Book Review: Black Water

Book Review: Black Water   Black Water Written by Barbara Henderson 88 pages Published by Cranachan Publishing Publication date: 31st October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Sink or swim to survive Solway’s black water… Down by the coast, black water swirls and hides its secrets. Dumfries, 1792. Henry may only be twelve, but he has already…

Book Review: Invisible in a Bright Light

Book Review: Invisible in a Bright Light   Invisible in a Bright Light Written by Sally Gardner 320 pages Published by Head of Zeus Publication date: 14th October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): From I, Coriander to Invisible in a Bright Light, Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of…

Book Review: A Treason of Thorns

Book Review: A Treason of Thorns A Treason of Thorns Written by Laura E. Weymouth 352 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 10th September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s magic…

Book Review: My Fate According to the Butterfly

Book Review: My Fate According to the Butterfly   My Fate According to the Butterfly Written by Gail D. Villanueva 240 pages Published by Scholastic Press Publication date: 30th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Light and deep, smart and funny, crushing and hopeful all at the same time, My Fate According to the Butterfly will…

Book Review: Spin the Dawn

Book Review: Spin the Dawn Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Written by Elizabeth Lim 400 pages Published by Knopf Publication date: 9th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial…

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…

Book Review: Romanov (+Giveaway!)

Book Review: Romanov Romanov Written by Nadine Brandes 352 pages Published by Thomas Nelson/ Harper Collins Publication date: 7th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of Fawkes comes a magical take on the story of Anastasia Romanov. The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it. Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov…

Book Review: Crown of Feathers

Book Review: Crown of Feathers Crown of Feathers Written by Nicki Pau Prieto 496 pages Published by Ink Road Books Publication date: 25th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): I had a sister, once… In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared…

Book Review: Summer Bird Blue

Book Review: Summer Bird Blue Summer Bird Blue Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman 384 pages Published by Ink Road Books Publication date: 4th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is…

Book Review: The Antidote (+ Giveaway!)

Book Review: The Antidote The Antidote Written by Shelley Sackier 368 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 5th February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of…

Book Review: The Hairy Hand

Book Review: The Hairy Hand The Hairy Hand Written by Robin Bennett 203 pages Published by Monster Books Publication date: 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): With great power at the end of your fingers comes great trouble. Septimus feels out-of-place in his village, where everyone else his age is called Garp, Darg, Smerg or Blaarg. Good,…