Lionheart Girl- Yaba Badoe

Lionheart girl Yaba Badoe

Words dripping with the honey and hope of girlhood on the cusp of woman, Lionheart Girl is up there in my top reads of the year, maybe of all time. When I was asked if I wanted to share my review as part of the blog tour I was honoured and delighted to express how … Continue reading Lionheart Girl- Yaba Badoe

By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison

By Rowan and Yew by Melissa Harrison

Today’s review is a little different as I took part in the Chicken House Instagram tour for By Rowan and Oak that asked us to create a nature table to evoke the meaning across these two novels which tell the tale of a small group of Hidden Folk awakening in Spring to the realisation that … Continue reading By Rowan and Oak- Melissa Harrison

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask by Mark Jones

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask is a curious story. It has this whimsical feel that has whispers from a wide range of modern MG influences, of Pages & Co, Podkin and Stubbs and Dragon Detective meets with portal magic, tumbling into a strange magical world like The Midnight Hour trilogy. It’s very different from … Continue reading Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings