Book Reviews, Middle Grade Book Reviews

Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key by Alex Hiam – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Four stars

RELEASED:30 April 2019

Publisher:  Webster Press

Format: Paperback

Pages: 120



Today is my tour stop on the Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key bookstagram tour, thanks to @readthebooktours!




As if life isn’t already complicated when you have to sneak out a magical side door and enter a different century just to get to school each morning.

And now Silent has to figure out what happened to her beloved Aunt Generous, the woman who raised her—which would be complicated enough even if CIA agents in black SUVs weren’t chasing her—but they definitely are!




Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key! 


Silent’s Aunt Generous is gone and she’s being shipped off to live with cousins she doesn’t even particularly like.  That would be bad enough, but she usually sneaks through a magical side door to attend school in a different century each day – and that door is in her Aunt’s house she’s just left.

When she meets the boy across the street, she’s not too keen to become friends, she has enough on her plate worrying about a cryptic clue her Aunt left her and why her cousins’ family seem to have left their house in a hurry before she arrived.  But life has other plans and she finds herself teaming up with him, to try and make sense of what’s going on around them – and why black cars seem to be following their every move.

Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door key was quirky and so much fun.  It’s a brilliant book for middle graders and a quick read for the YA audience.  Both Silent and Raahi are both such interesting characters and I was left very much looking forward to the sequel at the end!






Photo via my Instagram account – Bookbookowl


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