Grimsdon by Deborah Abela
Synopsis: ‘Grimsdon is in ruins. Three years ago a massive wave broke its barriers and the sea flooded this grand city. Most were saved, some were lost and some were left behind. Isabella Charm and her best friend, Griffin, live with three other children in the top of an opulent mansion. They've survived with the help of Griffin's brilliant inventions, Isabella's fighting skills and their vow to look after each other. But what will happen when a newcomer arrives in his flying machine? Grimsdon is full of hidden perils, from bounty hunters to sneaker waves. Could Xavier's daredevil risks put all their lives in danger?’
I attended a writers festival and was lucky enough to hear the author Deborah Abela speak. After listening to her describe this book, I just had to read it. You may be surprised to realise this was a stand alone book, but Ms Abela received so many messages about a sequel and what happens next that she decided to write ‘New City’, sequel to ‘Grimsdon’.
This novel is a fantastic adventure, with great characters and an exciting plot. I read the book in one sitting and enjoyed every second. It is well paced, well written and very enjoyable.
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