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Publication Order of Bad Mermaids Books

Bad Mermaids (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Mermaids Make Waves (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Rocks (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Thin Ice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Mermaids Meet the Witches (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Mermaids Meet the Sushi Sisters (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch Wars Books

Witch Wars (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Switch (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Watch (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Glitch (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Snitch (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch Tricks (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beyond Platform 13 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tinsel (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sibéal Pounder is a fantasy writer of the Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series. The Bad Mermaids was voted as a World Book Day in 2019 title and a Sunday Times Bestselling, and it was later adapted by Sony animation. Witch Wars was shortlisted for Sainsbury’s children’s Book Award and the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize.

She worked for the financial times while researching the section on How To Spent It. she is also a fashion trend forecaster and writes for vogue.com. Sibéal has interviewed a lot of people, including Sam Taylor-Wood.

Sibéal holds a degree in history, a master’s in publishing, and studied Faber Academy’s Writing for Children course. Her debut novel Witch Wars and its world is set in Dublin, her mother’s maternal city and where Sibéal spends most of her time.

Witch Wars
Tiga Whicabim is nine years old, living with Miss Hek, who constantly calls her brat and serves her cheese water instead for tea. She spends a lot of time in the garden shed alone until one day she crosses paths with Fran, a fabulous fairy who tells her that she is a witch.

She had no idea that all this time she has always been a witch until the meeting on the shed. Fran explains how her name stands for ‘I AM A BIG WITCH.’ Of course, Tiga doesn’t believe it and tells her that she can’t be a witch and doesn’t desire to be one. Fran advised her to go down the plughole where the pipes lead to Sinkville, where all witches stay.

While there, she finds out that witches’ hats are pointy because of the journey through the pipes to the human world. She also learns that witches like jam, and she’s among the nine girls chosen to fight in the Witch Wars in Ritzy City.

She is forced to compete in the Witch Wars, which earlier used to involve killing but has now become a televised scavenger hunt with the high prize being Top Witch and becoming the ruler of Ritzy City and is identified as the Top witch.

However, the stakes are too high for Tiga, and if she loses, she’ll be forced to go back to her lonely life in the shed with an unkind caretaker who isn’t kind to her. She doesn’t even know any witch spell, and now she has to work hard to outdo mean witch girls Aggie Hoof and Felicity Bat. Good for her; her newly found friend promises to help her in any way that she can.

This is delightful; read full of whimsy and adorable characters. The world-building is on another level, and the numerous twists are on everything you might think you know of witches. The suspense and silliness make it a unique read.

The young witches and the little fairies form a colorful and unpredictable set of characters. The black and white illustrations in the book help the reader have a picture of the fantastic story in their minds.

The novel is well written with unique descriptions, and the settings are interesting on witch wars. Be sure to come across some laugh-out-loud scenes, especially when Tiga finds out that she’s a witch after entering the Witch wars.

The riddles, puns, silliness, and magical mishaps make the novel an excellent and funny book. Tiga is a fascinating character who isn’t afraid of using her brain, curiosity, and kindness to when switching to her new world. Some of the lessons to be learned in this story are how to be a real friend and seeing everybody’s uniqueness as special.

Tinsel
Tinsel is a story about friendship and two formidable girls who invented Christmas. Blanche Claus is an orphan with dreams of better and bigger things than her life in London as a carter. Earlier, she lived off the streets because she had nowhere else to stay. One day she receives a magic bauble from a stranger, and from that point, her world changes.

She makes some awesome friends in the course of her journey as she tries fulfilling her wild dreams by going on a crazy adventure. Blanche has a lot of big ideas on how she wants Christmas to be, and with the help of Santa, Rinki, and an entire group of elves known as Carol, she can be able to turn Christmas magical for all children all over the world.

They have a big plan, but being girls in a boys’ world, will they fulfill them? If they make it will anyone believe they are girls? The novel is the best escapist and a fantastic middle-grade read you’ll need for Christmas. Blanche’s character and her friendship with Rinki are so inspiring, showing young girls worldwide that they have the ability to do anything they desire.

Tinsel is a heartwarming story about the magic of Christmas and makes a perfect festive read. The story is about Blanche and her journey to learning the true love and magic of Christmas and finding out her people and the right place where she belongs.

There are a lot of humorous moments in the story, which makes it a fast and easy read. It’s a magical adventure with many mischiefs and Christmas sparkle. Tinsel is also empowering, especially to women, as it teaches women what it’s like and how they were not treated equally.

The author points out how the girls were believed that they couldn’t do things boys did or get some jobs because they were girls. When Blanche identifies herself as a girl and does a job better than all the boys, the author prove how the girls have never been given enough credit they deserve.

Tinsel also teaches children the importance of friendship, Kindness, and respect while growing up. It’s so refreshing to come to learn how Christmas came to have a Santa Claus and all the fun that follows.

The characters are enchanting and have been beautifully crafted. The plot is so unique and whimsical, and there are lots of discoveries made in the course of the story. For anyone looking for a funny, uplifting, and enchanting festive treat, then Tinsel is perfect novel.

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