As a children's bookseller (and now trainee teacher!) I'm always keeping one eye out for accessible books. I've talked before about Barrington Stoke and how they're making literature available for dyslexic and reluctant readers so it's fantastic to see Hachette do the same! New from Jane Elson, comes an inspiring story of a boy and … Continue reading Blog Tour: Storm Horse by Jane Elson
Blurb: Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in his diverse art school, because of a biased system he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. 'Boys just being boys' turns out to only be true when those boys are … Continue reading Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human he doesn't know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn't have even imagined MUD. Luckily he's got Jilly, … Continue reading Review: News Hounds: The Puppy Problem by Laura James
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Dog lost in space? Grown an extra head and don't know why? Pocket money stolen by a green blob? You need the Space Detectives! Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically … Continue reading Review: Space Detectives by Mark Powers
If you’re in the market for a twisty bit of summer reading, look no further! Take a step into the Mirrorland in this chilling thriller and uncover the secrets that have been long buried... Huge thanks, as always, go to Dave at The Write Reads for the opportunity to be part of this particularly exciting #UltimateBlogTour! Blurb: No. … Continue reading Blog Tour: Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone!
Blurb: Feyre will bring vengeance. She has left the Night Court - and her High Lord - and is playing a deadly game of deceit. Her former lover Tamlin is making deals with Feyre's enemies and she is determined to uncover his plans. But can she make him believe she has come back to him when … Continue reading Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
I was sent a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Three little people, no bigger than your hand, wake up from their winter sleep in the hollow trunk of an old ash tree. Moss, Burnet and Cumulus usually love spring, but their joy turns to worry when they discover that … Continue reading Review: By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison
Blurb: Best friends Evie, Krista and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They're regular girls, making their way on the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating and making rent. Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well... gorgeous. Like, supermodel, drop-dead, beautiful. Who could … Continue reading Review: The Regulars by Georgia Clark
If you're a YA contemporary romance fan, there's no doubt that you know exactly who Nicola Yoon is. When I saw the opportunity to get my hands on this book a little early, I jumped at it full of excitement, and it most certainly didn't disappoint! Here are my thoughts on Yoon's new novel, Instructions … Continue reading Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon!
Blurb: The world has ended in nuclear war. You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel. You wait, you survive. Then you find the body. One of your number has blood on their hands. The race is on to find the killer… before the killer finds you. — Title: The Last Author: Hanna Jameson … Continue reading Review: The Last by Hanna Jameson