their website and their twitter!). If you haven't read her post, click here to read it. Read it? Ok, well, because of this, I was very kindly sent a copy from the publisher, Curious Fox.
And because of this, I made myself not find out ANY information about this book till I either started the book or when I had the book in my hands so I could read the blurb.
In 1898, Annie is taken away from her aunt by her brother to Hexer Hall, where he has found employment as a gardener. But when she's there, the lady of the manor, Lady Hexer takes an interest in Annie. An interest that makes Annie travel back in time to a 11th century leper hospital. A hospital which is ran by a strange doctor who has snakes. A hell of a lot of snakes! Lady Hexer demands a book that the doctor has, but the more Annie goes back in time, the more unsettled she is about the book...
I am going to admit this here and now. This isn't my typical read. I wouldn't normally pick this type of book to read. I mainly read YA (as you are probably aware), and this is more Middle-Grade (and oh, how I dislike that term. I'm not sure why, though...). And while I did like this read, this wasn't my cup of tea of a read.
I do like the ideas of the book - history, time travel, with a touch of darkness and snakes. But there are one or two points I wasn't thrilled over. There was one scene with a nasty character called Becky and I recoiled from it. It was such a horrible scene and I found it vile.
I think younger fans of Doctor Who with a taste for history will enjoy this read. But this wasn't my cup of tea read.