Saturday 30 June 2018

Minecraft: The Crash - A fantastic summer read for the kids!

My girls love Minecraft.....They watch the videos on YouTube, play it on the PC and on the Xbox and up until recently I thought they had all the books. I remember reading something I think last year about the first Minecraft novel but it seemed to pass my girls by. Not this time though. We were lucky to be sent a copy of the new Minecraft novel to have a look at before it is officially released!

Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She's more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later kind of person. But consequences can’t be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash.

Waking up in the hospital, almost paralyzed by her injuries, Bianca is faced with questions she’s not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft that responds to her every wish, giving her control over a world at the very moment she thought she’d lost it. As she explores this new realm, she encounters Esme and Anton, two kids who are also playing on the hospital server. The trio teams up to play through to the End, and hopefully to find Lonnie along the way.

But the road to recovery isn’t without its own dangers. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must deal with the uncertainties that have been plaguing her: Is Lonnie really in the game? And can Bianca help him to return to reality with her?

Becky has started reading it already and she's well over half way through....She is really enjoying it. Ellie who is a bit of a reluctant reader is itching to get her hands on it after Becky has finished with it....

Becky who loves her tablet and laptop has actually been leaving them alone to read this book. It would make a fab read for youngsters over the summer to keep them off technology!

Minecraft: The Crash written by Tracey Baptiste and published by Penguin Random House is available to buy or pre-order on Amazon. It is released on the 12th of July.

We were sent this book free of charge in exchange for this blog post....


  1. This sounds very exciting! And any book that keeps kids away from the devices or encourages reluctant readers to read is a good thing. My younger son was very into Minecraft in year 7, but hasn't played for a couple of years. My other two aren't into any sort of gaming, so they've never played!

  2. It's nice to see you on #readwithme, Kim :)
    Aiden used to love Minecraft but he's moved on to other things now. KayCee and Ella played for a while but they never really got into it.

  3. My girls aren't so much into Minecraft anymore but this looks like it could grab their attention again!! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

  4. Oh my, my boys would love this! I shall be keeping an eye out for it x

  5. I don't know anything about Minecraft but it's brilliant that your girls are so excited about the book :o)


  6. My boys love Minecraft so this sounds like one for me to look out for #readwithme