Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall
Published January 27, 2016 by Text Publishing
Source: the publisher
Rating: 5 stars
From the blurb: Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune–and her sprawling estate–to Iris’s scheming parents.
But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes, she realises something isn’t quite right. There isan odd feeling around the house, where time moves slowly and Iris’s eyes play tricks on her. While outside, in the wild and untamed forest, a mysterious animal moves through the shadows.
Just what is Aunt Ursula hiding?
But when Iris discovers a painting named Iris and the Tiger, she sets out to uncover the animal’s real identity–putting her life in terrible danger.
Iris and the Tiger is a wonderful, creative story that captivated me from the start. I felt sorry for Iris, her parents are greedy and don't care about her, and from what we glean about her school life, it sounds like she's feeling lonely and out of place. At Bosque de Nubes she finds a new home, one filled with magic, family, and new friends. Her adventures with Jordi were a delight and watching her become more confident was satisfying, knowing she'll take that confidence back home. The night I finished this I had a fantastic dream involving the beast car from the story, and I have a feeling the imagery from this book will stay with me for a long time.
Thank you to Text Publishing for my review copy.
I adore the cover of Iris and the Tiger and thought I'd challenge myself to paint nails to match. I new this set would take a while so I timed myself by watching Disney movies - I got through Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland.
I used acrylic paint and a very fine brush.