‘Kimi’s Secret’is a stonker of a read. It’s entertaining, scary, funny, sad, mysterious, mind-mending and a bit mad in places. It has amazing characters – Tulpas, Balancers, Adepts, fairies, Greylians and trolls – to name a few. Eleven-year-old Kimi has an important and very challenging mission to fulfil and the adventures she has along the way will keep the reader gripped and breathless. Great writing and a breathless page turner for all those who enjoy a cracking good story. Can’t wait for the sequel. (Amazon)

It’s Kimi’s birthday tomorrow and she’s hoping for some surprises, ideally in the shape of a pink limousine. But the surprises start early. A talking crow issues a scary prophecy and Kimi is whisked away to the very strange world of Heart, where the police are monkeys, dodo is the dish of the day, toads explode and no one would ever be stupid enough to wear pink.
Kimi has a job to do and needs to learn how to use her mojo – fast. Fortunately she has help from her friends and Adept Babbage, who has some truly gross personal habits.
This is a crackling good adventure set in an imaginative world full of rich detail such as an obsessively clean Scotsman called Sue, fairy famoose who eat bad teeth and greedy greylians with appalling table manners. The best thing about the book is its terrific sense of fun; the irreverent tone, the revolting stuff, the twists on Earth parallels and the distinctive character quirks that bring this altenative universe to life. It makes you laugh in the most unexpected ways. As for Kimi herself, she’s funny, stubborn, inquisitive, interfering and brave, exactly the kind of heroine I love.
This book will certainly appeal to young adult readers, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see adults sneaking downstairs after the kids are asleep to enjoy this story with a glass of Pommy Juice. (Amazon)

I have to say this is one of the best books I have ever read! This book takes you on a journey to a place called Heart with Kimi and you will share all her trials and tribulations along the way. It’s an adventure story, a ghostly story, a modern story….it’s an ‘everything’ story all rolled into one amazing book. Descriptive and imaginative (very!)and keeps you wanting to turn the pages. Can’t wait for the sequel!! (Amazon)

Forget Lemony Snicket – The UK now has its own extra special heroine and her name is Kimi Nichols.
It’s Kimi’s eleventh birthday tomorrow and she’s sure her parents are off to a secret meeting to arrange for a dreamy pink limo as part of her birthday treat. But when the crow arrives, everything changes. Kimi comes into contact with Magic. Big Magic. Dark Magic. Dangerous Magic. Without her mum and dad, who’ve disappeared off the face of the earth, Kimi has to negotiate the world of Heart, with its unusual, powerful and sometimes disgusting inhabitants.
Wonderful, terrifying and original, this story will stretch your imagination, Kimi will enter your heart and you won’t be able to sleep until you know whether or not she’s safe. (Amazon)

Absolutely loved the book! Definitely gonna have to invest in a hard copy of it. What was not to love?? Police monkeys?? Trampy Trolls?? Alie…Sorry…Greylians?? ‘Gobby things?? Babbage?? Really can’t wait for the next book! Sure this one will be a classic for years to come! (Amazon)


‘Kimi’s Secret’ is a truly spellbinding book. It has everything that you need to escape to the magical, mystical world that is ‘Heart’. Following the journey of a seemingly normal 10 year old girl named Kimi, as she meets creatures of all kinds from the pretty little famoose (with their terrible diet, yuck), cunning crows and dodo brain slurping Greylians. The twist and turns leave you desperate to turn the page to discover what happens next. This is a fantastic read that can be enjoyed by both adults and children, I’d recommend this to anyone as I can assure you that you won’t be left disappointed, only eagerly anticipating the sequel. (WH Smith)

A great read! So well written, the book captures your imagination from start to finish. Kimi’s adventure makes compelling reading – and you feel like you are in it! I am so looking forward to the sequel! If you like having your imagine stimulated and a ‘can’t put it down’ read, then this is a great book for you.
(WH Smith)

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  1. Robin Owens

     /  July 1, 2013

    Riveting story. Captures your attention from the very beginning. I didn’t want the story to end. Looking forward to the sequel.

  2. thank you, Robin – do let me know what you think of book two.


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