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…

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…

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…

Waiting on Wednesday: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon

Waiting on Wednesday: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon Stronger than a Bronze Dragon Written by Mary Fan 384 pages Published by Page Street Kids Publication date: 11th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads🙂 When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as…

Six for Sunday: Books I want to be written

Six for Sunday: Books I want to be written I think that this might be the toughest prompt yet! I have heard it said that, if you want to read a book that hasn’t yet been written, then you should write it yourself. If only I had the skills! The first few I thought of…

Library Loot: Society, Magic and Warriors

Library Loot: Society, Magic and Warriors This week has been half-term so I have been to my local library twice and the library in the next town across once…what can I say? I love my libraries! My local librarians commented on how ‘active’ I have been with making reservations…so many great books that I need…

Waiting on Wednesday: House of Salt and Sorrows

Waiting on Wednesday: House of Salt and Sorrows House of Salt and Sorrows Written by Erin A. Craig 416 pages Published by Delacorte Publication date: 6th August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her…

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…

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….