Folk-lore, family, friendship and faerie mischief, H.S. Norup has woven her very own special brand of magic into this beautifully told tale – perfect for fans of The Chime Seekers, Harklights and The Clockwork Crow trilogy. Alfred is taken to stay with his grandmother while his father works on a tunneling project through a localContinue reading “Into the Faerie Hill by H.S. Norup – published by Pushkin Children’s”
Category Archives: Key stage 2
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.”
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 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”
Once Upon a Fever by Angharad Walker, published by Chicken House Books.
‘Disease begins with a feeling Miss Darke. It has been that way ever since the Turn – when people’s feelings started making them ill…’ After being completely captivated by Angharad Walker’s critically acclaimed first novel The Ash House last summer, I was very excited to be offered the opportunity to review Once Upon A Fever.Continue reading “Once Upon a Fever by Angharad Walker, published by Chicken House Books.”
Festergrimm by Thomas Taylor – An Eerie on Sea Mystery. Published by Walker Books
It’s nearly the summer holidays and I was ridiculously excited to be granted an early mini-break in the legendary seaside town of Eerie on Sea. And my goodness… there was never a dull moment! Creepy wax works, a conniving villain a colossal clockwork robot reminscent of Ted Hughes’ Iron Man…adventure drips from every sea-soaked page.Continue reading “Festergrimm by Thomas Taylor – An Eerie on Sea Mystery. Published by Walker Books”
Zo and the Forest of Secrets by Alake Pilgrim, Published by Knights Of.
‘A Story don’t start where we tell it you know…’ Perfect for fans of Fireborn, The Crooked Oak Mysteries and Dreadwood, Alake Pilgrim weaves an intricate web of mutant creatures, fantastical gifts, folklore, friendship and adventure. This felt like Christopher Edge meets the Caribbean and as with Escape Room, there was many a moment inContinue reading “Zo and the Forest of Secrets by Alake Pilgrim, Published by Knights Of.”
The Riddle of the Sea by Jonne Kramer, Published by Piccadilly Press
I’m absolutely thrilled to have been invited to join the blog tour for this gripping sea adventure and better still, get the opportunity to ask author Jonne Kramer some questions about some of her inspiration behind the book. Featuring stunning illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Karl James Mountford and translated from Dutch by Laura Watkinson, Carnegie-MedalContinue reading “The Riddle of the Sea by Jonne Kramer, Published by Piccadilly Press”
Wolf Bane by Michelle Paver – Published by Zephyr Books.
‘A howl rose in Wolf’s throat. It ended in a whimper.’ Is this the end for Wolf? All is revealed in the edge of your seat conclusion to the Wolf Brother series that has wowed millions of readers worldwide. I was a Newly Qualified Teacher when Michelle Paver gave us the gift of Wolf backContinue reading “Wolf Bane by Michelle Paver – Published by Zephyr Books.”
The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie – Published by Source Books.
A town full of legends, an unforgettable curse and a ghost determined to change their fate. I love a good ghost story and Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, so cue ridiculous excitement when I saw that The Girl in White was available on Netgalley and realised that I could get anContinue reading “The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie – Published by Source Books.”