I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Leipzig, 1930s Germany. Hetty Heinrich is a perfect German child. Her father is an SS officer, her brother in the Luftwaffe, herself a member of the BDM. She believes resolutely in her country, and the man who runs it. Until … Continue reading Review: People Like Us by Louise Fein
If you've been following the blog, or my social media, for a while, you'll probably know all about the intense love that I have for the Once series by Morris Gleitzman. These are books that I'll recommend to anyone without a moment's hesitation and will take any opportunity to talk about them (so here's me … Continue reading Why You Should Read Once!
Blurb: Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look? There are no monsters any more, or so the children in the city of Lucille have been taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their lives. But when Jam meets Pet she begins to … Continue reading Review: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
If there's one thing I've missed through quarantine, it's not being able to keep as up to date with exciting new releases as I usually do. However, good fortune struck and I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of the brand new Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant and am here to share … Continue reading Blog Tour: Finders, Keepers by Sabine Durrant
Blurb: London, 1850. On a crowded street, the dollmaker Iris Whittle meets the artist Louis Frost. Louis is a Pre-Raphaelite painter who yearns to have his work displayed in the Royal Academy, and he is desperate for Iris to be his model. Iris agrees, on the condition that he teaches her to paint. Dreaming of freedom, … Continue reading Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Around this time last year, I was struggling with writer's block. It's the worst feeling when you really want to be able to put pen to paper but have no motivation or ideas to guide you. In an attempt to fight that and get back into writing, I thought I'd invest in a writing kit, … Continue reading Review: The Writer’s Toolbox!
Blurb: All aboard! You're holding a ticket to an incredible new mystery adventure.Harrison Beck and his Uncle Nat are enjoying the final journey of the Highland Falcon, Britain's most famous steam train. But when a precious jewel goes missing, Harrison and his new friend Lenny find themselves at the centre of the investigation. Can they solve … Continue reading Review: The Highland Falcon Thief by M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman
With the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the world, most of us experienced some form of quarantine or isolation. Here in England, our quarantine began in March and has recently begun to lift in June - that's a lot of time to fill! As someone who wasn't able to work from home and was therefore … Continue reading What I Read During Quarantine!
As a serious planner, I love spending time before I start writing building up my world and characters. Personally, I find that it helps me follow a path without worrying about coming up with ideas on the fly. Maybe it's the history graduate in me but, part of this is researching some aspects of my … Continue reading Researching for your WIP!
Blurb: When her father dies just before her eighteenth birthday, Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles can transform into birds. Aderyn's ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not been able to transform for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother. Aderyn must venture … Continue reading Review: A Throne of Swans by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr