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
SCREEECH!!! If you thought Savage Island was tricksy and brilliant you ain’t seen nothing yet. The terrifying sequel Cruel Castle ups the stakes yet concentrates the action into a claustrophobic space with the horrors of living after the events of the island and what happens when Gold wants more. For fans of Escape rooms whether … Continue reading Cruel Castle- Bryony Pearce
Savage Island is a deeply clever account of secrets, lies, family and friendship under strain set amidst a high stakes Duke of EdinburghXgeocaching treasure hunt perfect for teens who may have begged to watch Squid Game, but parents are hesitant to expose to that level of violence.
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
Just look at that cover. I mean how was I suppose to resist, I did try for about a year then caved and treated myself for my birthday. A cosy gorgeous adventure where a young witch must prove herself and solve problems with a gaming feel and Japanese infused world building this book is an … Continue reading Eva Evergreen; Semi Magical Witch by Julie Abe
How not to be a vampire slayer is a playful and funny book perfect for fans of Amelia Fang, Skeleton Keys and Lottie Luna who are ready to move on to more challenging MG. It has brought both Littlefae and I smiles and giggles of joy as we watched Maggie’s story unfold and discover her … Continue reading How NOT to be a vampire slayer – Katy Birchall
You may have gathered from my blog that if a book has a folklore inspired setting, I'm going to be piqued, if it also has connotations of fae, as in dark fae like The Call by Paedar O Guillin then even more so, throw in historical fiction and I'm chomping at the bit. A Hunter's … Continue reading A Hunter’s Moon – Danny Weston