Be Careful What You Wish For

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
240 Pages
Reviewed on 01/09/2017
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Author Biography

I am a children’s author who lives in the north west of England.. I have been a prolific reader all my life, and for many years have spent most of my free time writing. As well as being educated up to degree level, I have completed courses and received diplomas from ‘The Writing School Ltd’ and ‘The Academy of Children’s Writers’. My aim in life has always been to write, and I have had a sideline of freelance writing for more years than I like to admit to having lived. This has mainly involved published articles in such magazines as ‘Prediction’. I have also completed several children’s novels. ‘Caution: Witch in Progress’ was published by Ghostly Publishing in 2013 and launched at Earl’s Court Book Fair.

I released something completely
different on Kindle in 2014, a compilation of 13 macabre Twist in the Tale short stories, titled ‘Unlucky For Some’ and definitely NOT for children! If you enjoy scary, check it out!

A short children’s fantasy, ‘Emily and the Enchanted Wood’ was released by my new publisher, Crimson Cloak Publishing, towards the end of 2015.

A very different children’s humorous fantasy, ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’, was released by Crimson Cloak Publishing on St Patrick’s Day 2016.

Crimson Cloak Publishing also re-released ‘Caution’ along with the sword and sorcery fantasy, ‘Zac’s Destiny’, later in 2016

At the end of 2016 my first Role-play gamebook, ‘The Chalice of Jupiter’ became a reality, with more quests to come in the future!

I am currently working on my next Crimson Cloak Quest, a short companion book to ‘Caution: Witch in Progress’, and a fantasy novel for young adults titled ‘Dimensions’.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Be Careful What You Wish For by Lynne North revolves around Finn, a leprechaun who lives with his parents in Duntappin, a small village. He goes to a local school, but is bored with his life. He enjoyed the company of Dallan Murphy, but he longed to have an exciting life. Things take a turn when one day he is kidnapped and made to be part of the traveling show, Max’s Marvels. Finn is not treated well by Max, the owner, and Finn is terrified of him. On the home front, Finn’s parents discover that he is missing and they try their best to find out where he is. Will Finn be able to escape from Max’s Marvels, the traveling show, and safely get back home to his parents?

The story has an excellent message to young readers that asks them to be happy with what they have. Many times children think there is more excitement in the outside world than in the lives they lead and this makes them look out for adventures, like Finn. All the characters are relatable and with a leprechaun being the main character, along with a two-headed dog, the story has a whimsical vibe to it. For all those who love adventure, this book is a fun read and they will love the character of Finn. It is a good bedtime storybook and because it contains a message, it is perfect for parents to read out to their kids. The book can be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries as it teaches young readers new things, has a good message, and enhances their vocabulary.