Waiting on Wednesday: Once Upon A River

Waiting on Wednesday: Once Upon A River Once Upon a River Written by Diane Setterfield 480 pages Published by Doubleday Publication date: 17th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured…

Book Review: White Feather

White Feather Written by Catherine and David Mac Phail 87 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The war is won but for Tony there is little to celebrate. His brother never returned from no man’s land and has died not as a hero but executed as a coward….

Six for Sunday: Favourite series/trilogies

Six for Sunday: Favourite series/ trilogies This is a cruel prompt this week – only choose six series or trilogies that are favourites?! Six?! This is tough! Could you narrow down your favourites to just six? I have gone for a few which are longstanding favourites, as well as several that you will have heard…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Familiars

The Familiars Written by Stacey Halls 432 pages Published by Bonnier Zaffre Publication date: 7th February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The most spellbinding debut novel of 2019 Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her…

Book Review: Fawkes (+ Giveaway!)

Fawkes Written by Nadine Brandes 448 pages Published by Thomas Nelson (Harper Collins) Publication date: 10th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England. Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars…

Author Interview: Nadine Brandes (+Giveaway!)

Author Interview: Nadine Brandes Today I am lucky enough to be joined on the blog by the lovely Nadine Brandes, author of the historical fantasy novel inspired by the Gunpowder Plot, Fawkes. Find out more about the book below: Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to…

Library Loot: Feminism, Folklore and Body Positivity

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: Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver Written by Naomi Novik 480 pages Published by Macmillan Publication date: 12th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family…

Book Review: Time School

Time School Written by Nikki Young 112 pages Published by Troubadour Publishing Publication date: 28th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A power cut and a series of mini disasters means friends, Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash barely make it to the station to catch their train to school. What they find is a far cry…

Author Interview: Nikki Young

Author Interview: Nikki Young Today I am lucky enough to have the author Nikki Young on the blog. Nikki is a writer and lover of stories and ‘The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants’ is her first book. Nikki credits her lively imagination to an amazing childhood, growing up in Yorkshire and living in a cul-de-sac…

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…