Book Review: The Winter Garden

Welcome to the Winter Garden. Open only at 13 o’clock.
You are invited to enter an unusual competition.
I am looking for the most magical, spectacular, remarkable pleasure garden this world has to offer.

On the night her mother dies, 8-year-old Beatrice receives an invitation to the mysterious Winter Garden. A place of wonder and magic, filled with all manner of strange and spectacular flora and fauna, the garden is her solace every night for seven days. But when the garden disappears, and no one believes her story, Beatrice is left to wonder if it were truly real.

Book Review: The Raven Heir

Book Review: The Raven Heir The Raven Heir Written by Stephanie Burgis 272 pages Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books Publication date: 5th August 2021 Summary (from Goodreads): A set of magical triplets, two warring dynasties, and a broken crown waiting for its rightful owner… Deep within an enchanted forest lies a castle where a set…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea

Waiting on Wednesday: The Starless Sea The Starless Sea Written by Erin Morgenstern 512 pages Published by Doubleday Books Publication date: 5th November 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and…

An Evening with Catherine Doyle

An Evening with Catherine Doyle I was lucky enough to attend the book launch for Catherine Doyle’s new book, The Storm Keeper’s Island at Waterstones Piccadilly on Tuesday 3rd July. It was a brilliant evening, but July has been a crazy month so it has taken me this long to write it up! The Storm…

Book Extract: The Storm Keeper’s Island

Read on for your extract of the Waterstones book of the month for July 2018! The prologue and the first two chapters are included below – I guarantee that you will be enthralled – and would recommend buying the book first so you don’t have to suffer the frustration of waiting to read the rest……

Author Interview: Catherine Doyle

Author Interview: Catherine Doyle I am super excited to welcome Catherine to my blog today. I read an e-ARC of  The Storm-keeper’s Island (published yesterday and Waterstones book of the month for July) a few months ago and adored it. Thank you so much for agreeing to answer some questions Catherine! Can you tell me…

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…