Waiting on Wednesday: The Sin Eater

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sin Eater   The Sin Eater Written by Megan Campisi 368 pages Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date: 23rd July 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): The Handmaid’s Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal…

Waiting on Wednesday: House of Dragons

Waiting on Wednesday: House of Dragons House of Dragons Written by Jessica Cluess 448 pages Published by Random House Books Publication date: 12th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer…

Book Review: Daughter of the Zel

Book Review: Daughter of the Zel Daughter of the Zel Written by Phoebe Ritter 191 pages Published by Publication date: Summary (from Goodreads): Raised on the border between Nevda and Zel, Efa has two certainties in life. Their country’s neighbours, the warlike Zel, are to be feared. Her touch will kill, so she can never…

Six for Sunday: Favourite Authors to Follow

Six for Sunday: Favourite Authors to Follow   I have missed so many of these already this year, which is a real shame as I really love the idea. Here are a few authors that I love following: Melinda Salisbury – she is political and hilarious, passionate about what she believes in and unapologetic about…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Foundling

Waiting on Wednesday: The Foundling The Foundling Written by Stacey Halls 400 pages Published by Bonnier Zaffre Publication date: 6th February 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): A mother’s love knows no bounds. . . London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn, Clara, at London’t Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter…

Unique words in other languages

Originally posted on Chrikaru Reads:
Unique words in other languages ? Some people call these ‘untranslatable’ words which is rarely true as everything can be translated, one way or another. However, it often teaches you something about a culture when they have a single word or phrase for a concept that may take a sentence…

Waiting on Wednesday: Break the Fall

Waiting on Wednesday: Break the Fall   Break the Fall Written by Jennifer Iacopelli 400 pages Published by Hodder Children’s 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…

Waiting on Wednesday: Wicked as You Wish

Waiting on Wednesday: Wicked as You Wish Wicked as You Wish Written by Rin Chupeco 432 pages Published by Sourcebooks Fire Publication date: 3rd March 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her…

7 truly creepy reads for kids this Hallowe’en

7 truly creepy reads for kids and teens this Hallowe’en   I have a low tolerance for horror, so I won’t be recommending anything here that is going to give your child nightmares, rather those books which give you a little bit of a chill down your spine without being really frightening. At this time…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taste of Rain

Waiting on Wednesday: The Taste of Rain The Taste of Rain Written by Monique Polak 224 pages Published by Orca Book Publishers Publication date: 3rd September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwendolyn has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years….