March Books To Review

Welcome to April, so it must be time to make my list of shame. The books I’ve read in the past month that I still have to review. Scythe by Neal Shusterman In The Mouth of the Wolf by Michael Morpurgo and Barroux Sleepless by Ali Sparkes Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes Wed Wabbit Read More …

Big Foot And Little Foot

This is the story of Hugo and Boone, a story of friendhip and adventure. Hugo is a Sasquatch and Boone is a Human and the two were never meant to meet, fear of discovery keeping Sasquatch society hidden as they think that humans will either want to capture or kill them. Hugo wants adventure and Read More …

Q&A For A Bookseller

As some of you may have gathered I work at Waterstones in Darlington and the children’s section is where you will find me most of the time. Part of my job is to welcome and talk to various school groups when they vists and as part of World Book Day 2018 Corporation Road School was Read More …

To Kill A Kingdom

Follow Lira and Elian in a adventure through Alexandra Christo’s fully-developed fantasy world which is based on a lot of different fairy tales and myths but does seem to loan heavily from Greek mythology. There is also the romance where the participants are from either side of the battle, so has a little feeling of Read More …

Kid Normal And The Rogue Heroes

We follow Murph, Hilda, Nellie, Mary and Billy in the continuing adventures of the Super Zeroes against an even greater danger than that wasp guy, you know the one. Another well written and funny book by Greg James and Chris Smith showing that heroes don’t need superpowers to be true heroes, and friends. The action Read More …

Book Blog Newbie Tag

Why did you start this blog? Initially it was a catch-all blog for general blogging, everything and the kitchen sink found itself coming into here and it was extremely disorganised, then I started a quarterly for speculative fiction and that had to go as circumstances changed and others pulled out (though I would love to Read More …

Murder Is Bad Manners

Just before Christmas we found out that Robin Stevens was coming to one of our local schools to talk to the pupils about her books and writing mysteries, have to say I jumped at the chance to organise something to support the schools librarian and the school (but also to meet Robin šŸ˜‰ ). Robin Read More …

Children Of Blood And Bone

There has been so much hype about this book that I was a bit leery about starting it just in case it disappointed. I needn’t have worried as from the start of the book Tomi develops a set of characters and world that is both fantastically exciting and believable. The world draws from east-African traditions Read More …

The Ice Sea Pirates

Set in a frozen North, not unlike the North of our world, in Siri’s North though there are Pirates, Mermaids and more. Frida Nilsson’s book follows Siri in her quest to rescue her little sister, Miki, who has been abducted by the notorious CAptain Whitehead to woerk down his diamond mine, just like all the Read More …

Battle Of The Beetles

There was such a wait for this final book in the trilogy, it was sooooo long, really looooong. The wait was well worth it though as we follow, Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt in their quest to foil Lucretia’s plans for world domination using FrankenBeetles, genetically-enhanced and super-intelligent beetles, whilst completing her own transformation. The quest Read More …