Monday, 17 March 2014

The Executioner's Daughter

The executioner's daughter by Jane Hardstaff is AMAZING!  I went to the library with mum and she picked up this book.  She thought I might like it.  So when we got home I read a chapter.  But then I ended up reading half the book!!!  You can really easily get into this book right from the beginning sentence.

It is about an 11 year old girl called Moss who is the basket girl for carrying heads that her dad chops off.  She hates doing it.  Moss and her dad live in his forge which is warm and comfy.  Her dad (Sam) polishes his axe in there every morning.

There is a big gate that her dad says if she escapes and gets caught she will have the death sentence.  But Moss goes out, makes sure the guard isn't looking and climbs on it to see what is behind it.  But Two Bellies' catches her.   Two Bellies' is a big fat bully that tries to drown her at one point.  He is always looking for people he can bully.

Her dad says he and Moss are prisoners because he killed a man, but that isn't true.  One night he tells her the truth.  She is so annoyed with him that she heads out on an adventure to get to The Hampton Mill.  Where her mother died and she was born because the riverwitch saved her.  The riverwitch said to Moss's dad that he can have her for twelve years and then Moss is all hers.  Moss is turning 12 in two weeks.  While she tries to get there a boy called Salter (who stole her boots) lets her sleep in his boat.  He even shares his fish with her.  Moss really likes him but then he steals some money and she hates him.  She never wants to see his face again.

Anyway this is my favourite book and I think my sisters and mum will love it too.

I would highly recommend this book to any boy or girl.



  1. I can tell by the way you've written this post that you really enjoyed reading this book, love a good book that you just can't stop reading!! I have tweeted and pinned this post :-) thanks for linking up with #ReadWithMe

  2. It sounds like you're really enjoying this book, maybe you should see if there are any other books by this author for you to read x

  3. This books sounds really good, and your enthusiasm for it really comes across in your writing - great review x

  4. Great post! This book sounds great :) x

  5. Great review. Your enthusiasm for the story really comes across.

  6. Hi Honey, what a lovely review. I'm so glad you liked my book! It's such a brilliant feeling isn't it, when you dive into a story and don't want to come out again. Your blog is great by the way. All best wishes, Jane

    1. Hi Jane! Am glad you liked the review. It is my favourite book! Thanks! x

  7. Wow! This sounds like a book I would definitely be interested in. Thank you for sharing x


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