Author: Tom Fletcher
Genre: MG Fantasy
Published by: Puffin
Publication date: 03/10/19
My rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The eagerly-anticipated sequel to Tom Fletcher’s bestselling magical adventure, The Christmasaurus.
‘She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,’ whispered Santa Claus. ‘Which is surprising, because she is so powerful that Christmas itself would not exist without her. She is older than time itself, yet still as young as tomorrow. She is known only as the Winter Witch.’
A year has passed since a boy named William Trundle had an incredible adventure with the most extraordinary dinosaur: the Christmasaurus. Now, William is about to be swept back to the North Pole, and meet the icy, mysterious and magical Winter Witch, whose power to control time allows Santa to travel all around the world on Christmas Eve. And when William learns that the fate of Christmas hangs in the balance, he and the Christmasaurus must risk everything to save it . . .
Full of magic, music, and a friendship like no other, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch is the most enchanting Christmas read for the whole family.
A blogger passed on their ARC to me for review purposes and I purchased a finished copy myself.
What a ride this one was! A year has passed since William Trundle first met the Christmasaurus and they’re back for another adventure. This time William, Brenda, and the Christmasaurus must do everything in their power to save Christmas. The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch is unputdownable and will have you feeling festive in no time, I was glued to it from start to finish, desperate to find out if Christmas would be saved.
I love the world building. The North Pole is so vibrant with unique details scattered throughout, from magic beans that grow presents to candy canes that allow humans to see Santa’s village. The character development is honestly so good, they’ve all grown so much since the first book. Also, who doesn’t love a Christmas dinosaur? It’s the perfect Christmas read for both children and adults alike.
The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch was everything I wanted and so much more! I laughed, cried and ate so many crumpets! I cannot recommend it enough, if you loved the first one, you’ll definitely love Winter Witch! I really hope a musical edition gets published and that others love it as much as I do.