Heaven to Betsy eCan t wait for my granddaughters reach the age to appreciate these books Keep them coming Carrie REVIEWED FOR BIT N BOOK PROMOTERSGoodreads Website Thirteen year old Skylar s been collecting items for her detective kit and plans to be just like her grandfather What she didn t plan on was staying at her annoying cousin s mansion in Shadow Hills foright weeks while her parents tour Europe The Hills and the attic are off limits and that s just got to mean adventure or So B. It evenscape from Malibu But by the nd of this tale Skylar won t be the only person needing to get awaySkylar has a nice convincing voice as the first person narrator of this tween mystery Teens in her summer art class include the hearing impaired boy with a happy outgoing attitude the genius artist the skateboarder the wannabe Wiccan and and they make a fine group But outside school Sky is soon puzzling over a Ouija board with her new best friend She practices the arts of magical distraction on the grass of a secret garden but who can she trust and will she find a way to be true to herselfA pleasing blend of careful detective work fanciful ritual nature s beauty and tense xcitement makes this a cool tween adventure as Skyler grows up conuers her fears solves a mystery and learns wise lessons in friendship and how
to live with bullies Shadow Hills keep their mystery hidden right to the nd but this summer live with bullies Shadow Hills keep their mystery hidden right to the nd but this summer one to remember as is the book and there s ven the chance to develop your own detective kit at the nd Don t let those magic tricksters fool youDisclosure I was given a *free copy of this novel and I offer my honest if somewhat *ecopy of this novel and I offer my honest if somewhat review The Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross is the absolute perfect book for kids and teens It is the first in a series which is a good thing since once you follow would be private ye 13 year old Skylar Robbins around Malibu as
she unlocks the mystery of shadow hills you unlocks the mystery of Shadow Hills you want to be her side kick foreverSkylar has decided she is just like her grandfather and needs to be a private En plein coeur eye She carries her detective kitverywhere it has a finger print kit inside It s a good thing she takes it to her cousin s house when she has to live there for the summer while her parents are in Europe While dealing with her bullying cousin and missing her parents she uncovers a secret garden a maybe witch caves with magical seeds and learns about friendshipThis book is the best of The Bookshop on the Shore everything you loved about Nancy Drew Harriet the Spy and some Encyclopedia Brown It is fun adventurousducational and will be a great distraction to your kids during this stay at home time in our livesI received a free book copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review All opinions are my own. OrkSkylar Robbins The Mystery of Shadow Hills has been a #1 Best Seller in Children’s Detective books Children’s Fantasy Supernatural Mystery books Children’s Sword Sorcery Fantasy books and Children’s books Mystery DetectivesSpies This book is the recipient of the 5 Star Reader's Favorite Award and seal5 stars Spellbinding Review by GemTones on November 15 2014 Fans of Nancy Drew and Harry Potter alike will love this fast paced blend of detective action mystery witchcraft and magic.
Carrie Cross ☆ 2 Free readMy name is Ellie and I just turned 13 so I felt like I had a lot in common with Skylar which made this really fun to read I opened this book thinking it would be just a mystery but I got sucked right into it and
Soon Found It Wasfound it was much I was super surprised when the story turned to witchcraft that was all so cool and interesting I loved the magic secret garden and the cousin drama too Heck there were ven horses what s not to love this story had it all This was a great book and I look forward to reading in the series DisappointingObviously I m in the minority here but I had to make myself keep reading throughout most of the book The writing style was fine but I didn t really feel there was any mystery None I m honestly still not sure what the mystery is supposed to be after finishing the book So the book isn t the mystery it claims to be so what is it It s a book about bullying and witchcraft Spoiler she learns its all been a slight of hand or has it the author plants seeds of doubt but all things Wicca are definitely the focus of the book spells what plants symbolize how to protect against vil how to make someone weak sacrifices pentagrams Ouija boards it s all here Not saying that the author did or didn t get things right in any of this how would I know but she certainly provides nough material to interest kids and get them dabbling in it ven if for fun Something I can definitely not support and believe is dangerous Additionally there were a few times when the drama was a little much for me the he s cutes and the love potions and the maybe I ll attract his attention in my bikinis These girls are 12 13 Puh leeze And including the bit about putting on my new bra than once and lamenting over how small it is and how flat chested you are most definitely did not need to be included We re talking pre adolescententering adolescent What do you xpect Besides PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition even if the rest of the story was fine I wouldn t recommend the book to guys based on that alone Why can t characters just throw on their clothes before running out the door like they used toThe book does get 2 stars because at least it was readable The tenses and voice were consistent I didn t catchditing mistakes And there is a story ven if it s not what is claimed If the next book doesn t talk a lot about witchcraft I may pick it up but that s highly doubtful given the bad taste in my mouth from this read I actually read the 2nd book the Mystery of the Hidden Jewels before I read this one so it was interesting because I already knew some things about Skylar FROM THE FUTURE HOWEVER I ALSO ENJOYED THIS BOOK the future However I also njoyed this book much There were many things that Skylar had to deal with including living at her aunt s house with a bullying cousi. Thirteen year old sleuth Skylar Robbins plans to become a private detective like her grandfather Stuck at her bullying cousin Gwendolyn’s Malibu The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, estate for the summer Skylar brings her fingerprinting kit portable spy tools and her journal for taking notes in secret code She had no idea how dangerous the nextight weeks would prove to beAs soon as Skylar gets to Malibu mysterious things begin to happen She discovers a hidden garden behind a rusted gate in Gwendolyn’s huge back yard Her new. ,
N while her parents went to Europe for 2 weeks being separated from her best friend attending summer school at a different school addressing her fear of horses and learning about Wiccan culture There was also plenty of spookiness from weird noises in the attic possible demonic cult rituals in the hills near her aunt s house unauthorized midnight xcursions on the beach and Wiccan rituals I found it all very fascinating I am an adult a lifelong Happy Hollister and Nancy DrewHardy Boys fan and I know that I would have loved to read this series when I was young I love reading these books now The story is rich in details and Skylar learns how to make new friends deal with bullies and overcome her fears I really liked how Skylar made friends with people from diverse backgrounds including those of a different thnicity She becomes friendly with a hearing impaired student and begins learning American Sign Language so that she can communicate better with him The storyline is complex nough that I think it will keep kids interested and intrigued until the nd Skylar RobbinsThe Mystery of Shadow Hills by Carrie Cross is an all new Nancy Drew type detective story Skylar loves investigating and her grandfather taught her true detective skills The reader is transported into Skylar s memories and daydreams She s stuck for ight weeks at her grouchy cousin s old Malibu mansion while her parents travel abroad Skylar attends summer school while she s in Malibu but she only has to go to an art class The descriptions of the art assignments make me want to take the class too Skylar makes friends and learns new things I njoyed the mysterious happenings because they were a bit spooky I like the fact that the author s writing allows the reader to be spooked along with Skylar Exile and Pilgrim even though she s a very practical person Very fun middle school read 5 stars Loved it Can t wait for the next one The main reason on why I wasxcited to start Skylar Robbins was due to the fact that Carrie the author used to live in my hometown But as I got deeper into the book I was intrigued I read it within a few days and didn t want to put it down I was right there with Skylar ven if that meant I too got tricked I Just love Skylar She is smart curious and determined to be just like her grandfather the detective What a great little mystery she wandered into while her parents were away While staying with her not so close or nice cousin she found herself mixing with people and things that were than she bargained for SJylar handled herself with scientific reasoning and maybe a little fear
It Was A Really Fun Mystery I Love The Waywas a really fun mystery
love the Carrie Cross writes It is intelligent and positive with all the complexities of being a teen Friend Kat who claims to be a witch recognizes magical lements throughout the garden and declares it the perfect place to perform spells“We are going to grow gems”“Grow what” There was no way I heard her rightKat’s Hannah Montana: The Movie eyes gleamed “Gems You know rubiesmeralds sapphires Gems”Ignoring the rising tide they sneak down to the beach at midnight and search three caves for magic seeds to plant in the abandoned garden Practical Skylar didn’t believe in magic Until their spells begin toi love the