The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant, reviewed by Rosa

This book was a joy to read because the author had lovely imaginative ideas that made the book exciting and warming to read before bed or in the day. 

The story is about a girl who works at a hat shop, who needs to stop war breaking out between France and England, by returning some enchanted peace clothes to their makers. 

I love how Tamzin Merchant (the author) created a heroine, not a hero, because it made the book more interesting to read as she wore big skirts, but they didn’t get in the way of her climbing and saving the day. It was cute how the messenger pigeon was hatched in her father’s armpit. The bond between Cordelia and Goose is spellbinding as their families are enemies. I would have loved to have learned how they met.

It didn’t quite have me gripped at the start but by he end it left me hungry for more! The plot is an interesting one but it had two dilemmas which is juicy but also a lot to focus on. Tamzin Merchant handled it brilliantly by making the main character multitask magically and that made it even better. 

Nevermoor and the Sinclair mystery fans would relish as magic and millinery is the perfect combo. 

My name is Rosa and I am nine, I live in Hove with my cat Minty, annoying brother Otto and my parents. I love reading and writing. Writing is not just popping words on a page, to me it’s a step into a new world, everything is amazing and crazy, nothing is boring and grey. Reading is one of my total passions. My favourite books are usually mystery/action and include The Percy Jackson series, Harry Potter and some other smashing books. I have also written two books: Story Le Jenrale; and Paris at its Worst. Currently I am writing another, it is a picture book this time and is called Don’t Zigzag the Zoo.