Interview

INTERVIEW: Maz Evans

Maz Evans Maz Evans' writing career began in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She has written for many national titles and is a regular pundit on The Jeremy Vine Show. After working as a creative writing lecturer, she founded Story Stew, an anarchic creative writing programme that has visited primary schools and literary festivals… Continue reading INTERVIEW: Maz Evans

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray

Sometimes, it takes more than one lifetime to put things right… After the death of her beloved grandpa, Ebony Smart’s world is turned upside down. Sent to Dublin to live with an aunt she didn’t know existed, she soon discovers that her new home, 23 Mercury Lane, is full of secrets. Short Review The Book… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Short Review The Girl of Ink & Stars from the outset is quite a remarkable and magical book. Kiran Millwood Hargrave has created something very special, interweaving a fable like quality to her writing which turns the ordinary into something quite extraordinary, and showcases her ability as a writer. With a story full of courage… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Short Review This is the first book in a fabulous series of books (another is shortly on its way). This series is perfect for young adults, for those who feel that they don't seem to fit in. It's a story of courage, of finding ones self in the world. Ransom deals with the themes of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials by S.M.Wilson

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trails - Short Review - The Extinction Trials is a rollercoaster ride into a dystopian world that has been ingeniously created by S.M. Wilson - it's so good one can't help but read it and fall in love with its cinematic brilliance. An all out action book that… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials by S.M.Wilson

Short Story Middle Grade

SHORT STORY: Pork Pie Superguy by Daniel Soule

Matt jumped thirty feet from one building to the next. The landing was textbook, putting him right in the middle of Magneto’s henchmen. Claws bared, shoulders set, head down, Matt got to work, kicking and punching and slashing with his bone claws. He even grabbed the biggest of the mutants by the arm and launched… Continue reading SHORT STORY: Pork Pie Superguy by Daniel Soule

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan

Blurb on the back cover: “Every hundred years, in the magical town of Knockmealldown, fairies known as the Good Folk join the villagers for a Great Festival. It’s a raucous, beautiful, enchanted celebration.     Well, it’s supposed to be.     Except every time the luckless Brian Nolan helps to organise the Great Festival it’s a disappointment. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Cloak of Feathers by Nigel Quinlan