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
Hi, my name is Laura, I’m 25 years old and I LOVE reading middle grade books. They occupy a special place in my heart, and in bookshops and libraries alike I am irrevocably drawn to that colourful section where middle grade is housed. I think part of the reason why I adore this age categorisation… Continue reading Why I Read Middle Grade as an Adult
Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters — and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea. On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome… Continue reading Review: The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins
Hello again. I’ve been gone for a good couple of weeks again. I’m sorry–I really am trying to be a more consistent blogger. Unfortunately, I’ve been really ill. Like went-to-hospital-twice ill. Yup. It sucked. I’m currently on a week of bedrest, and trying not to work (I’m a bit of a workaholic), so instead I’m having fun… Continue reading The Currently Reading Book Tag
Mila and her sisters live with their brother Oskar in a small forest cabin in the snow. One night, a fur-clad stranger arrives seeking shelter for himself and his men. But by the next morning, they’ve gone – taking Oskar with them. Fearful for his safety, Mila and her sisters set out to bring Oskar… Continue reading Review: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for book merch. I LOVE a good literary t-shirt, or brooch or bookmark. Anything that celebrates bookish-ness is a plus in my book, and I also love the fact that I can show my reader pride out and about. Here are a few of my favourite pieces 1 //… Continue reading Book Merch Recommendations
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.