Whilst Flight offered a rip roaring classical adventure blending horses, escaping Nazis and friendship forged in peril the follow up in Safe, Vanessa Harbour takes that and turns it up to eleven. A second adventure for Jakob and Kizzy flips the narrative to Kizzy’s perspective, and we get a insight into her vulnerable world in … Continue reading Safe- Vanessa Harbour
This review will come in two parts, this is the analysis post, the other is to come later this afternoon!! You may know there are a few topics that will immediately endear me to a book, and a combination of such will make me love it. And then there’s the special few that put a … Continue reading My Friend, The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin
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
You may have guessed that I’m a huge fan of Vashti Hardy’s writing and she’s a wonderful person too ! The Puffin Portal is the sequel to her first collaboration with Barrington Stoke The Griffin Gate, a tale that blends the Hardy-verse of STEM steeped societies and steam punkery into it in accessible form for … Continue reading The Puffin Portal Vashti Hardy illustrated by Natalie Smillie
Inspired by our joint love of middle grade mystery books Amy of Golden Books Girl, Rachael of Bellis does Books and myself decided to indulge in a fun readalong of Lauren St John’s Laura Marlin Mysteries, and evoke the childhood joy of making a club! Across August we have been reading or rereading Dead Man’s … Continue reading Mystery Society Present… #MarlinMysteriesMarathon Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John