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.”

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.”

Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick, Published by Farshore Books.

Detention has never been so deadly… Quite rightly dubbed the queen of Middle Grade horror, Jennifer Killick brings us her newest hair-raising adventure Dread Wood and it could be her best yet. Think Eight Legged Freaks meets Tremors, it’s Goosebumps with a fresh new feel for the tweens of today. Creepy caretakers, eeerie school grounds,Continue reading “Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick, Published by Farshore Books.”

WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke

Master storyteller Marcus Sedgwick makes his Barrington Stoke debut with a moody, intense mystery of a missing girl and the intricasies of teen relationships. The mysterious disappearance of teenager Cassie Cotton had me hooked from the very first page and the events that unfold, as told by classmate Fitz. Cassie has always been a bitContinue reading “WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke”

There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday

#BooksIShouldHaveRead* I’m ashamed to say that until yesterday, I’d not read any of Piers Torday’s work. Hearing the high praise The Last Wild Series receives I know his books are, without a doubt, books I should have read and it was about time I made a start. I was inspired to read There May BeContinue reading “There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday”

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track

Annalise Gray A truly EPIC SAGA, The second in the Circus Maximus adventure series is waiting in the holding pens ready to storm the arena and it is sure to set pulses racing! I absolutely tore through Race to the Death, in fact it was one of my favourite reads of 2021. Ever since, IContinue reading “Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track”

When the War Came Home

Lesley Parr Although we haven’t yet waved goodbye to 2021, I think I may have found one of my favourite books of 2022! Although technically I read it this year, the official publication date for When the War Came Home is the 6th January 2022 (I was lucky to pick up a copy a fewContinue reading “When the War Came Home”

The Horror of Dunwick Farm

(The Crooked Oak Mysteries) Dan Smith Illustrated by Chris King Mystery and horror with a sprinkling of sci-fi, The Crooked Oak Mysteries have become a firm favourite of mine. So when the latest fast-paced, novella-length adventure landed on my doormat on Christmas Eve, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I adored Goosebumps as aContinue reading “The Horror of Dunwick Farm”

Grow

Luke Palmer I’ve just finished Grow and I cannot stop thinking about it; unflinchingly honest and unapolegetically harrowing I can honestly say this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. Aimed at the Young Adult audience, Grow is a compelling and difficult read, with themes of grief, loss, racism, exploitationContinue reading “Grow”

Lies Like Wildfire

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez ‘Good people do bad things.’ What a thriller! The pages literally smoulder with secrets, lies, danger and betrayal throughout this compulsive and unputdownable read – an absolute scorcher of a book! 18 year old Hannah has lived in Gap Mountain all her life. It’s her final summer before college and she dividesContinue reading “Lies Like Wildfire”

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