Book Review, Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

This is a book which pulls no punches in its opening scenes and chapters. The reader is thrown into the thick of a complex world, with all the confusion and disorientation which goes along with that, but it certainly makes for an arresting, exciting read. The book opens with some of the main characters –… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Frostfire by Jamie Smith

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018

I have had the great pleasure this year of reading some of the finest children's fiction around. I've also dabbled in reading some classics too and with having two young children it has been a delight in discovering the next big series or book that I can put on the shelf and share with them… Continue reading BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery picks his best books of 2018

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- 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

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

- 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

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - From the award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’ comes her much anticipated follow up novel ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ and what a book it is. A kaleidoscopic depiction of a young girls struggles on the Island of Culion in 1906. An island that is both… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton

- Short Review - The Last Chance Hotel is a delightful page turner, I challenge anyone who reads it not to fall under Thornton's spell. The book reads as a simple who done it novel but the beauty of this book is the shear brilliance of its plot and the characters that are held within… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny

Short Review Tin is a coming of age story as we journey with a boy called Christopher who is trying to find his place in a world that he feels he doesn’t belong in. A story about discovering ones-self and realising that you can be happy with who you are no matter what others think… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tin by Padraig Kenny