I devoured this book and my immediate thoughts were please Chicken House I want some more?! I want to know what happens next and how did the protagonist Sol even arrive at this mysterious place!!! That or just hungry to slip into Angharad’s writing and worlds again!! In my review I reflect on the surreal … Continue reading Review & Guest Feature: Blurring genres with The Ash House by Angharad Walker
No Man’s Land is a bitingly clever speculative fiction that flips the perspective of books like When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit which feature living under the rule of fascism and fleeing as a historical distant ‘other’, or those about a modern refugee children coming to Britain as a socio-cultural ‘other’ instead here in Joanna Nadin’s … Continue reading No Man’s Land- Joanna Nadin
Hackers, Hacker, Weird Science, Electric Dreams…. can Consciousness have a conscience? When I was invited to join the Every Line Of You readalong on Instagram I was so excited. I have a peculiar fondness for coding & AI stories I think perhaps dates back to my brother’s love of Pinocchio as a small boy with … Continue reading Every Line Of You by Naomi Gibson.
#MGTakesOnThursday is a weekly feature from Mary at BookCraic to celebrate the love for Middle Grade Books! The steps to take part are here. Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts Cover illustration by Bill Bragg His breath formed a smoke signal of distress in the cold October airSentence from page … Continue reading MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions. What are you currently reading? The Muddlemoor Mysteries: Peril At the Bake Off by Ruth Quayle illustrated by Marta Kissi (Andersen Press March 21) Ruth Quayle sets the scene for a series of unfortunate but funny misunderstandings … Continue reading Pause for WWW Wednesday
Everyone’s doing round ups of the best books of 2020, this is particularly hard for me because it underpins the vast chasm in not just the way the world was at this point one year ago but also how my world fell apart last year and my blogging and reading fell to the wayside. Whilst … Continue reading Books of 2020. A different kind of list.
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls