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
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
Across September we have been reading or rereading Kidnap in the Caribbean by Lauren St John, the second story in the series which finds young Laura Marlin on a dream holiday cruising into a nightmare as the Straight As strike back.
I’m delighted to be celebrating the publication fo The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes, a second adventure for our eponymous hero who we last saw Haunted, this time stepping into the supernatural world of witchcraft. The Bewitching of Aveline Jones is such an incredible and haunting book, chilling in the clever way that … Continue reading The Bewitching of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes
The most beautiful twin books came through my door last Saturday from O’Brien Press. Caitriona Sweeney’s dreamy watercolours swirl around a modern fairytale firmly orientated in Galway and available in Gaelic too. A Galway Fairytale or Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh tells the tale of Séan and Gráinne’s journey into Galway market to buy their mother a … Continue reading A Galway Fairytale/ Síscéal Ó Ghaillimh by Caitriona Sweeney
Blossom is Laura’s second collaboration with Sara Ogilvie for Barrington Stoke, and once again explores candidly the wobbly life of a young inner city child on the precipice of change. These snapshots of life, of real experiences told with honesty and innocence are truly a gift to any reader. Laura Dockrill’s writing reminds me of … Continue reading Blossom – Laura Dockrill & Sara Ogilvie
Keeper Of Secrets by Sarah J Dodd is a perfect wintery Christmassy read. It’s a book that I know I will be rereading year after year to reimmerse in the tale of Emily and Lotta the Lynx Kitten. But it also is a wonderfully thoughtful and quietly mind-shifting novel dealing with issues of grief, but … Continue reading Keeper of Secrets by Sarah J Dodd