Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Marshmallow Skye by Cathy Cassidy

Title: Marshmallow Skye
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Published by: Puffin
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Pages: 304
Genres: Children's/Young Adult/Contemporary
Format: Hardback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Skye and Summer Tanberry are identical twins, and Skye loves her sister Summer more than anyone else in the world.

They do everything together, but lately Skye's been feeling like second-best - it's the story of her life.

And when her friend Alfie confesses he's fallen for Summer, not her, it hurts.

Skye wants to be her own person, but with an effortlessly cool twin, how can she?

Will Skye ever step out of Summer's shadow and find her own chance to shine?

Skye and Summer are twins. They have always been extremely close, but now as they grow older Skye can feel them growing apart. Skye - wears vintage style clothes, loves History, best friend is Millie. Summer - wears anything pink and anything cool, loves Ballet, best friend is Tia. They may look the same and occasionally think the same...but they couldn't be more different. When they find a dusty old trunk in the attic, with ancient love letters and musty velvet dresses inside, Skye and Summer grow apart just a little bit more...

I've always loved Cathy and her books, ever since my best friend lent me Scarlett when I was nine. I don't know how she does it but she always manages to create a realistic story, with a sense of magic included.

Marshmallow Skye starts off on Halloween, which was spooky. That was a nice change as Cathy hasn't written a horror story before. Marshmallow Skye isn't really a horror story anyway, but it's still a lot different from her other books. It's more of a mystery, I think.

Obviously I adored this book. Who wouldn't? I really wanted to save it, but I couldn't help reading it within an hour. One of the highlights of my year is always when Cathy launches a new book - and it's always just in time for my birthday!

I treasure this book - it's.... *deep breath* Amazfantasbrillgreatgoodexcelloveawesome! Yup. That new word perfectly describes ALL of Cathy's books.

Read this. Now. You need to, your life isn't complete until you read it...


  1. i really loved it, and the feelings between skye and summer really rung true with me. as did Alfie and Skye's friendship.
    i liked the ghost element too, i like how pyscological it was. i'd call it a ghost story more than horror, because it isn't scary in that way.

  2. I must read this! I loved Cherry Crush so much!

  3. Another brill review which makes me want to read the book, this sounds fab! I love Cathy Cassidy!

  4. I NEED this book!! Great review :)