- On the back of the book - What if nature fights back? Still in a daze, I take it all in: the wind, the leaden skies, the churning moody sea. And, far in the distance, a misty outline. Skelsay. Wilderness haven. Building-site. Luxury-retreat-to-be. And now, home. When her father’s construction work takes Em’s family… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Wilderness Wars by Barbara Henderson
- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
We had the great pleasure to interview S.A. Patrick about his new book 'A Darkness of Dragons' - which is a fabulous piece of fiction. Check out our review if you need some clarification! This book is going to explode onto the scene and help to prop up a generation of children and young people… Continue reading INTERVIEW: S.A. Patrick
- Short Review - A Darkness of Dragons is shear brilliance in children's fiction. I have not been this excited about a children's series of books since a pubescent wizard called Harry Potter first leapt onto the scene. Usborne have unearthed a fabulous author and book that is a real game changer - S.A. Patrick's… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick
The story builds beautifully. The tension creeps up on you like a shadow with a knife. The ending ties together cleverly in a way I don't want to spoil for you but really hope you read. It is a masterclass in storytelling, like a scary story around a campfire that you just don't want to turn away from, even though it's giving you the heebie-jeebies. And Robert Swindells won the Children's Book Award for it.
- Short Review - Russell Brand steps up to the plate in his tale of The Pied Piper and literally blows up the scene with his intelligent and whimsical language that is so often associate with him, this book is a shear delight. I purchased myself a hardcover copy recently at Hay Festival - being… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Russell Brand
- Short Review - Payback in essence is a retelling of Robin Hood with a modern day twist, it could be a sign of things to come as young people start to battle against the powers that be and the injustice in the world. M.A. Griffin delivers a timely political thriller for the young adult… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin