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, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

- Short Review - Sarah Maria Griffin opens up ‘Spare and Found Parts’ with three rules: 1.) The sick in the Pale, the healed in the Pasture. 2.) Contribute, at all cost. 3.) All code is blasphemy. With these three rules Griffin has set up all the parts needed for a great Frankenstein/coming of age story.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Spare And Found Parts by Sarah Maria 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, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

- Short Review - Tuesdays Are Just As Bad is a fascinating book, from the vibrant eye catching cover through to the very last page, the book sucks you in and doesn’t let go. It’s a young adult book that explores and enables its readers to feel that they are not alone, that depression is not… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Tuesdays Are Just As Bad by Cethan Leahy

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

– Short Review – This book is a whirlwind – fast paced, gripping and building on the world that Ness so delicately nurtured in the first book 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' also reviewed here by STORGY KIDS. Todd’s world is changed forever when he makes a deal with the Devil Mayor Prentiss (President Prentiss)… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean

- Short Review - Mouse Bird Snake Wolf is one of the most beautifully constructed graphic novels I have ever had the opportunity to read. The story in itself is a wonderfully crafted delight, it's concept and execution by David Almond is masterful as you would expect, which highlights the impact of the story. The… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond illustrated by Dave McKean