Green for Danger by Emily Rodda is the latest book I’ve finished reading. Admittedly, whilst reading I thought there was a lot of “padding”, but by the end I realised that every scene did advance the storyline (in other words everything was there for a reason).
The book isn’t a fantasy, it’s a mystery. I’ve decided to try and read a bit of a variety of genres now. I think you can have too much fantasy. I needed a change and trying to solve a mystery before the characters in the book figure things out is a good distraction for me.
With this book, I guessed one of the “baddies” but couldn’t work out where the jewels were hidden. The ending was tied together nicely and the characters were nicely fleshed out.
I do have another mystery by Emily Rodda, but I don’t think I’ll read that yet. I’m not sure what I’ll read next, I’ll have to get back to you on that one.