Oi BOOKFACES!! Emily is back in the Midnight Howl and this time things are getting even more serious! 2019 brought a fiery girl with a proper shouty ‘gob’ on her, a constant need for snacks, a indefatigable need to ‘sort things out’ and a companion hedgehog who just MIGHT be magical, The Midnight Hour by … Continue reading The Midnight Howl- Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder
I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock
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
Today I’m going to give a lot of love and a big faery pumpkin hug boost to the Amelia Fang series by author/illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. This series is a faevorite of the entire family and it is a bittersweet note that The Trouble with Toads is the last currently planned in the series. With … Continue reading Blog Tour: Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads- Laura Ellen Anderson
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.
With the Kingdoms united and new lands and creatures discovered one may wonder what could Amelia get up to next? Laura Ellen Anderson has had the masterstroke of bringing things back to a family and friends focus with a wonderful story focusing on what counts in family relationships. Both Littlefae and Tinyfae are huge fans … Continue reading Amelia Fang & the Naughty Caticorns – Laura Ellen Anderson
I have been incredibly lucky to host a guest blog by author Nicola Penfold about the inspiration for her beautiful book Where The World Turns Wild as part of the blog tour and I thought my review may make the post a little long as I wanted the space to explore some of the themes … Continue reading Where The World Turns Wild- Nicola Penfold