The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. This did not bother me as much as you might think - I hardly knew my parents. Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons - and no adventures, I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. This did not bother me as much as you might think - I har...

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Title:The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
Author:Jaclyn Moriarty
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1760297178
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Reviews

  • BrocheAroe
    Apr 09, 2018
    Fresh, fun, and fantastical! Rational, sensible Bronte was living an idyllic life with her Aunt Isabelle, when her absent parents get killed by pirates. Their will decrees that Bronte must travel through various kingdoms on a very specific schedule, delivering gifts to her 10 other aun...
  • Tasha
    Dec 26, 2018
    Bronte has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler since she was a tiny baby. Still, it?s a shock when she discovers at age 10 that her parents have been killed by pirates. Her parents send her on a journey with strict rules and a tight schedule where she will meet all ten of...
  • Leslie
    Dec 03, 2018
    When 10 year old Bronte Mettlestone?s parents are ?taken out? by pirates, she reminds the reader that she hardly knew them; that she was raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. What seems to truly unsettle Bronte is that with the announcement of her parent?s murder comes th...
  • LauraW
    Jan 04, 2018
    I wanted to like this one more than I actually did. I have read quite a few of Moriarty's books for teens and REALLY liked them, but this one seemed too self-consciously cute for me. The tone is very similar (for me) to the books by Kate DiCamillo. It is just a tad too precious. And th...
  • Brandy Painter
    Feb 08, 2019
    This was cute. It has a rather old-fashioned feel to it in many ways, but just enough that it will still appeal to MG readers who aren't into that as much. The story in many ways is absurd, but in a delightful way that is sure to appeal to its target audience. How many 11 year olds wis...
  • Christine Bongers
    Mar 10, 2018
    Utterly charming with a deeply satisfying ending. Loved it. ...
  • Kavanand (Reading for Two)
    Oct 18, 2018
    I'm a big fan of Jaclyn Moriarty's young adult books. She's a clever and very funny writer, and I jumped at the chance to read her new middle-grade book. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is a wonderful, clever, and entertaining book that's good for kids and a...
  • Nomes
    Aug 15, 2017
    Ahh, perfectly charming, whimsical, funny and wholly original with some wicked and wild unexpected twists. This book was such a delight to spend time with and so creatively realised. The characters endeared themselves to me and I loved every minute spent with them. It was a whole lot o...
  • Hayley
    Jan 29, 2018
    One day I would desperately love to meet Jaclyn Moriarty to see if she's as utterly delightful as her novels. She writes adult fiction as if they're for children and children's novels that also perfectly cater to grown ups. I'm thrilled to say that although I had my reservations about ...
  • Melki
    Jan 25, 2019
    I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. Well, you had me at pirates, but lost me with the rest of the book. Newly orphaned Bronte, who has been living with her aunt since infancy, has been sent on an adventure at the behest of her newly deceased parents' will:...
  • Trisha
    Oct 19, 2017
    I stayed up very late to finish because I could not put the book down. It's addictive, deceptively sweet, and entirely satisfying. ...
  • Pauline
    Nov 08, 2017
    Imaginative, funny - just perfect. Bronte is an exceptional hero with a very sensible inner voice. We meet a collection of delightful, different and eccentric aunts as she endeavours to fulfil her quest. This is just delightful. ...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 21, 2017
    There's the old expression: You can choose your friends, but not your relatives. And right from the opening lines, you know 10 year old Bronte Mettlestone has an unusual family: Youtube trailer here Set across Kingdoms and Empires, featuring dragons, magic and cruise ships Br...
  • Beth
    Jan 18, 2019
    Delightful! This would be a super read aloud for a class or bedtime. It has everything...pirates, elves, magic, a quest, kooky characters, heart, and (my personal favorite) dragons. I am looking forward to the next book! ...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Feb 11, 2018
    Ten year old Bronte Mettlestone is embarking on a wondrous adventure, adhering to her late parents legacy despite the concerns of Isabelle, her Aunt and guardian. Patrick and Lida Mettlestone were adventurers, abandoning their only child with Isabelle then captured by pirates. The news...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Sep 25, 2018
    More books in the Beat the Autumn Blues list can be found here. Gosh was this one a cookie! At first it might have been a little bit harder to get into because of the unusual tone, but after I did? I absolutely loved it. This book has so many good things in it ? and I just don't...
  • Lola
    Aug 02, 2018
    Not only did Bronte Mettlestone?s parents die, which is a tragedy in itself, but before they were murdered by pirates, they left a list of tasks Bronte must absolutely accomplish after their deaths. Of course, they didn?t plan on that happening when their daughter is only ten. A...
  • Samantha Lizzio
    Jan 03, 2019
    Jaclyn Moriarty is a refreshing middle grade writer. This story is filled with whimsical energy as readers follow along with protagonist, Bronte, and her incredibly interesting adventures. Yes, I said interesting not inconvenient! Bronte?s voice is unique and spot-on for a young ...
  • Carlene
    Nov 16, 2017
    I received this book thanks to a goodreads giveaway, and boy am I happy I did! I definitely enjoy a good fantasy book, but I'm not too keen on pirates and I was a little hesitant thinking because of this I may not like the book. In the end I finished the book in two sittings, I coul...
  • Brona's Books
    Dec 06, 2017
    Jacyln's previous series that wowed my socks off was The Colour of Madeleine trilogy. These books were aimed at an older teen audience - light fantasy, a little romance and a great concept. The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is for younger readers - about 10 pl...
  • Rebecca Guthrie
    Dec 05, 2018
    When I was about 12 years old ?Jane Eyre? by Charlotte Bronte was my favorite book. I have no idea why 12 year old me loved ?Jane Eyre? so much, but I did. So, when I saw ?The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone? by Jaclyn Moriarty at my local Barnes and...
  • Hedzer
    Jan 01, 2019
    Going with the full 5 stars, just a great fun story from start to finish. Hilarious ? Original ? Endearing characters ? Nice cover & illustrations ? Twists & surprises ? Cool new world + map ? New favourite ? My wife was sneaky and got me this for Christ...
  • Kim
    Nov 18, 2017
    Jaclyn Moriarty is easily one of the most talented writers to come out of Australia. Regardless of what genre she?s writing in, she always seems to produce something magical and completely original (although I must admit, the whimsical tone to her writing feels better suited to fanta...
  • Abby Cooper
    Dec 05, 2018
    A funny, clever, totally unique adventure. ...
  • Michelle Bradley
    Nov 01, 2017
    A truly brilliant read! This book fills the gap for younger children who are desperate to read Harry Potter but might not deal with the concepts and the 'scary' parts. Wonderful adventures, fantastic characters and enough magic to satisfy all. Loved it!! ...
  • Kerri Duff
    Apr 15, 2018
    I absolutely loved this! From the first sentence, 'I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates', I was hooked. This book is funny, fast paced, insightful and makes for incredibly compelling reading. Kids who confidently read chapter books will be well suited to this, but...
  • Joanna (BookandPages)
    Nov 06, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.75 stars. Wow. What a story. This book, it's hard to explain. It was such a fantastic combination of whimsy and magic, and honestly it was just so odd. I mean that in a good way, but this book really was just odd and imaginative in one of the best ways. I mean a girl ...
  • Stef (Noveltea Corner)
    Oct 26, 2017
    The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone is an enchanting story of intrigue, adventure and family. Be prepared to dive into a world of Whisperers and spellbinders and faery-cross stitch! I was so excited when I found out Jaclyn Moriarty had a middle-grade book com...
  • Dom
    Jul 08, 2018
    Very Magical ...
  • Lizz Axnick
    Sep 25, 2018
    OMG I loved this book!!!! It is full of fun, magic, adventure, pirates and Whisperers. I especially loved the author's description of witches. Her humor kept the pages turning and I loved the way she described things. I am so using "silent as a bicycle" from now on!!! This is the s...