September 28, 2021

Kensy and Max High Voltage (Book 8) is out today 28 September 2021!

What happens when you know that family must come first but there are others in desperate need of help? When danger lurks around every corner?

After a tumultuous school term, a family holiday with sunshine, sleep-ins and Portuguese tarts is just what Kensy and Max need. And Granny Cordelia is adamant: there are to be no investigations while on vacation. But when strange incidents start piling up, the twins are torn between their loyalty and their nose for adventure.

As all leads point to the annual E-Prix championship, Kensy and Max find themselves drawn into the middle of a menacing plot. High-powered sports cars are not the only dangers on the streets of Sintra. Someone wants Wolf Motors and the Formula E car race to go up in smoke, and they won’t let anything – or anyone – get in their way.





Can’t wait to read this book!!!

September 28, 2021 at 6:26 pm



OMG! MY Mum is buying it tonight online and I’m so EXCITED. I’m devastated I missed the information about the book launch, I would have been there as the first person 😛 Congrats!!!

September 30, 2021 at 11:42 am



I got the book yesterday and I have already read it! I could not stop reading, It was AMAZING!!! Can’t wait for the next one! Congrats!!!!!

September 30, 2021 at 2:43 pm



such a good book

October 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm



Hi Jacqueline Harvey,
I LOVE your books. I am so excited to read this book, it sounds so interesting! Book 8 already! GOOD JOB! And again I AM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK!

October 5, 2021 at 4:55 pm



I can’t wait for the book to arrive! It feels like I’ve been waiting forever!

October 5, 2021 at 8:54 pm



It ARRIVED!!!!! I love the idea of Portugal Ms Harvey. The cover looks even better up close!

October 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

Thomas Risson


I got da book!!!

October 13, 2021 at 3:47 pm



    Good for you! I finished it two days ago. What a twist!!! Also, it’s funny because the one time on of the characters has my name, she’s the VILLAIN!!! I Love it!!! I was so intrigued about that note Max is decoding that they had recently retrieved from the principal’s house (I forgot how to spell his name!!!)
    I won’t spoil it, but I’m glad Max got his family involved!!!

    October 13, 2021 at 6:40 pm



I’ve ordered K&M 8 but it’s taking sooooo long to arrive! I can’t wait to read it, it sounds amazing!!!

October 17, 2021 at 9:40 am



IT is amazing, Kay!!!

October 17, 2021 at 9:16 pm



I got it (yay) it’s sooooo gooooood

October 24, 2021 at 12:58 pm



I just got it today! I can’t wait to read it! I love the cover!!

Can’t wait for the next one!!


October 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm



Hi everyone!!! Hope you’re having a great time! My school got out of lockdown last Monday, so that’s a relief. Now I need glasses from looking at screens! Comment below what your worst lockdown experience was / is (If you’re still in lockdown).


November 5, 2021 at 7:31 pm



Yeah, same! It’s so interesting (and funny) to read 😛

November 9, 2021 at 6:07 pm



Hi Ms Harvey!

I am Sarah from Epping PS in NSW, and during lockdown we had a zoom meeting with you! I am one of your biggest fans! I really love Kensy and Max, and was hoping you could give a hint about what book 9 is going to be about? I was also one of the first people to order High Voltage book 8, and I loved reading it!


P.S. I am going to write a book myself, and was hoping you could suggest some ideas for it! All the people that know me say I am a great narrative writer, and I wanna become just like you! Thanks!

November 18, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Sarah,

    It’s lovely to hear from you!

    I’m thrilled that you enjoy the Kensy and Max series and loved High Voltage. A blurb of Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger (book 9) is on the Penguin Random House website if you want a sneak peek. 🙂

    One of my top tips for writing is to map out your entire story line (or plot) with characters that you would love to read about. Good luck with the writing!

    Best wishes,


    December 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm



I love your books so much I have the first 4 i’m so excited to read the next 8 ! 🙂 But I can’t get them because i’m in the USA which makes me sad 🙁 but when I can I will be so happy I read the little summary at the top and they look great ! The books are awesome thanks for writing them ! 🙂

November 19, 2021 at 1:54 pm



I absolutely love Kensy and Max 8!

November 21, 2021 at 7:02 pm



Hi Jacqueline, You are my favourite author ever and you made me love reading my favourite book series you wrote is definitely Alice Miranda, I read all the books you ever wrote. Can you please do an Alice Miranda in Iran I know you can’t exactly do that after you did AM in eygpt but still can you (no pressure)
I love the relationship between Jacinta and Lucas (lucinta)they are so cute.
Thanks again

November 23, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Hana,

    Thank you for your kind message and suggestion for a new Alice-Miranda book. I am currently taking a break from writing the Alice-Miranda series, but you never know what the future holds…

    Happy reading,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    November 24, 2021 at 3:04 pm



Haha, today we had a games afternoon at my school and my friends and I played 5 second rule (search it up, it’s an amazing board game) and then my friend asked me to name 3 children’s authors (that was the question on the card) and the first thing that popped into my head was you and your books and I yelled “JACQUELINE HARVEY” quite loudly so now I think the whole world knows I love your books, but maybe that isn’t a totally bad thing…

November 24, 2021 at 3:43 pm



Hey Everyone!
I know it’s early but, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I’m going to celebrate by reading all the Kensy and Max books. I hope you guys have fun these holidays!!!

December 5, 2021 at 5:43 pm




Yesterday I went to my cousin’s house for Christmas and I saw she had Alice Miranda books so I asked if she liked your books and she said her friend knows you!!!! I think she said her friend’s name was Lee? Sorry if I spelt that wrong or if I was mispronouncing it, I was just SOO excited. I think it was Lee, or Lia… I don’t know. Please tell me if you know her!

December 26, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Ella,

    I do have a friend called Li – she goes to school at Abbotsleigh in Wahroonga and her mum is one of my best friends. It sounds like it could be Li as I think she’s the only one I know :). Happy Christmas.

    Best wishes,

    December 27, 2021 at 8:47 am



Hey, weird question, but does anyone know what the phrase “put paid to the fracas” means?

January 2, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Allie,

    If you put paid to something you end it and a fracas is an upset or a fight. So if you put paid to the fracas it means that you end it :). Hope that helps.

    Best wishes,

    January 3, 2022 at 7:10 am



It is so cool how I can talk to the author of one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to get the rest of the series my favorite out of the first 4 is the 3.

January 5, 2022 at 11:11 am



write book 9!!!!!!!!!!

January 9, 2022 at 6:45 pm



Hi Jacqueline Harvey! I have read all your books, and all of them are so fun and exciting. I have finished reading Kensy and Max High Voltage, and I can’t wait for the next book of this series!

January 11, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Sarang,

    Thank you for reading all my series, I am thrilled to hear that you think they are fun and exciting (it really warms my heart when I hear this feedback) ! I hope that you enjoy Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger (book 9), which will be released on the 3rd of May, 2022.

    Happy reading,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    February 3, 2022 at 9:28 pm



I can’t wait to get the next 3 Kensy and Max books I just found out I can order them 🙂

January 12, 2022 at 5:43 am



I have been wanting to get this book for ages, when I finally did on Christmas, it was the best book ever!
Amazing and a wonderful read. I love all the Kensy and Max booms!

January 13, 2022 at 1:04 pm



I have been wanting to get this book for ages, when I finally did on Christmas, it was the best book ever!
Amazing and a wonderful read. I love all the Kensy and Max books

January 13, 2022 at 1:05 pm



This book is so amazing!

January 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm



This book is so amazing I love it! Can’t wait to get the next book! 🙂

January 15, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Elora,

    Thank you so much, it really makes my day when I hear that my readers love one of the books I have written and are keen for the next Kensy and Max adventure (which I had lots of fun writing)!

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    February 3, 2022 at 9:23 pm



Happy Australia Day to those of you who live in Australia!

January 26, 2022 at 11:55 am



Hi Ms Harvey
You are my absolute favourite author ever!Your books are soooooooo…
Nail bitting
I just wan’t to thank you so much for writing this incredible series.I started reading this series when I was 8 and the first book I read was Alice-Miranda in China . Maybe next she could go to Antartica, there could be missing penguins and her and her friends could have an adventure trying to find them. I love every part about them. The way I always laugh out loud or the cliff hangers that are so suspenseful!
Lara I

January 29, 2022 at 7:53 pm



    I agree you are the best book 8 was a blast i read it in 5 hours I love it what a twist
    what a surprise it must have been when they saw James Wolf through ferdinand,
    I can’t wait till book 9 is released I keep looking at the release date, it feel like 3 of may will
    NEVER come,I hope you never get bored of writing [ Cause I know I don’t get bored of reading ]


    P.S. I love how Kensy is messy and bit cheeky { like me }
    also like how autum planted the bug on the Wolfs table.

    February 7, 2022 at 9:56 pm



    i toatally agree lara!
    on her way to antartica maybe she should vist maquarie island!

    September 22, 2022 at 10:35 am



    I could not agree more!! your books are the best I love them! For Christmas i got kind of a mini bookshelf and it is full of my Alice-miranda books!

    January 28, 2023 at 3:20 pm

Thomas Risson


SPOILER for the 7th and 8th books of K & M!

In book 8, one of the villains is named Riley Moreton. In book 7, Riley MORTON is the host of the national STEM championships. These names are freakishly close to each other. My question is, did Riley Moreton change his name ever so slightly to get into the STEM nationals? Why would he do this though? Or are there just two people with very close names that happen to be in the same universe?
Also, High Voltage is so good! I love the humour, but also all the action and how they trick the villains.


February 26, 2022 at 6:47 pm



i meant to say keep

September 22, 2022 at 11:26 am

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