A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author. Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.… Continue reading Review: Tilly and the Book Wanderers (Pages&Co #1) by Anna James
ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN TO PARIS! It’s 1911, and the young detectives of TAYLOR & ROSE are turning their talents to ESPIONAGE. On a case for the mysterious SECRET SERVICE BUREAU, the daring MISS SOPHIE TAYLOR and MISS LILIAN ROSE must leave London for the boulevards and grand hotels of Paris. But DANGER lurks beneath… Continue reading Review: Peril in Paris by Katherine Woodfine
When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad’s garden, he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house – and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and… Continue reading Review: The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
I’m a middle grade novel aficionado. I love them. They are where my heart lies, in a literal and literary sense. I think they capture a really special moment in a person’s life, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop reading (or writing) them. Over the last month, I’ve read some AH-MAZING middle grade novels, so… Continue reading really really good middle grade books I’ve recently devoured.
Can this shocking new feeling be love, or is it electrickery? In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act. Not white, but not black enough to be truly exotic, her pet parrot who speaks four languages is a bigger draw than her. But Alex,… Continue reading Review: The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew
Hello and welcome to a gushy review. Today, I am going to be IMPLORING you to read M. G. Leonard’s fabulous ‘The Battle of the Beetles’ trilogy. You may have heard me talk about this trilogy before. In fact, I’ve reviewed both of the two previous books, BEETLE BOY, and BEETLE QUEEN. I loved the… Continue reading Why you’ve GOT TO READ The Battle of the Beetles trilogy.
Arianwyn Gribble is back! During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to… Continue reading Review: A Witch Alone by James Nicol
For my final stop on the 2017 Debut Authors Bash, a month long event that pairs bloggers and, you guessed it, debut authors together, I’m doing a review. Hosted by the lovely Nichole, there have been LOADS of awesome reviews, interviews and giveaways throughout December–so go check them out! “A Digger must not refuse a request from… Continue reading Review: The Gravedigger’s Son by Patrick Moody
Today it’s my pleasure to be a stop on the 2017 Debut Authors Bash, a month long event that pairs bloggers and, you guessed it, debut authors together to spread the love and joy of new books! Hosted by the lovely Nichole, there are LOADS of awesome reviews, interviews and giveaways throughout December–so go check… Continue reading Review: Under Locker and Key by Alison K. Hymas
Moxie girls fight back! Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes and hallway harassment. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules. Viv’s mom was a punk rock… Continue reading Review: Moxie by Jen Mathieu