I…didn’t realize how sweet this was going to be: it would induce so many cavities, to be honest. But I loved it so much. Not Your Sidekick was an amazing, fluffy read, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on its sequel, Not Your Villain!
“A GRANDFATHER CLOCK. A GLASS LOCKET. A POWERFUL CURSE UNLEASHED ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
“Twelve-year-old Kitty Wigeon can’t wait for Christmas at St Flurries, a grand old manor house in the countryside, until one chilly night she vanishes without a trace.
“One hundred years later… Still grieving over the death of their mother, Kes Bunting and his younger sister Star, are sent to live at St Flurries. They find a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets.
“Who, or what, is making footprints in the snow?
“And what evil force is taking a cold grip on Star?
“Wrap up warm as you join Kes, and a cast of eccentric snow creatures, in a race against time to solve a hundred-year-old curse. Will he succeed? Or will the fate of his sister be decided by a shivery kiss from… the Snow Witch?”
Trigger/Content warnings for the novel:
mentions of parental death
description of sibling death
mentions of domestic violence
mentions of alcoholism
mentions of gambling
sexism and misogyny
racial slur toward and stereotypes about Romani people