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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • The Star-spun Web
  • Sinéad O'Hart
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 1788950224

The Star-spun Web[Download] ➸ The Star-spun Web Author Sinéad O'Hart – Essayreview.co.uk With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins But as she adjusts to her new life at Roedeer Lodge, it becomes clear that Norton F Cleat knows about Tess and the strange star shaped device left with her when she was abandoned as a baby than he s letting on And when Tess discovers The Star-spun Kindle - that the Starspinner is the gateway between her world and a parallel world in which war rages, she realizes she may be the key to a terrible plan A plan she must stop at all costs.


About the Author: Sinéad O'Hart

Sin ad O Hart was born on a long ago Monday in one of the many corners of Ireland She grew up not very far up, to be honest with one brother and two parents, in a small house full of books She always wanted to be an author, but somehow managed to wander through a variety of careers including butcher, bookseller, and university lecturer, among others before finally getting around to what she should have been doing all along, which was writingHer first book, THE EYE OF THE NORTH, was published by Knopf BFYR US Canada The Star-spun Kindle - in , and by Stripes Publishing UK Ireland in Her second book, THE STAR SPUN WEB, is hitting shelves in She lives with one husband and one energetic youngster in the midlands of Ireland, in a small house full of books.


10 thoughts on “The Star-spun Web

  1. says:

    One thought was so urgent that it drowned out all the others she ll only be two worlds away will it be enoughTess is my kind of heroine She s smart, stubborn, determined and a good friend She conducts scientific experiments in a raincoat that s seen better days and her lab is otherwise known as the detention room She has a pet tarantula named Violet and will quite happily ruin brand new clothes by climbing up a chimney Oh, and she can travel between different realitiesCould itOne thought was so urgent that it drowned out all the others she ll only be two worlds away will it be enoughTess is my kind of heroine She s smart, stubborn, determined and a good friend She conducts scientific experiments in a raincoat that s seen better days and her lab is otherwise known as the detention room She has a pet tarantula named Violet and will quite happily ruin brand new clothes by climbing up a chimney Oh, and she can travel between different realitiesCould it be true, then, to say that everything which could exist, does exist somewhere That every choice made creates a branch effect, where both outcomes can come to independent fruition, each entirely unknown to the other It would mean an almost unimaginable abundance of universes, but who is to say such things cannot be trueI m pretty sure I ve never been emotionally attached to a tarantula before, but Violet somehow spun some web magic over me and I became fiercely protective of her I also became very fond of Moose the mouse and grinned whenever Hortense the hockey stick was mentioned I quickly moved from huh, a pet spider to I m going to boycott this book if Violet and Moose don t make it to the end alive.Then there were the humans While Tess was a great main character, Wilf and Millie were the ones I wanted to simultaneously adopt and be best friends with Millie was an absolute sweetheart, while Wilf managed to snag the best lines in the book most of my smiles, smirks and chuckles came courtesy of her Of all of the characters they re the two I desperately need updates about I m not greedy just a book each where their individual stories are the focus would satisfy me The settings came to life for me, particularly the chapel and Ackerbee s I love Ackerbee s evennow that I ve seen photos of the building it was based on, the Lafayette Building in Dublin I need to live in that attic I can t tell you how much I love that home in this book doesn t consist of buildings and family doesn t require you to share DNA with people Tess home is with those who love her, including Miss Ackerbee, Rebecca, Wilf and all of the other girls at Ackerbee s Home for Lost and Foundlings, and Violet, of course.If I d read this book as a kid I would have loved that it didn t talk down to me While there were some wonderful analogies that made complex ideas easier to understand my favourite image was sheets of paper illustrating parallel universes , it never felt like anything was overly simplistic I definitely would have gotten my science geek on after reading this Sara Mulvanny s cover artwork and Sophie Bransby s design drew me to this book in the first place and now that I ve finished reading I can appreciate all of the elements that were included I also liked the web at the beginning of each chapter it was simple but effective Eensy weensy nitpick I wasn t overly sure why view spoiler Moose could travel between realities when Tess had to leave Violet behind each time she went to Thomas world Maybe I missed something though Also, unlike Moose, Violet never seemed to eat hide spoiler.While The Star spun Web works as a standalone there are enough loose ends to warrant a sequel I can imagine what s next for some of my favourite characters but I d much prefer to hear Sin ad O Hart telling me all about them I need to view spoiler see Tess reunite with her father, visit other realities, relearn how to move between realities without needing the Star spinner and foil Mackintosh and Mrs Thistleton s dastardly plan hide spoiler.Thank you so much to NetGalley and Stripes Publishing, an imprint of Little Tiger Group, for the opportunity to read this book and for introducing me to a new to me author I am rounding up from 4.5 stars Now if you ll excuse me, I need to add Sin ad s debut, The Eye of the North, to my wish list

  2. says:

    I loved Sinead s debut, THE EYE OF THE NORTH, so I literally squealed when THE STAR SPUN WEB turned up on my doorstep It did not disappoint.This was if Diana Wynn Jones and Phillip Pullman had a literary baby BIG COMPARISONS, but boy does it earn them It tells the story of Tess, an orphan who was left on the door of a foundling home as a baby with a mysterious object When a strange man who claims to be her long lost relative turns up to take her away from Ackerbees, and the guardians and fel I loved Sinead s debut, THE EYE OF THE NORTH, so I literally squealed when THE STAR SPUN WEB turned up on my doorstep It did not disappoint.This was if Diana Wynn Jones and Phillip Pullman had a literary baby BIG COMPARISONS, but boy does it earn them It tells the story of Tess, an orphan who was left on the door of a foundling home as a baby with a mysterious object When a strange man who claims to be her long lost relative turns up to take her away from Ackerbees, and the guardians and fellow orphan girls that she loves, Tess is thrust into a mystery with mean governesses, multiple worlds, and a new guardian she can t trust.Firstly, our heroine I LOVE me a STEM interested girl heroine and I adored Tess s obvious passion for science, and figuring out puzzles I thought it was integrated so well into the story and made for a great pay off in the climax Tess s pet spider, Violet was integral to the story and I loved her role it s so difficult to fall in love with a character that can t physically speak, but Violet communicated through vibrations in such a beautiful way, and really her and Tess s relationship was the heart of the story.THE STAR SPUN WEB played with tropes in a delightful way I though Tess s clear affection for the foundling home, her friends there, and her guardians was great, and such a nice change from the usual awful orphanages trope I also really enjoyed the close interactions between Tess and Mr Cleat the mysterious guardian who Tess ends up living with Tess s mistrust of him was keenly felt, and I thought it was great and unusual for a heroine to see so much of the maybe potential antagonist.I am a big fan of multiple world stories In this story, the world building or is it worldsbuilding was deft and multifaceted, and I adored the twist on the method of world travel it made this multi verse feel unique and original The ending was satisfying and wrapped up major threads whilst leaving a few mysteries hanging I thought it was perfect, and I also thought that THE STAR SPUN WEB has serious potential for a sequel I for one, would love to seeof Tess s world s

  3. says:

    This was a great read filled with strong characters, adventure, science, and bravery Tess was honestly the best kind of character I loved her curiosity, loyalty to her family, and strength as she learned about her past and stood up against Mr Cleat and Mrs Thistleton The world was imaginative and filled with so many possibilities, and I hope there s a second book in the works so I can exploreof this world

  4. says:

    Meet Tess de Sousa She lives in Ackerbee s Home for Lost and Foundlings, has a pet tarantula called Violet, and is a budding scientist Not only that, but Tess wears glasses.As an odd start to a review as that may seem, when I started reading The Star spun Web, I was ecstatic to see a young, female protagonist wearing glasses and she has to clean them from time to time As someone who wears glasses and knows the pain of constantly searching for something to clean them with where DO those smudg Meet Tess de Sousa She lives in Ackerbee s Home for Lost and Foundlings, has a pet tarantula called Violet, and is a budding scientist Not only that, but Tess wears glasses.As an odd start to a review as that may seem, when I started reading The Star spun Web, I was ecstatic to see a young, female protagonist wearing glasses and she has to clean them from time to time As someone who wears glasses and knows the pain of constantly searching for something to clean them with where DO those smudges come from and I felt an affinity with Tess immediately.Anyway, now I ve gotten that out of the way, let s get onto the rest of the book I can sit here and talk about how great the plot is which it is and how well written it is which it is and the fact the characters are so well developed which they are but I want to talk about something far, farimportant.O Hart s book is like a breath of fresh air I can t think of an adult book I ve read that explores the multiverse theory, nevermind a children s book The storyline explains how Tess possesses a Starspinner, a device which allows her to move from one universe to another Although this element of the book is clearly fantastical, it does also introduce the reader to the multiverse theory and accurately reflects the idea that the universes occur simultaneously.Tess loves science and conducting experiments In itself, seeing a young female exploring science is wonderful, but there is something farmeaningful at play in this book Tess is supported She is given a lab however crude and her teachers give her space and time she needs to develop her skills Her friends support her She is not mocked or bullied for her passion.I cannot stress enough how valuable this is for encouraging young women into STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths subjects Books like this help to normalise women in science, which is desperately needed.If you have a child any child, not just a girl who is between 8 and 12 years old, encourage them to read this book Not only is it a wonderful adventure, full of mystery, intrigue, and peril, but delivers some important messages.I, for one, cannot wait to find out what adventures Tess goes on next

  5. says:

    The cover art, boy girl MC and subtle steampunk setting makes this the perfect companion to O Hart s first title But this is quite different too Tess is a plucky heroine, with a cute sidekick in the form of a pet spider The plot is action packed and full of mystery, danger and adventure I loved the parallel worlds idea and the star spinner was a unique device to time slip between them This is a story about the collision of science and history, but ultimately it s about friendship Seasoned The cover art, boy girl MC and subtle steampunk setting makes this the perfect companion to O Hart s first title But this is quite different too Tess is a plucky heroine, with a cute sidekick in the form of a pet spider The plot is action packed and full of mystery, danger and adventure I loved the parallel worlds idea and the star spinner was a unique device to time slip between them This is a story about the collision of science and history, but ultimately it s about friendship Seasoned with nasty villains and beautiful writing, this book is sure to be a winner Bravo

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this story, it was unique and had some lovely ideas in it I especially enjoyed that the adults were knowledgeable and didn t treat the kids like they were stupid generally Despite having a fear of spiders myself I thought it was really cool that the main character had a pet one as it s an unusual side kick creature The twists and turns in this were fun and I liked the perspectives we got Overall a solid enjoyable middle grade book.I was sent this by Netgalley in exchange f I really enjoyed this story, it was unique and had some lovely ideas in it I especially enjoyed that the adults were knowledgeable and didn t treat the kids like they were stupid generally Despite having a fear of spiders myself I thought it was really cool that the main character had a pet one as it s an unusual side kick creature The twists and turns in this were fun and I liked the perspectives we got Overall a solid enjoyable middle grade book.I was sent this by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  7. says:

    The Star Spun Web had me in its grip from page one Lyrical writing, a well crafted plot and exceptional story telling make this book ring with adventure and believability The concept of multi layered reality is utterly fascinating and brings a compelling, inquisitive quality to the tale that harkens back to some of the sci fi classics Tess is a wonderful character spunky, well rounded and not easily defeated She stands out as a hero the reader can really get behind The bad guys in the s The Star Spun Web had me in its grip from page one Lyrical writing, a well crafted plot and exceptional story telling make this book ring with adventure and believability The concept of multi layered reality is utterly fascinating and brings a compelling, inquisitive quality to the tale that harkens back to some of the sci fi classics Tess is a wonderful character spunky, well rounded and not easily defeated She stands out as a hero the reader can really get behind The bad guys in the story Mr Cleat and Mrs Thistleton are wicked portraits of manipulation and obsession but these are the very qualities that cause their downfall for the moment And that all important element of quirky humour set in the darkest moments of the story lift the reader out of fright and propel them forward into resilience An array of circumstances flow together to cement strong, yet tender hearted bonds of companionship and family and create a gripping, heart stopping conclusion There is so much to recommend this book Fast paced, curious, intelligent and dripping with real courage and imagination

  8. says:

    A really imaginative novel for middle graders, filled with unusual and interesting objects, characters and theories My son and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this together Our only wish was that the last chapter or epilogue was a little longer This would have tied up the ending, yet intrigued us to hunt down book 2 of the series right after Still, a very enjoyable read

  9. says:

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review I really enjoyed the concept of the Star Spun web And it has really lovely friendships in it, which is always lovely And I love that she has a pet spider I also adore Miss Ackerbee for being so matter of fact about it all That made me laugh It was so refreshing to have an adult figure it out and tell the main character rather than not believing them I feel there were a few unanswered questions, about t I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review I really enjoyed the concept of the Star Spun web And it has really lovely friendships in it, which is always lovely And I love that she has a pet spider I also adore Miss Ackerbee for being so matter of fact about it all That made me laugh It was so refreshing to have an adult figure it out and tell the main character rather than not believing them I feel there were a few unanswered questions, about things like why Violet and Moose are so special Though I think a good few will be answered in a next book it set up so beautifully I have to assume there is one about things like who the other people interested in the device are, and what happened with Tess s parents I really hope that this is picked up in a second book It s also great to see Tess so concentrating on science, and I would have enjoyed a couplescenes on that, showing all the things she was looking into and why or precious successes Maybe this is because I m a science nerd though I really liked her determination and focus, and her friendships that she makes along the way A very enjoyable read

  10. says:

    This was such an amazing story, I absolutely loved it

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