500 Word Short Story

FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M

We used to camp in Wales, but we won’t be going back anytime soon, not after what happened to a kid called Alexander and some of his friends. Alexander was ten at the time and so were his friends. They were sitting on a log by the fire, roasting marshmallows while their dads were drinking… Continue reading FICTION 500 Words: The Thing In The Swing by James M

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

- Short Review - Alex is being bullied at school by his former best friend, Freddie.  His Mum and Dad have split up and he lives with his father but he's so busy with work that he barely notices that Alex is there.  Everything is okay though as he still has his magic.  When he… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Fire Maker by Guy Jones

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

Short Review Ylva (pronounced Eel-va) is an orphaned Dane.  Her mother has been killed by a three-fingered man and, as a proud Viking, she needs to avenge her murder.  In a bleak Northumbrian landscape we follow her journey of survival and vengeance - but who should she trust and is everything as it seems?  With… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: She Wolf by Dan Smith

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Jessica Stone is a well-known actress who played Princess Amara in Starfield; a popular fantasy film. Recently her character was killed. She is now attending a Fandom Convention and hates every minute. Jess is waiting to break away and become a real actress worthy of an Oscar. Imogen Lovelace though, is about to change all… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

- Short Review - I love that Chicken House put a three word description on the rear cover of their books, what they have chosen for "The Great Animal Escapade" does pretty much sum it up - Thrilling Animal Adventure.   Following on from "The Elephant Thief" this tells a story at Belle Vue Zoo. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley

A 'normal suburban' family or so it would appear....until one day Dad admits an affair with a eighteen year old student at his school, over a Chicken Kiev dinner. Mum then has a meltdown, shoplifting and setting fire to family photos in a saucepan in the living room at 3 in the morning, then ending… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Notes On My Family by Emily Critchley

Book Review, Uncategorized

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

- Short Review - The Extinction Trials: Rebel is a fabulous end to the franchise, as Wilson delves deep into the dystopian locker to bring us a world on the brink of collapse and which threatens to take the last hope for mankind with it. The stage has dramatically set in the first couple of chapters… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson