Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians… When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food… Continue reading Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease
I vaguely knew about the OWLS Readathon–a month long Harry Potter readathon–last year, but I was too late to take part. When I saw Amy’s post on her OWL TBR, I knew that this year I *needed* to participate. In preparation and as a procrastination pro, I then spent an afternoon creating this photo with… Continue reading The OWLS Readathon | April 2019
HELLO, welcome to my book blog, which today will be masquerading as a sort of book/fashion blog. I’m big into vintage fashion, and one of my goals this year was to shop more sustainably–to cut down on my fast fashion consumption and buy from independent shops. I also love combining what I wear with books.… Continue reading Bookish Fashion
I shout about middle grade books a lot on this blog, but I always feel there are a few hidden gems amongst the ranks that I ADORE but that I don’t see a lot of chatter about. This post is basically a way of shouting out these books, so that more readers can enjoy these… Continue reading Five middle grade books that deserve more attention
Today I’m delighted to be a stop on the blog tour for A WITCH COME TRUE, the fabulous finale to James Nicol’s THE APPRENTICE WITCH trilogy for a Q&A. If you haven’t read this gem of a series yet, here’s the summary of the final book: The war is over and Arianwyn has discovered the… Continue reading Blog Tour: A Q&A with James Nicol
With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess hopes to find some answers to her mysterious origins. But as she adjusts to… Continue reading Review: The Star-spun Web by Sinéad O’Hart
A question I get asked a lot, and ask a lot. It’s a simple one, that requires almost no in-depth thinking, and takes a couple of seconds at most to ask. It’s a question that can conceal so much and reveal long kept secrets. It’s one that checks in on something, tells them you care,… Continue reading you alright?