The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera, reviewed by Alma

Imagine a world where the villains are the mysterious white eyed people with eyes like you or me and the heroes have completely black eyes. I like this as it lets you imagine a whole new species of human.

This fantasy adventure is about when Bela goes to live with her uncle who she’s never met. Exploring his strange scientific lab, she uncovers a deadly secret, a way to go to the spirit world! In it she finds a sister she never knew she had, born forty thousand years before.

Occasionally, going between the human world and the spirit world, and the different eras, was a bit confusing, but it was definitely worth it.

I really liked this book, because it made me feel like I was there. I also liked the relationship between the two sisters as it was more realistic than in some books. I say this as, at first, Ren-ya (the older sister) doesn’t trust Bela, but then their relationship grows and develops until they are extremely close.

                                                            HAPPY READING!

About the book

‘An epic icy adventure with a warming tale of sisterhood at its heart’ – Maria Kuzniar

‘Every way I look at it, I love this book from the crystalline brilliance of its surface to its tender, glowing heart’ – Zillah Bethell

A haunting magical adventure about two sisters born 40,000 years apart, perfect for fans of Frostheart and The Wild Way Home .  

When Bela’s mother dies, she is summoned to deepest Siberia to stay with an uncle she’s never met. Exploring his strange scientific workshop, she uncovers a secret she was never meant to find – a doorway that opens an to icy land, frozen in time and full of legends come to life.

But this frozen land is in danger, and it’s up to Bela to find a way to save it. To succeed, she must join forces with the impossible: a long-lost sister she never knew she had, born 40,000 years before . . .