Evangeline is back with another adventure with Balls, Bunyips and blancmange. In 1882, Melbourne is under threat from a fearsome Bunyip and The Argus announces a reward for the capture of the beast. But Evangeline is not afraid, this is a perfect chance for Evangeline to test out her new monster catching device and save the day. With help from her best friend, Mei, and pleEvangeline is back with another adventure with Balls, Bunyips and blancmange. In 1882, Melbourne is under threat from a fearsome Bunyip and The Argus announces a reward for the capture of the beast. But Evangeline is not afraid, this is a perfect chance for Evangeline to test out her new monster catching device and save the day. With help from her best friend, Mei, and plenty of raspberry tarts of course. Evangeline and the Bunyip is the second episode in The Antics of Evangeline series of mystery and mayhem set in steampunk Melbourne....
|Title||:||Evangeline and the Bunyip|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||86 Pages|
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Evangeline and the Bunyip Reviews
My reaction to this was much the same as to the first in the series. It was engaging, but a bit silly, and seemed to me to be begging for more depth. I couldn't help feeling irritated by the syntactical oddities, although I was never sure whether they were deliberate stylistic tics or mistakes. Interested enough to read the next, however!
Falling more in love with Evangeline and Mei. This is such a fun series, so rich with all the sights and sounds of the Victorian era, and my hometown of Melbourne, along with a heroine who is both amusing, inspiring and just a little bit mad! Perfect length to take on travels - this novella worked perfectly for a recent flight across the USA. Looking forward to number 3 :)
This is such a fun series! Evangeline takes on a Bunyip terrorising Melbourne with charm, guts, fun inventions and a lot of cake! I really like Evangeline's characterisation and her friendship with Mei - reading about them running and kicking their way around the city to save the day gives me life. More character development might be nice, but honestly for this sort of a fun romp it's not really required. There's a casual, respectful diversity in this too which is really worthwhile - Melbourne wasn't and isn't just a white city and these novellas reflect that.The Evangeline episodes are just long enough to be satisfying with a lot of ongoing plot threads that keep plugging away in the background to keep you interested for the next one (in this case: cursed mummies!)
Evangeline and the Bunyip (2016) by Madeleine D'Este is another entertaining romp in Steampunk Melbourne. Evangeline is now more settled in Melbourne after arriving to live with her inventor father. In this book she starts going to balls, continues eating cake, inventing things and battling foes with her friend Mei. Evangeline is starting to appear on the social scene in Melbourne and starts to attract gentlemen callers. In this story there seems to be more laying down of other characters which will be used in later adventures.The actual battle with the Bunyip isn't quite as entertaining as Evangeline's fight with the Alchemist but it's still well done and is pretty engrossing. It will be fun to read the episodes as they come out.
This book is an entry in the Aurealis Awards for 2016, for which I am a judge. Any review will be withheld until the results of the awards are announced.
A fun and flippant light read. I loved reading this adventure with characters I loved -- and even some new ones I hope to see again in the next instalment! This series is an auto-buy for me. :)
I hope that one day soon, Evangeline gets a whole book's worth of an adventure - with lots of Mei too!