fantasy, review, young adult

A Map Of Days – Ransom Riggs

“I had just survived the most surreal summer imaginable – skipping back to bygone centuries, taming imaginable monsters, falling in love with my grandfather’s time-arrested girlfriend – but only now, in the unexceptional present, in Suburban Florida, in the house I’d grown up in, was I finding it hard to believe my eyes.” Blurb: “Having… Continue reading A Map Of Days – Ransom Riggs

discussion, Uncategorized

The Fear Of A Series Reboot…

We all have our series that we love with every piece of our heart. From Percy Jackson, to Harry Potter, Twilight to A Darker Shade of Magic. Ask any reader and I'm sure they'll be able to name at least one that they constantly revisit. Sometimes, we yearn for the possible day when we might… Continue reading The Fear Of A Series Reboot…

adaptations, discussion

What I Look For In Adaptations

More and more we're starting to see adaptations dominating the new releases at cinemas. It's starting to feel like almost every day there's an announcement of another book - primarily Young Adult - that's been picked up by a film company. This is a good thing on many levels because it feels like Young Adult… Continue reading What I Look For In Adaptations

discussion, Uncategorized

Favourite Opening Lines

I've been thinking a lot recently about the importance of opening lines. After all, once you get past the blurb and the cover, it's those precious first few sentences that can captive your attention and encourage you to delve further into the story. So I've decided to share some of my favourite opening lines with… Continue reading Favourite Opening Lines

review, young adult

Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs

“Please enjoy these Tales – before a crackling fire on a chilly night, ideally, a snoring grimbear at your feet – but remember, too, their sensitive nature, and if you must read them aloud (which I highly recommend) make certain your audience is peculiar.”   Blurb: “Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story… Continue reading Tales of the Peculiar – Ransom Riggs

review, young adult

Library Of Souls – Ransom Riggs

“Emma looked at me and I looked back, and though it was too loud to hear anything over the motor and the rush of blood in our ears, I thought I could read in her face both fear and exhilaration – a look that said you, Jacob Portman, are amazing and terrifying.”   Blurb: “The… Continue reading Library Of Souls – Ransom Riggs