Hello, I’m back with another round up of my quarantine reads. We have now reached the end of our isolation and can now go on one state-mandated walk per day!!!! (YAY) I’ve recently decided to take a little break from PhD work for a couple of days and have subsequently read quite a lot (also… Continue reading Quarantine Reads #2: LOL-fails, immersive fantasy + a harrowing tale
Hello everyone! I’m sure by now you’ve heard of COVID-19 and are more likely than not changing your everyday life to try and stem the tide of the virus and keep as many people healthy as is possible. I for one am currently in isolation. My fiancé came down with symptoms of corona and as… Continue reading Quarantine Reads #1: Historical Non-Fic, Middle Grade Mystery AND THE CUTEST FICTIONAL DOG!
This was the PERFECT read to get me out of my post-election huff–it’s a charmingly written book with fantastic mythology that also speaks movingly about environmental issues. An epic adventure with big feet and an even bigger heart! Ella is in the Himalayas with her uncle searching for yeti. But what seems like the adventure… Continue reading Review: The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason
It’s a lofty notion, I know. The general rule is that the original is always the best. But there’s just something special about settling back into a story you know and love, and seeing your favourite characters off on more adventures. Recently I’ve been able to do just that, and it was wonderful. 1 //… Continue reading 3 middle grade sequels even better than the first book
Hello! It feels like ages since I’ve written a book review, and as I adored/loved/am-still-reeling from this book, I thought I’d record my thoughts on it. Wildspark is the second novel by the wonderful Vashti Hardy. A year after the death of her older brother, Prue Haywood’s family is still shattered by grief. But everything… Continue reading Review: Wildspark by Vashti Hardy
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
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