Goodreads Monday – The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

Welcome back to Goodreads Monday! It’s been a very hot minute since I did one but I figured I might as well get back into it! This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy enough, right? Feel free to join in if you want to! I’ll be using a random number generator to pick my books from my insanely long GR Want-to-read list.

This week’s featured book is The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke. This is a middle grade historical fantasy that was released in May 2020 and it has a 4.13 star rating on Goodreads.

The amazing humour and world-building of Nevermoor meets the wisdom and warmth of Rooftoppers in this completely unforgettable and totally gorgeous comedy-adventure!

In all the years that Elinora Gassbeek has been matron of the Little Tulip Orphanage, not once have the Rules for Baby Abandonment been broken. Until the autumn of 1886, when five babies are left in outrageous circumstances: one in a tin toolbox, one in a coal bucket, one in a picnic hamper, one in a wheat sack, and finally, one in a coffin-shaped basket.

Those babies were Lotta, Egg, Fenna, Sem and Milou; who were swiftly and firmly deemed ‘the unadoptables’. Twelve years on the children still have each other – until the fateful night a most sinister gentleman appears and threatens to tear them apart. The gang decide to make a daring escape, fleeing the frozen canals of Amsterdam for an adventure packed with puppets and pirate ships, clock-makers and cruel villains – and with only a scrap of a clue to guide them to their mysterious new home . . .

Why do I want to read it?

I think I first learned about this one after reading Alex’s review for it and I knew that I wanted to immediately get my hands on it! I don’t read middle grade books very often but one thing I’ve discovered is how much I do enjoy them–which is obvious when I look at how many MG books I’ve added to my TBR over the last year! What’s not to love when you’ve got elements of adventure, friendship, and family? These are all my favourite things about MG books 😊

Have you read The Unadoptables or is it on your TBR?
If you have read it, what did you think of it?

9 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday – The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

  1. I haven’t heard of these ones. I don’t read that many MG books but this sounds delightful and they’re fun to dip into and get swept up on an adventure for sure. Lovely review.


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