Tree Slayer by Harriet Springbett

Thanks to the author and Love Books Tours for the digital copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Let’s start with the blurb: Nine months after the events of Tree Magic, Rainbow is struggling to come to terms with how she’s changed. Her bond with trees has grown, but now they’re under threat from the Tree Slayer.

To save them, she’ll need to leave everything she knows and loves. It will be her greatest adventure yet – but she cannot succeed alone. She’ll have to enlist the help of Eole, an enigmatic scientist and sceptic.

Does Rainbow have what it takes to face the Tree Slayer? And can she trust Eole, who has powers of his own?

Here’s my review: As part of a trilogy, I would highly recommend reading Tree Magic first to really understand Rainbow’s journey so far. I was excited to get a place on this tour having enjoyed Tree Magic so much and I’m glad I did. Harriet Springbett has a way of taking words, adding a touch of her own magic, and laying them on the page to form a lyrical prose which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I liked Eole but was a bit on a knife edge as I wondered if he would end up betraying Rainbow (I’m not telling)! I also enjoyed seeing Rainbow’s powers flourish and her confidence grow.

I’d recommend this for teenagers and adults who love to bring the magic of nature into their life.

Rating: 4 out of 5.