Hedgewitch has only just been released and yet is already one of my favourite books of all time. With its blend of cosy low fantasy, the folklore of these islands and a halcyon of heritage and nostalgia in its our-world-adjacent 1950s setting featuring Blytonesque feasts (without any of the problematic bits) and witchcraft themed girl … Continue reading The Hedgewitch Collection feat Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna
There are a few books that I have read in my lifetime, and a handful more since starting my blog that have become instant favourites, because they speak a secret language of my heart, they call to those who never quite entered ‘the age of not believing’ and hold hope for magic and wonder. Hedgewitch … Continue reading Hedgewitch – Skye McKenna
I have been so excited for this book ever since Jo let slip details of her ideas and aspirations for a young reader mystery, eventually dropping updates on her drafting, writing and editing progress. Then, to watch Jo first be signed to an agent and subsequently with the awesome Firefly Press I was, and continued … Continue reading Libby and the Parisian Puzzle- Jo Clarke Featuring Jo’s Top 5 Boarding School Stories!
I’ve been a huge fan of Darren’s writing since his debut Scavengers reframed the landscape of Middle Grade writing for me. His writing is like a rich tapestry that transports us into deeply imagined worlds but also challenging and introspective, unflinchingly so, on the emotional landscape of children, particularly boys as they navigate the changing world … Continue reading Furthermoor – Darren Simpson featuring chapter excerpt.
Crossing over with my involvement in the Instagram 12 Days of Bookmas I chose to feature A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher today, which although not ‘new’ this year, absolutely deserves to be in hands and hearts every Christmas. I’ve not been shy about my love of folklore, mythology and especially stories of the Fae, … Continue reading Christmas with a Difference: A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
Today it is my turn on the Lets Get Festive tour. We have been celebrating Christmassy books in all their guises from advent calendar bitesized tales to Merrytime Mystery and Murder to festive frolics! For me I was spoilt for choice, and it was a little overwhelming as we have SO many Christmas books some … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive- Lucy’s Magical Stories, A Series by Anne Booth.
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