Author insight: A Spark of White Fire Deleted Scene

Today, I am lucky enough to be hosting a guest post from Sangu Mandanna, showcasing a deleted scene from the exciting, mythology-inspired A Spark of White Fire. A Spark of White Fire Written by Sangu Mandanna 400 pages Published by Sky Pony Press Publication date: 11th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): In a universe of…

Waiting on Wednesday: Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl Written by Yoon Ha Lee 304 pages Published by: Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Book Group) Publication date: 15th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To…

Waiting on Wednesday: Fierce Fairytales

Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul Written by Nikita Gill 176 pages Published by Hachette Books Publication date: 11th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women. Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves Written by Roshani Chokshi 464 pages Published by Wednesday Books/ St Martin’s Press Publication date: 15th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power,…

Book Review: Mirage (+Giveaway!)

Mirage Written by Somaiya Daud 320 pages Published by Flatiron Books Publication date: 28th August 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): “Mirage is full of characters who feel like they existed long before the story began, and a rich world that is as beautiful as it is cruel. Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.”…

Book Review: Power to the Princess

Power to the Princess Written by Vita Weinstein Murrow Illustrated by Julia Bereciartu 96 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (Quarto) Publication date: 6th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): In this stunning anthology, 15 favorite fairy tales have been retold for a new generation. These princesses are smart, funny, and kind, and can do anything they…

Library Loot: Mysteries, Paris and Hope

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time…

Book Review: Sanctuary (+Giveaway!

Sanctuary Written by Caryn Lix 480 pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday! The theme for this week is Books that made me want to shout. I have chosen this to interpret this as books that I have wanted to shout about, to share their message because I think it is…

Waiting on Wednesday: Empress of All Seasons

Empress of All Seasons Written by Emiko Jean 384 pages Published by HMH Children’s Book Group Publication date: 6th November 2018 Genre: YA, Fantasy Summary (from Goodreads): In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me cry

S4S: Books that made me cry Oops, am a week late with this one as school has been so busy! I cry a lot at books and movies so this week was hard, not because of trying to think of six but trying to narrow i down to six…really, it might be easier to name…

Book Review: Running from the Sky

Running from the Sky Written by Amanda Malben 144 pages Published by Wrate’s Publishing Publication date: 30th May 2018 Summary (from Amazon): Three years into the civil war that has turned his country upside down, Sami’s home village in Syria is hit by a deadly bomb attack and he is forced to leave behind everything…