The Hedgewitch Collection feat Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna 

Hedgewitch- Skye McKenna

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 

Hedgewitch – Skye McKenna

Hedgewitch 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

The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu featuring guest post by Aneesa Marufu

The Balloon Thief Aneesa Marufu

In a fantasy world that draws on South Asian heritage, customs, folklore and dress, The Balloon Thief by Aneesa Marufu offers a window into the dichotomy of privilege and oppressed, how those labels are more complicated than we perceive and the motivations to both keep the status quo and to turn to violent rebellion being … Continue reading The Balloon Thief – Aneesa Marufu featuring guest post by Aneesa Marufu

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus Rivals On The Track Annelise Grey

Last year I wrote enthusiastically about the first book in this series Race to The Death partially for its keen historical observation, and by this education by stealth; but equally so for its storycraft, total immersion in Dido’s world that evokes the greatest stories of literature, those that pull us in and care from the … Continue reading Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Christmas with a Difference: A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher

A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher

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

Scrumptious Stories: Mystery of the Nightwatchers- AM Howell & Crumpets

Mystery of The Nightwatchers AM Howell

AM Howell returned for a third publication earlier this year with Mystery Of the Nightwatchers which sees a young teen Nancy return to her place of birth amidst the drama of the 1910 passing of Halley’s Comet and uncovers many secrets in the town and her family with little hints back at the previous books. … Continue reading Scrumptious Stories: Mystery of the Nightwatchers- AM Howell & Crumpets