SCREEECH!!! If you thought Savage Island was tricksy and brilliant you ain’t seen nothing yet. The terrifying sequel Cruel Castle ups the stakes yet concentrates the action into a claustrophobic space with the horrors of living after the events of the island and what happens when Gold wants more. For fans of Escape rooms whether … Continue reading Cruel Castle- Bryony Pearce
Savage Island is a deeply clever account of secrets, lies, family and friendship under strain set amidst a high stakes Duke of EdinburghXgeocaching treasure hunt perfect for teens who may have begged to watch Squid Game, but parents are hesitant to expose to that level of violence.
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.
He was a punk, she did ballet. what more can I say. You & Me at the end of the World is a surrealist contemporary YA that encourages the reader to strip back the layers we wear around our hearts to see who really is inside, and whether that actually matches the outer tropes we … Continue reading You & Me At The End Of The World – Brianna Bourne
#20BooksOfSummer is an annual event hosted by Cathy Brown of 746 Books and runs from 1st June until 1st September With the aim to clearing a target of 5, 10 or 20 books from your TBR but with very relaxed and fun rules. Here is my joining post & List! Nightbird by Alice Hoffman Come on, it’s Alice … Continue reading #20BooksOfSummer 2: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
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
I was so excited when The Stone of Destiny was published by Cranachan Press last year, as soon as I heard the words selkies and Fae I was sold, but there is much more to Caroline Logan’s series The Four Treasures as our journey into her world begins with a quest to retrieve a magical … Continue reading The Stone of Destiny- Caroline Logan