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
Starting a new WIP can be a daunting prospect, especially when you can't seem to find any inspiration for the story you want to tell. Or maybe, like me, you want to write something but have no idea what. Here's a collection of writing prompts that might help to get the words flowing or give … Continue reading Writing Prompt Compilation!
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert. But in yet … Continue reading Review: Beyond Platform 13 by Sibeal Pounder and Eva Ibbotson
A year ago today, I lost my dad. It was sudden and unexpected and threw our family into a very strange and difficult time. You can read about my initial experience of grief in a previous post but I thought I'd do a little update concerning how things are after a year. Firstly, things definitely … Continue reading Grief: One Year On