Children’s Book Review: The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock

Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family in terrible… View Post

Book Review: How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin

How Long ’til Black Future Month? written by three times Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin, has been one of my most-awaited books of 2019.  When I read her Broken Earth trilogy in 2017, it immediately leapt into my top 10… View Post

Children’s Book Review: On the Origin of Species Retold by Sabina Radeva

If you’re planning to invest in one children’s non-fiction title for this year then On the Origin of Species retold by Sabina Radeva needs to be on your shortlist. This gorgeous illustrated book explains Charles Darwin’s controversial theory in a… View Post

Book Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

I’m always attracted to ghost stories in the winter so Melmoth by Sarah Perry was one of my first choices for January.  I’d heard glimmers of mixed reviews on Bookstagram but I decided not to read them, preferring to be… View Post

Book Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

I’ve been on a mission to read more books by Joanne Harris ever since I attended one of her events at the Buxton Festival.  She’s a witty, wise woman and her literary range is incredible.  Most famous for writing Chocolat,… View Post