Six for Sunday: 2019 Books I’m excited for

Six for Sunday: 2019 Books I’m excited for The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle Fionn Boyle has been Storm Keeper of Arranmore for less than six months when thousands of terrifying Soulstalkers arrive on the island. The empty-eyed followers of the dreaded sorceress, Morrigan have come to raise their leader and Fionn is powerless…

Book Review: The Wise and the Wicked

Book Review: The Wise and the Wicked The Wise and the Wicked Written by Rebecca Podos 368 pages Published by HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray Publication date: 28th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities…

Library Loot: Independence, Love and Being Different

Library Loot: Independence, Love and Being Different Oh My Gods by Alexandra Shepherd Life as a half-mortal teenager should be epic. But, for Helen Thomas, it’s tragic. She’s just moved in with her dorky dad and self-absorbed older siblings – who happen to be the ancient Greek gods, living incognito in London! Between keeping her…

Waiting on Wednesday: Containment

Waiting on Wednesday: Containment Containment (Sanctuary Series Book #2) Written by Caryn Lix 496 pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 6th August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): They may have escaped Sanctuary, but Kenzie and her friends are far from safe. Ex-Omnistellar prison guard Kenzie and her superpowered friends barely made it off Sanctuary alive….

Book Review: Perfectly Preventable Deaths

Book Review: Perfectly Preventable Deaths Perfectly Preventable Deaths Written by Deirdre Sullivan 304 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 30th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Everyone in Ballyfran has a secret, and that is what binds them together… Fifteen-year-old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfran, a strange isolated…

Six for Sunday: 2019 Books I Want to Read

Six for Sunday: 2019 Books I Want to Read Nocturna by Maya Montayne Set in a Latinx-inspired world, a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince must team up to defeat a powerful evil they accidentally unleashed. To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and…

Library Loot: Magic, Memory and Climate Change

Library Loot: Magic, Memory and Climate Change   How to Bee by Bren MacDibble Peony lives with her sister and grandfather on a fruit farm outside the city. In a world where real bees are extinct, the quickest, bravest kids climb the fruit trees and pollinate the flowers by hand. Will Peony’s grit and quick…

5 things I’ve learnt from a year of blogging

5 things I’ve learnt from a year (and a bit!) of blogging I started blogging just over a year and  half ago, after thinking about it for a long time. In university we had to create a blog with classmates for an assignment, so I decided to bite the bullet and create my own blog…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Princess who Flew with Dragons

Waiting on Wednesday: The Princess Who Flew With Dragons The Princess Who Flew With Dragons (Tales of the Chocolate Heart #3) Written by Stephanie Burgis 256 pages Published by Bloomsbury Publication date: 8th August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Sofia isn’t the crown princess – that’s her perfect big sister, Katrin. Sofia is the other one….

Book Review: Herstory

Book Review: Herstory Herstory: 50 women and girl who shook the world Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Sarah Walsh 112 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Instead of just studying history, let’s think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50…

Six for Sunday: 2018 Books I Need to Reread

Six for Sunday: 2018 Books I Need to Reread The Boneless Mercies by Genevieve Tucholke They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke … Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are Boneless Mercies – death-traders, hired to kill…

Library Loot: Family, Dreams and Secret Agents

Library Loot: Family, Dreams and Secret Agents Viper by Bex Hogan Marianne has been training to be the Viper for her entire life – to serve and protect the King and the citizens of The Twelve Isles – but to become the Viper and protect the islands she loves she must find the strength to…