Book Review: Ascension

Ascension (Phobos Sequence 1 ) Written by Victor Dixen Translated by Daniel Hahn 488 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 28th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘This thrilling space odyssey will keep you turning pages late into the night.’ C. J. Daugherty, author of NIGHT SCHOOL Six girls, six boys. Each in the…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 4

Green Books Stack, Part 4 How many green books do you have on your shelves? This was the second-hardest colour to gather for me (the hardest was pink!) Check out the Red, Orange and Yellow piles by clicking on those colours. Check out the Part 1, 2 and 3 of the Green stack by clicking…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 3

I’m continuing my mini bookshelf tour with some more green books! See other colours here (Red, Orange, Yellow) Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones When Andrew Hope’s magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson who spent much of his childhood at the house. Into this mix comes young Aidan Cain,…

May Round-Up

May Round-Up May has been an incredibly busy month, like every month before it seems! I have attended a few bookish events, including the London book launch for Louise O’Neill’s The Surface Breaks, a YA Fantasy Panel with Sally Green, Taran Matharu, David Owen and Alice Broadway and Oliver Jeffers at the V&A. I gained…

Book Review: Stuck

Stuck Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers 32 pages Published by Harper Collins Children’s Books Publication date: 26th April 2012 Summary (from Goodreads): From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller–a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite! When Floyd’s kite…

Oliver Jeffers at the V&A

Oliver Jeffers at the V&A I was lucky enough to attend an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) on Saturday 26th May, where Oliver Jeffers talked about his journey to becoming an illustrator and writer. Before his talk, he signed books at Waterstones in Walthamstow. I am a massive fan of Oliver Jeffers’…

An Interview with Kristen Ciccarelli

Originally posted on The Roaring Bookworm:
The debut author of this years’ summer fantasy must-read (and first of the Iskari Trilogy), The Last Namsara, Kristen Ciccarelli has definitely made her mark on the YA fiction scene. Growing up in Pennsylvannia, she channelled her love of making up and telling stories into writing growing up on…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 2

Green Books Part 2 Continuing the Book Rainbow with some more green books – check out Part 1 here. Look at the Red, Orange or Yellow book pile. Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca Gypsies have always intrigued and fascinated – partly because of their mysterious origins, and partly because of the romance of nomadism….

Interview with Maddie Frost!

Originally posted on Read. Learn. Repeat.:
Maddie is an author-illustrator from New England and living outside of Boston. She has illustrated many different picture books including her own books, Once Upon a Zzzz, Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove, and “Wakey Birds (2019).” You can read more about Once Upon a Zzzz in my post on…

Would you rather…? (Bookworm edition)

I saw this over on Jenn, Eden and Caitlynn’s blog at Thriceread and the original quiz is from Buzzfeed. I thought that this looked like a lot of fun so I wanted to give it a go! 1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them? I have lost…

Book rainbow: Green Books Part 1

Book Rainbow: Green Books (Part 1) Continuing with the bookshelf tour with my stack of green books – check out red, orange and yellow books by clicking on each colour. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales,  illustrated by Arthur Rackham Originally titled Children’s and Household Tales, The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales contains the essential bedtime stories…

Six for Sunday: Questions for Authors

Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday,  created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week  is questions that you have for authors. I always have a lot of questions for authors, namely, ‘How are you so awesome?’ Generally, my questions are specific to that author or their particular book…