Reviewing a fantastic series of books such as Gangster School is super exciting, with the only drawback being the wait for the next book in the series. Fortunately author Kate Wiseman is amazing at putting words on paper and we did not have to wait long for the third book in the series, Gruffles and the Killer Sheep!
Part of the #GS3BlogTour, Liv’s task over the summer holidays was to read the latest installment in the Gangster School series and relay her thoughts. Check out other blogs included in the blog tour here:
You know you are onto a winner, when you have to repeatedly inform your child to turn their light off when they are reading much later than they should do in bed. I used to do the same as a child when I had my head in a very good read and it’s nice to see that Liv has carried on that trend.
If you have read our previous reviews of Gangster School (debut novel from author Kate Wiseman) and the second book in the series Brotherhood of The Brimstone, you will already know that books revolve around main characters Milly and Charlie, two children who attend Blaggards School… the school for tomorrow’s tyrants! Milly and Charlie have a mutual reluctance of attending the school, but have been a crime fighting duo (for the good) ever since they started and struck up a strong friendship. The proceeding books in the (current) trilogy follow separate escapades – with the latest book following the pair’s visit to ‘Crimicon’ – an annual meeting for promising young criminals.
Already, you get the impression that this isn’t going to be an ordinary meeting! Can the daring duo protect Blaggard’s reputation as the top criminal school or will there be certain traps and hurdles (and killer sheep) that they must overcome? Take a leaf out of Liv’s book and pick up your own copy of Gangster School 3 to find out!
Sometimes all you need is a comfy spot, a cosy blanket, a few cuddly buddies and a good book!
Liv has really enjoyed the Gangster School series so far – for those who are fans of the Harry Potter books, these are a great alternative for those who love stories with a school setting… with added mischief involved!
A sneak peek of the first page of the book! With 35 chapters and 192 pages – Gruffles and the Killer Sheep is aimed at children aged 6-13 years. The series as a whole is easy to digest and reads very well, with older children able to immerse themselves with ease. Main characters have unique names that carry on to further books, alongside their names, characters also have memorable personalities and traits, making even the most treacherous character likeable! Does Liv have a favourite character? It is pretty easy to garner that her favourite character is Gruffles the dog… stinky, always seemingly able to find mischief, he is a true loveable rogue!
What we want to know now though is… will there be a 4th Gangster School installment and how long will we have to wait?! 😉 Follow author Kate Wiseman over on Twitter – @KateWiseman – to keep up to date with new releases!
This is a really great set of books to gift, especially as an idea in the run up to Christmas – it maybe an idea to invest in a good bedside light too as they are ‘must turn the next page’ books!
With a RRP of £6.99 – Gangster School: Gruffles and The Killer Sheep is published by ZunTold. The third Gangster School installment is available to purchase in paperback directly from Amazon and from bookshops including Waterstones.