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,…

Blog Tour: Hidden Colours

Hidden Colours Written by Nillu Nasser 315 pages Published by Evolved Publishing Publication date: 3rd December 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): *In a city that thrills like a kaleidoscope, refugees struggle to rebuild the rubble of their lives.* Each evening, nestled in Berlin’s Treptower Park, the immigrant circus comes to life. Ellie is passionate about the…

Book Blog Tour: Me Mam. Me Dad. Me.

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. Written by Malcolm Duffy 320 pages Published by Zephyr Publication date: 5th April 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Humorous and heartbreaking debut novel with the fresh, funny, honest voice of a 14-year-old Geordie lad recounting the trials and tribulations of family life and finding first love. Danny’s mam has a new…

Art inspired by Victor Dixen’s Ascension series

Ascension Blog Tour: Victor Dixen chooses his favourite fanart!       Recently I was lucky enough to win a copy of the first book in the Phobos series, Ascension, from Readers First. Advertised as ‘Love Island in Space’ I was unsure how much I would enjoy it, but ended up loving it! See my…

Book Review and Author Interview: Jaclyn and the Beanstalk by Mary Ting

Jaclyn and The Beanstalk Written by Mary Ting 276 pages Published by Vesuvian Books Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): What fate awaits a girl who hears monsters at night… Sixteen-year-old Jaclyn looks up to her father. An honest man who once fought for the king, he now teaches Jaclyn how to use…

Book Review: #GalaxyGirl (+Giveaway!)

#GalaxyGirl Written by Bev Smith 250 pages Published by ACS Books Publication date: 29th November 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Twelve-year-old Esme’s best friend is an alien called Stella. When Stella returns to Planet Kratos, Esme – fed up with her mum’s new boyfriend – stows away on the spaceship. So begins Esme’s adventure into a…