Book Review: The Last Paper Crane

Book Review: The Last Paper Crane   The Last Paper Crane Written by Kerry Drewery Illustrated by Natsko Seki pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: April 2020 Summary (from Goodreads):   Quote First impressions: Review Quote What I liked: Even better if: How you could use it in your classroom: What did other…

Book Review: The Great Revolt

Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people.

Book Review: Terraformer (+ Giveaway!)

Book Review: Terraformer Terraformer Written by Colleen Houck 536 pages Published by Trident Media Group Publication date: 12th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A new dystopian sci-fi YA series from the New York Times bestselling author Colleen Houck Warning all Astronauts: COLONY BOUNDARY WARNING! PERMISSION TO ENTER ALIEN FOREST IS REQUIRED NOTE: NO RESCUE ATTEMPTS WILL BE…

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Deeplight

Book Spotlight: Deeplight   Deeplight Written by Frances Hardinge Cover art by Aitch 416 pages Published by Pan Macmillan and Amulet Books (Abram) Publication date: 31st October 2019 (UK) ; 14th April 2020 (USA) Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure The gods are dead. Decades…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Notorious Virtues

Waiting on Wednesday: The Notorious Virtues   The Notorious Virtues Written by Alwyn Hamilton 368 pages Published by Faber & Faber Publication date: 18th August 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A glamorous media darling, a surprise heiress, and the magical competition of a lifetime. At sixteen, Honora “Nora” Holtzfall is the daughter of the most powerful…

Mini-Reviews: Strange Houses

Mini-Reviews: Strange Houses   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts…

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Waiting on Wednesday: Girl, Serpent, Thorn Girl, Serpent, Thorn Written by Melissa Bashardoust 336 pages Published by Flatiron Books Publication date: 7th July 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse……

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose   The Circus Rose Written by Betsy Cornwell 304 pages Published by Clarion Books Publication date: 16th June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): From a  New York Times  bestselling author, a queer retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red” in which teenage twins battle evil religious extremists to save their loves…

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness

Library Loot: Nature Run Wild and Eco-Awareness   A Planet Full of Plastic  by Neal Layton Everything is made of stuff. Some things are made of paper, like this book. And some things are made of PLASTIC. If you look around you, plastic is everywhere. Even in places where it’s not meant to be. If it drops…

Book Review: Break the Fall

Book Review: Break the Fall Break the Fall Written by Jennifer Iacopelli Published by Hodder Children’s Books 400 pages Publication date: 20th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): “This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed.”…

Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm

Waiting on Wednesday: Seasons of the Storm Seasons of the Storm Written by Elle Cosimano 480 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 23rd June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die. Jack chose to live,…