children's fiction · fantasy · review

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

“The real world is where the monsters are.” Blurb: “Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When… Continue reading Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

children's fiction · contemporary · review

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

“My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” Blurb: “August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then… Continue reading Wonder – R. J. Palacio

children's fiction · fantasy · review

The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

“What makes all the creaks, and clangs in your house? It isn’t the cat, or your dog, or a mouse. Those noises are made by mysterious creatures. Read on if you dare and you might meet… the creakers.” Blurb: “Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy… Continue reading The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

children's fiction · review

The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club – Alex Bell

“She never got tired of looking at maps and globes, and as far as she was concerned, a compass was just the most beautiful thing in the whole entire world.” Blurb: “Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens,… Continue reading The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club – Alex Bell

children's fiction · discussion · lgbt · romance · young adult

Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

Another year has slipped by and it's time to sit back and reflect on the reading year. I've frequently said that 2017 was a bad year for me in terms of quality rather than quantity. I read a lot of books that just left me feeling a big deflated and didn't think about again once… Continue reading Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

adaptations · children's fiction · discussion · review

Book To Movie Talk | Wonder

*This post contains spoilers* Wonder is another one of those books that I’ve heard about on and off over the past few years but never really had any desire to delve into it… until I saw the trailer for the film adaptation. The story follows ten year old August Pullman who has been living with… Continue reading Book To Movie Talk | Wonder

children's fiction

Is The Christmasaurus: Musical Edition Worth It?

“I think books and music are very special. Books require a reader to use their imagination to bring the words to life, and music can affect your emotions like nothing else in the universe.” Last year, Tom Fletcher released his first full length children’s novel titled The Christmasaurus and it didn’t take long for it… Continue reading Is The Christmasaurus: Musical Edition Worth It?

children's fiction · contemporary · review

The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

"Some hearts beat only about 412 million times. Which might sound like a lot. But the truth is, it barely gets you twelve years." Blurb: "After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don't just happen for… Continue reading The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin