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

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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

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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

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BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The second book in the Witchlands Trilogy - this follows on two weeks after the finale of Truthwitch.  A piece of fantasy fiction involving "witches" who all have individual powers.  As the title suggests, this instalment focuses on the Windwitch, Prince Merik, and his sister Vivia who are battling to save… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The first of a trilogy this is witchcraft but not in the traditional sense of casting spells around a cauldron.  More of a fantasy novel, the story follows the travels of Safi and Iseult a pair of Threadsisters.  Each has their own individual power but together their destiny is greater than… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

- Short Review - Monsters of Men is a conclusion of an epic trilogy, one that I firmly believe that everyone should read, both young readers and older readers, it's an astonishingly brilliant story which speaks as much of our times as it does of the world and times of which Ness has painstakingly brought… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

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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