Today we have a review by Amber…
Madame Pamplemousse & the Enchanted Sweet Shop – Rupert Kingfisher
It’s winter in Paris and Madeleine is having problems at school. A new girl, Mirabelle, is bullying her. Madeleine is too ashamed to ask for help from her friends, Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert, but she’s befriended by a woman called Madame Bonbon, who runs an alluring-looking sweet shop. The sweets Madame Bonbon gives Madeleine have the most bewitching effect, at first making her feel much stronger and able to confront Mirabelle. But soon they start drawing her into a strange, enchanted world from which she finds she cannot escape. For Madame Bonbon is really someone else in disguise – an old enemy from Madame Pamplemousse’s past, who has come to Paris seeking her revenge.
The sweet shop was brightly coloured, with grape-purple walls, a peppermint-blue door and an awning of strawberries and cream…
As soon as I read the blurb, I knew this would be a delicious read straight away. Best blurb ever? OF COURSE.
All of the other covers in the Madame Pamplemousse series are gorgeous. They are elegant, fun, and mysterious rolled into one. But THIS cover has to be the best of all – I can’t tell you how much I love this cover. I think it’s the best cover EVER!
I think this book was better than Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-Travelling Cafe, because there were more characters and in this book, it gave you more information on the background of the characters. I didn’t really know much about them, before.
You don’t really need to read all the books in order, but it would probably help you to get to know the characters a bit more. Plus, they’re really good books so I recommend reading them anyway!
This story is gripping. It was so good that I read it in one sitting! This book is sure to be a hit with readers who love adventurous, mystical books. 5/5!!
Thanks, Amber. Thanks to Bloomsbury Children’s Books for sending us a copy, too.