The Other Side of the Wall Blog Tour ( Review and Fan Casting)

So I was lucky enough to be asked to be apart of this blog tour for this adorable middle grade series that is the prefect read for holiday season!!

The Other Side of the Wall  by Amy Ephron

Published by  Philomel Books on October 15, 2019

Genres: Middle Grade , adventure

Pages: 192

Format: arc

Source: publisher

2019 challenge:

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


In this new adventure with Tess and Max, internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron takes readers to London at Christmastime, where a new fantastical journey awaits.

It’s Christmas break and Tess and Max are in London, staying at the posh Sanborn House with their Aunt Evie. As they wait for their parents to arrive, there is an unusual snowstorm that makes the city seem as if it’s caught in a snow globe. Perfect weather for an adventure in Hyde Park. But when Max, Tess, and Aunt Evie leave to search for a cab, they find a horse and carriage and driver curiously waiting for them at the curb. And that’s just the beginning… 

Soon Tess is charmed by a mysterious boy named Colin who lives at the hotel all year round–on the 8th floor. But Max is sure the elevator only had 7 floors the day before. And how come everyone at the hotel seems to ignore Colin? Things seem to get stranger and stranger. There’s a 1920s costume party in Colin’s parents’ apartment. A marble that seems to be more than it appears. And a shadow that passes mysteriously by Tess and Max’s hotel window. 

Tess wants to figure out what’s going on, but finds only more questions: Is it just a coincidence that Colin’s last name is Sanborn, the same as the hotel? Why does the cat’s-eye marble look eerily similar to the crystal at the top of their hotel room key? And, most importantly, what happened in that hotel one Christmas long, long ago?

In this mysterious story sprinkled with holiday enchantment, Amy Ephron transports readers into the magic of London at wintertime, where it’s just possible that what seems imaginary is real, and your wishes might come true.

My Thoughts:

I found this book to be such a fun read. I really need to go back and read the previous books in this series. I would say this book could be read as a standalone but you could also read them in order. I really loved the holiday setting of this book and think it make a quick read during christmas. I thought the plot at points was a bit choppy and not as clear but I overall flew through this book. I really did like main characters of this read and def want to read their other adventures soon. I really liked how this book dealt with the present and the past and also loved the dymanics between the siblings.

Fan Casting!!


I think millie would be so good in this role and would have the nice balance between solving a mystery, protecting her brother and dealing with supernatural elements!!


I think again this young actor is a such a great actor and has a nice balance to play this role. I think he and millie would also have good chemistry as siblings.


This mysterious character seems prefect for this young actor to tackle and I just love to see him and millie interact more on different projects!!

Let me know If you have read this series, who would you cast for these roles, in the comments!!!

First Line Friday: Crazy Rich Asians

I am slightly under the weather this weekend. I am starting to tackle this super popular read and I hope that I really enjoy it!

First Line Friday

” Nicholas Young slumped into the nearest seat in the hotel drained from the sixteenth-hour flight from Singapore, the train ride from Heathrow Airport, and trudging through the rain-soaked streets”



When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. 
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

Author Information:

Kevin Kwan is the author of the international bestsellers Crazy Rich Asians, soon to be a major motion picture, and China Rich Girlfriend. Born in Singapore, he has called New York’s West Village home since 1995. For the latest news and information, please visit:

Book Information:

  • Series: Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Media Tie In edition on July 17, 2018