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…

Book Review: The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket

The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket Written by Suzanne Lowe 100 pages Published by Silvergum Publishing Publication date: 1st October 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The first thrilling tale of adventure, friendship and discovery in the Pirate Princess series. Meet Lotty, the brave, young orphan whose life is about to change forever. When Lotty is…

Author Interview: S.A Patrick

Originally posted on Golden Books Girl:
Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to welcome S.A Patrick, author of the fanatstic A Darkness of Dragons, for an interview! Onto the post! 1. First, can you please describe what A Darkness of Dragons is about in 5 words or less? Pied Piper: The True Story 2. The…

Book Review: Straw into Gold

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun Written by Hilary McKay Illustrated by Sarah Gibb 288 pages Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date: 26th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): “Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales is a classic fairy-tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay’s imaginative retellings of key favourites, this ten-story collection includes the much-loved tales of…

Round-Up: Children’s books for Halloween.

Originally posted on Book Murmuration:
Witch Girl by Jan Eldredge Evangeline Clement is almost thirteen and there is no sign of her familiar. She’s afraid it will never come and she will turn out to be a middling with no magical powers. Magic has been handed through her family for generations and she spends her…

Witches, witches everywhere!

I love books about witches and, as a perusal of my childhood shelves recently revealed to me, I always have! I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is about witchcraft that appeals to me so strongly, but I think it must have something to do with my fascination with magic, the superstitions and folktales I was…

Six for Sunday: Books I wish I had as a teen

Six for Sunday: Books I Wish I had as a Teen   I’m cheating slightly with two of my choices because I did have them as a teenager and they had a big impact on me so I wanted to include them here. I wish that teen/ YA fiction was even a recognized section/ classification…

Library Loot: Outer Space, Winter and Magic

Library Loot: Outer Space, Winter and Magic What did I get from the library this week? Quite a few books this time, especially as some of my reservations have finally arrived! 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…

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: Books I want to reread

Six for Sunday: Books I want to reread The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet … Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time…

Waiting on Wednesday: A Witch Come True

A Witch Come True (The Apprentice Witch #3) Written by James Nicol ~350-400 pages Published by Chicken House Publication date: 7th March 2019 Summary (from Chicken House website): The war is over and Arianwyn has discovered the secret of the quiet glyphs, but her troubles are far from over. Her day-to-day work as Lull’s witch…

Library Loot: Dragons, Magic and Fairytales

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…