephew and myself would like to review the whole three book Lilly Lionheart Omnibus (paperback due out in March) in exchange for a free copy? Yes, please!
My nephew loved the zombies. Me, i am not so much a zombie fan but i recognise that younger folk revel in them.
Lilly Lionheart is a child prodigy scientist, kidnapped by Mr Big to work on his experiments. With the help of new mates, Missy and Brian, she attempts to sabotage the operation.
An adult reading this book will find lots of throwaway lines that will cause chuckles, such as the description of Mr Big's dog, Â«... a rottweiller that would come back for a second helping of postman.Â»
My nephew loved the witty side-bars, emails, posters, and notes. Who doesnt like to read about a World Wide Web of Evil?.
We were both delightfully surprised by the ending.