Book Review: House Without Walls

Book Review: House Without Walls House Without Walls Written by Ching Yeung Russell ? pages Published by Yellow Jacket (Little Bee Books) Publication date: 4th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): For most people, home is a place with four walls. It’s a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of…

Mini-Reviews: McTavish the Dog

Mini-Reviews: McTavish the Dog When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Six for Sunday: Baddies who deserve their own story

Six for Sunday: Baddies who deserve their own story   Yet another tough prompt this week! I feel like so many villains have been getting their own stories told recently and I have been loving it! I have always adored fairytales and am a big fan of retellings, particularly from the ‘baddie’ s point of…

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming   I love my library, don’t you? Every week I get to discover both anticipated and unexpected new books to read and it’s all completely free! This week I have picked up a selection of reservations that I made based on books other people have recommended and a general…

Book Review: The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Book Review: The Longest Night of Charlie Noon The Longest Night of Charlie Noon Written by Christopher Edge 192 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 6th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): “If you go into the woods, Old Crony will get you.” Secrets, spies or maybe even a monster… What lies in the heart…

Book Review: Nocturna

Book Review: Nocturna Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) Written by Maya Montayne 480 pages Published by Hodder and Stoughton Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): 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…

Waiting on Wednesday: Sanctuary

Waiting on Wednesday: Sanctuary Sanctuary Written by V. V. James 320 pages Published by Gollancz (Orion) Publication date: 8th August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The small Connecticut town of Sanctuary is rocked by the death of its star quarterback. Daniel’s death looked like an accident, but everyone knows his ex-girlfriend Harper is the daughter of…

Books about Refugees

Books About Refugees   World Refugee Day is held on 20th June around the world. Today (11th June) is also Empathy Day. What better day to share this list? In the U.K. Refugee Week is held around this time in order to celebrate the contribution that refugees have made to the U.K. and to help…

Mini-Reviews: Mermaids

Mini-Reviews: Mermaids When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts to tell…

Six for Sunday: Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

Six for Sunday: Characters who deserve their own book   Oh my goodness, I thought that last week’s prompt was the toughest yet…and then I saw this prompt! This is hard! Here are a few characters who I think deserve their own book, or spin-off series: Mr Watanabe from Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn…

Library Loot: Dragons, Villains and Lost Property

Library Loot: Dragons, Villains and Lost Property I’ve been fairly restrained with my library loans this week, because I already have so many out that I need to read! However I couldn’t resist picking up Vicious and Vengeful when I spotted them (finally) back on the shelf in the science-fiction section. My reservations of Malamander…

Give the gift of reading with #WeReadBox – Kickstarter Launch

Give the gift of reading with #WeReadBox – Kickstarter Launch Two Dorset-based book lovers are launching a Kickstarter for a bi-monthly book subscription box aimed at 8-12 year olds – and anyone else who loves a good story. The box will launch in September 2019 with September and November’s boxes being exclusive to Kickstarter supporters. Following a successful…