Apologies, I intended to post this first or in tandem with my blog tour post for the sequel Safe, but life circumstances meant its coming a little later. Flight was published in 2018 and I think it deserves to be revisited with the publication of Safe and especially for those new to the series, will … Continue reading Flight – Vanessa Harbour
I’ve been a fan of Zanib Milan’s Planet Omar series since an early proof of the first book. A blend of prose with interjections and highly illustrated ‘Tom Gates’ style bits from Kyan Cheng makes this a playful whimsical series. There is something gentle and sweet about the way she depicts the mindset and wobbly … Continue reading Planet Omar- Ultimate Rocket Blast- Zanib Mian & Illustrated by Kyan Cheng
What started off as a fun adventure thriller, 21% Monster by PJ Canning turned into something beautifully inclusive, existential and empowering with its subtle commentary on the ways we are different, whether it physically, neurologically or indeed our experiences are what make us powerful not only as individuals but as a species. Fans of Alex … Continue reading 21% Monster by PJ Canning
When I heard that there was a book that was wrapped in herbalism, with a girl that whispers to the plants and they talk back and lead her to discover truths about the land, the people and herself, I was so excited for receive The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend and entwined myself in … Continue reading The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend featuring content by the author!
Imagine a world where loss is only temporary, that you can be rebuilt from your digital footprint and 'returned' in android form to your loved ones, a world where no families have to be torn apart by grief, no one has to lose anyone ever again. Sounds rather tempting at first doesn't it. Many books … Continue reading Our Sister Again- Sophie Cameron featuring Q&A
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
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