adult fiction · children's fiction · contemporary · Non-Fiction · young adult

Books I’ve Bought Recently | 2018 #1

Like many others, I entered the new year with plenty of books from the festive period; more than enough to satisfied my needs for fictional worlds. Unfortunately, with a new year comes endless lists on new books to look forward to and my TBR doubled in size and yes, I ended up buying some books.… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Recently | 2018 #1

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

adaptations · discussion

Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?

Recently I made a post discussing adaptations along with sharing some of my favourite adaptations along with others that are better left forgotten about. I didn’t talk about the Harry Potter films because I felt they warranted their own spotlight. Everyone I know has experienced Harry Potter in their own way and as someone who… Continue reading Are The Harry Potter Films Good Adaptations?

contemporary · feminism · review · young adult

It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

“Romance films ruin people’s real-life relationships. They offer this idea of love that isn’t sustainable in normal life.” Blurb: “Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and… Continue reading It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

fantasy · review

Sightwitch (Preview) – Susan Dennard

“In the name Sirmaya, I vow to protect the future that is shown, for the sleeper knows all, and there is no changing what is meant to be.” Blurb: “Set a year before Truthwitch, Sightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there,… Continue reading Sightwitch (Preview) – Susan Dennard

fairytale retelling · review · young adult

Locked – K.M.Robinson

“We ourselves, can overtake the society. If we can get resistance groups to join us, there’s no way the society will survive.” Blurb: “When the girl with the golden hair is betrayed, no one has hope of surviving. The stories say that Goldilocks ran away, but being forced over the wall and separated from the… Continue reading Locked – K.M.Robinson

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

Audiobook Of The Month · discussion · review · romance · young adult

Audiobook Of The Month | P.S. I Still Love You

When I was younger, audiobooks were a special treat on long car journeys. I was the one snuggled up in the back seat reading my physical copy of the chosen book along with the narrator blaring through the speakers. Somewhere along the line that changed and audiobooks became a distant memory. I’ve heard a lot… Continue reading Audiobook Of The Month | P.S. I Still Love You

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