Book Reviews: The Sword in the Grotto & Frognapped (Araminta Spookie #2 & #3)



Author: Angie Sage
Pages: 160 & 208
Published: August 1, 2006 & June 1, 2007
Genre: Children’s, Fantasy, Humor, Paranormal
Rating: 4/5

The Sword in the Grotto   This was book two in the Araminta Spookie series and continued the story of Araminta and her new housemate, Wanda Wizzard. Wanda and Araminta are exploring the hidden tunnels in Spookie House when they stumble upon a small grotto containing a super old sword. Since Sir Horace is about to turn 500, Araminta and Wanda decide that the sword would be the perfect gift for him! The only problem is that Araminta and Wanda somehow are locked inside the grotto and the tide is rising. Edmund, Sir Horace’s faithful page comes to their rescue and escorts them out of the grotto while also telling the story of how he and Sir Horace were killed.

Frognapped In book three of the Araminta Spookie series, Araminta is accused of misplacing Barry Wizzard’s (Wanda’s father) circus frogs. He has five frogs that can perform a bunch of tricks and now they have gone missing. Araminta is immediately blamed for anything that goes wrong in Spookie House, so instead of fighting against Barry she decides to set off to find the frogs and bring them back. Little did she know that that would require her to break into Morris FitzMaurice’s property to do so. Araminta and Wanda must do anything possible, including staging a fake fish show in order to rescue Barry’s prized frogs.

I really enjoyed both of these books and overall loved the Araminta Spookie series! 4/5 for both.


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