Review: Laura’s Spooky Show by Natasha Mac a’Bhaird

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the author. This has in way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.


Star Club are planning a new show, full of witches, magic and mystery – and Laura is going to write it! She finds plenty of inspiration from a spooky old house nearby, where strange things are happening. Is Laura imagining it, or could it really be … haunted?

Laura has strong ideas about how the show will go – but Hannah, Meg and Ruby don’t agree. Tension is in the air as Star Club faces its biggest challenge yet. Can the four friends find a way through? And will Laura be able to finish the play on time?
Whatever happens, the show must go on!

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Image via Goodreads

What I liked:

I loved this novel. It had some pretty strong Babysitter’s Club vibes, with an after school club that served the community so well.

I loved this little drama club the girls had set up. It reminded me so much of my own school days, when I did a weekly drama club after school.

Another way I saw myself in this book was the casual mentions of Irish life. Between Irish classes in school and Gaelic Football matches at the weekend, this was the exact dose of home I needed.

This is the third book in a series, but it reads perfectly as a standalone. Anything you might have missed from the previous two books is well explained, and you don’t feel you’re missing anything at all.

What I didn’t like:

There was very little I didn’t like about this book. Perhaps the one comment I would make is to read the other two first – but hey, that’s three new books to discover.

Out of five:

Four. Long live Star Club.

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