Aussie Book Review: White Fright (Arkie Sparkle #3) by Petra James #aww2012

White Fright (Arkie Sparkle, Treasure Hunter #3) White Fright (Arkie Sparkle Treasure Hunter #3) by Petra James

 Paperback

 Review copy provided by publisher

 Pan Macmillan, September 2012

 Synopsis- Day 3: The Arctic Circle

Someone has broken into BLUR and left a mysterious envelope – an envelope containing the strangest of clues. Arkie, TJ and Cleo must fly to a land of icebergs and polar bears to find what they seek.

 Review- It’s day 3 in the Arkie Sparkle  Treasure Hunter series and Arkie is off to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of another treasure with the hopes of freeing her parents from the kidnappers.

White Fright delves straight into the action following a quick recap of the previous two books with Arkie and T.J suiting up for a frosty excursion.

Another installment in the Arkie Sparkle adventures and the momentum continues to keep me interested. I didn’t enjoy White Fright as much as the last two but I did really like the introduction of a new character which throws a little spin in the story.

T.J has plenty more fun (and sometimes confusing!) facts and Arkie’s loyalty to her family is evident as the eleven year old cousin’s team up to decipher the next clue. At less than 100 pages in each book, this series is a quick, exciting read for young children and adults alike- plus it’s authored by an Australian!

Read my review for Code Crimson (#1) and Time Trap (#2)

Overall Rating

3.5/5

“I really liked this”

White Fright can be purchased from Fishpond and other leading book retailers

About the author:

Petra is Australian, but we have a Charlie Carter situation and the author is not available.

This is the first series written by Petra James.

Unfortunately, very little is known about her. Like the treasure hunters in her books, she prefers to blend into her surroundings.

More titles in the Arkie Sparkle series:

Code Crimson (Arkie Sparkle, Treasure Hunter, #1)

Time Trap (Arkie Sparkle, Treasure Hunter, #2)

This book was read as part of the AWW2012 challenge:

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2 Comments

Filed under Aussie Book Reviews, Australian Women Writer's Challenge 2012, Book reviews

2 responses to “Aussie Book Review: White Fright (Arkie Sparkle #3) by Petra James #aww2012

  1. I don’t think I’ve heard of this but the title and the character’s name is so cute! It sounds like a fun read, just a shame it’s not as good as the previous books.

  2. This is a fun series–I’m looking forward to reading the next few instalments. :)

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