Night Speakers: Sleepless

This is the first Ali Sparkes book I’ve read and after this I will definitely be looking for more. In Sleepless three children from different backgrounds are waking up at the same time each night, 1:34am, with no knowledge of what’s causing it, and eventually discover each other. This is not the only thing they Read More …

Who Let The Gods Out

In this debut novel by Maz Evans we find Elliot caring for his mum who has an undisclosed mental health problem, and finding it hard to balance everything, well after all he is only 11. When Venus (yes, the constellation) comes down to complete a job that she really isn’t qualified, things take a turn, Read More …

Scythe

Scythe is set not far into our(?) future where death has been conquered. Want to look and feel 21? Get your body clock set so you are physically younger than your grandchildren. Science and society has progressed to such a stage that there are no famines or diseases, massive injuries can be healed, small injuries Read More …

Isle Of Blood And Stone

A land devastated by betrayal, full of intrigue and beset by sea serpents. Isle of Blood and Stone has been one of my favourite recent reads. It is set in a low-fantasy setting with ghosts and sea serpents with as flavour of the Spanish main. A mystery has to be solved and it falls to Read More …

Ghost Boys

Another book I read a while back and am just getting around to reviewing. Jerome is 12, Jerome is black, Jerome is shot dead by police whilst playing with a toy gun. The story then continues of what happened up to and including where Jerome is murdered, but it also goes past as Jerome is Read More …

In The Mouth Of The Wolf

I know it’s been a while since my words worked well in writing but it’s time to start putting my reviews out there once more. I read this about a month ago now and have been looking forward to it coming out so I could recommend it to more people. This story follows the life Read More …

#BanterWithBooksellers

So a thing just happened on Thursday past, a group of booksellers (predominantly Waterstones) just had a great little chat and have decided to do this every week on a Thursday at 9pm until the last leaves. Just chatting about books, proofs, fave reads, authors and other fun things of the job, so if you’re Read More …

Book Buddy

At the start of February Maz Evans (@MaryAliceEvans – tha author of the wonderful Who Let The Gods Out series) started the #BookBuddy hashtag on Twitter in response to a deplorable lack of funding for books and libraries in schools, Schools’ budgets are under unprecedented pressure, meaning that many schools are struggling to afford basic Read More …

List Of Phobias

Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing. Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching. Acerophobia- Fear of sourness. Achluophobia- Fear of darkness. Acousticophobia- Fear of noise. Acrophobia- Fear of heights. Aerophobia- Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances. Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places. Aeronausiphobia- Fear of vomiting secondary to Read More …

TBR

I really seem to have let my TBR pile get out of control! These three shelves aren’t them all, I still have a pile of classics and others shelved properly rather than piled up (oh and a plastic storage case in the shed full of children’s books). I have to focus once more on reading Read More …