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Like A Curse by Elle McNicoll – Published by Knights Of.

I thought all my Christmases had come at once when a copy of Like A Curse arrived in the last of the post just before the big day itself. This was the best early Christmas present! I am a huge Elle McNicoll fan and was eagerly anticipating the return of Ramya Knox in the spellbindingContinue reading “Like A Curse by Elle McNicoll – Published by Knights Of.”

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour – a celebration of festive stories

Temperatures have plummeted these last few days and with some places receiving a covering of snow, I couldn’t think of a more apt story to choose for my stop on the 12th day of what has been a fantastically festive blog tour. Whilst there are many feel good festive reads out there, you can’t beatContinue reading “The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour – a celebration of festive stories”

Secrets Set in Stone by James Haddell, published by Emira Press

We have a trilogy! I’ve been highly anticipating the third book in James Haddell’s Tales of Truth and Treasures series and after reading, I’m now desperate for book 4! Once again, the pages are literally packed with history, mystery, magic and adventure and there’s excitement and suspense around every corner. Prepare to be caught upContinue reading “Secrets Set in Stone by James Haddell, published by Emira Press”

The Song Walker by Zillah Bethell – Usborne Books

Zillah Bethell has done it again! Never did I think I could love a book as much as The Shark Caller but The Song Walker is another triumph, a truly special book. My heart sang whilst reading this extraordinary story of two girls’ incredible journey across the Australian Outback. There are three questions I needContinue reading “The Song Walker by Zillah Bethell – Usborne Books”

The Other Ones by Fran Hart,published by Chicken House Books

This has to be one of my favourite Young Adult books of 2022! Heartstopper meets Halloween where a spooky ghost story is intertwined with a gorgeous gay romance. This is THE perfect read for this time of year and has all the Autumnal feels – it’s a proper chunky sweater, pumpkin-spiced latte of a bookContinue reading “The Other Ones by Fran Hart,published by Chicken House Books”

The Vanishing of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes – published by Usborne

Her Uncle gone. A house abandoned. Answers none. To say I’ve been counting down the days to reading this is an understatement…Aveline Jones is my absolute favourite Middle Grade spooky series and since the summer holidays, I’ve been obsessively checking Netgalley daily for an early copy having been uploaded. So when the news broke onContinue reading “The Vanishing of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes – published by Usborne”

The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty – Publishing UCLan

Desolate countryside, a lonely cottage and the ghost of a boy and his dog endlessley wandering the moors… I can’t resist a spooky tale and had been coveting this book ever since I first saw it shared on Twitter. So with the nights drawing in and the first of the blustery autumnal weather arriving, IContinue reading “The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty – Publishing UCLan”

Murder at Snowfall by Fleur Hitchcock – published by Nosy Crow

You can’t beat a thriller to get pulses racing and my Saturday afternoon was well spent, racing through the snow and furiously turning the pages of the latest trademark Hitchcock Whodunit – Fleur really is the Queen of Middle Grade Murder Mystery. Bodies, baddies, bitterly cold weather and a tangled web of lies and deceptionContinue reading “Murder at Snowfall by Fleur Hitchcock – published by Nosy Crow”

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton – Stripes Publishing

Wow! Just wow! I could not put this down at all! Wranglestone has got to be one of my reads of the year so far and possibly my favourite Young Adult book ever! If you read one book this summer let it be this! Thrilling zombie apocalypse meets a truly gorgeous gay love story; it’sContinue reading “Wranglestone by Darren Charlton – Stripes Publishing”

Alice Éclair Spy Extraordinaire: A Recipe for Trouble, by Sarah Todd Taylor – published by Nosy Crow

There’s such a buzz about this book at the moment! My fellow bloggers have been raving about this scrumptious new spy series and now I know why – Alice Éclair really is a legend in the baking! I wanted some pure escapism to officially start the school holidays and with my appetite well and trulyContinue reading “Alice Éclair Spy Extraordinaire: A Recipe for Trouble, by Sarah Todd Taylor – published by Nosy Crow”