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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 Last Firefox by Lee Newbery – Published by Puffin

Illustrated by Laura Catalan WARNING: this book contains a fire hazard… …And a very angry goose! The Last Firefox completely set my heart alight. It’s a wonderful story of family, friends (both of the flammable and non-flammable variety) and finding your inner fire. Lee Newbery’s sparky, humorous writing style had me falling about laughing atContinue reading “The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery – Published by Puffin”

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”

Like A Charm

Elle McNicholl Witches, vampires, trolls, faeries… a feisty neurodivergent heroine and glamour, glamour glamour! Prepare for a magical adventure on the streets (and in the bookshops) of Edinburgh… It goes without saying I am a huge Elle McNicoll fan! She is one of my favourite children’s authors and A Kind of Spark is without aContinue reading “Like A Charm”

Fledgling

Lucy Hope The nights are drawing in and it’s time to escape to the snow-capped forests of Bavaria for a gloriously gothic tale. Full of soaring twists and turns, (and unfurlings and risings) it’s a story like no other I have ever read before, an eclectic mix of steampunk, fantasy and a tiny dash ofContinue reading “Fledgling”

Fireborn

Twelve & the Frozen Forest Aisling Fowler An extraordinary new Middle Grade fantasy series is blazing onto bookshelves this autumn. This is such an assured debut – Aisling Fowler’s stunning world building of an imagined prehistoric land by the name of Ember is so meticulous – Fireborn is perfect for fans of the Wolf-bother series,Continue reading “Fireborn”

Skyborn

SinĂ©ad O’Hart Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town; get your tickets and take a front row seat in the Big Top for an utterly captivating quest story that had me enraptured and enthralled from cover to cover. Hear the drum rolls crescendo, the thunderous applause from the audience and feel the adrenalineContinue reading “Skyborn”

Shipwreck Island

Struan Murray Puffin Books – published 4th March 2021 Friendship, dark secrets and malevolent forces, Struan Murray has delivered another fast-paced and thrilling adventure that will have you gripped from from cover to cover. Orphans of the Tide was without a doubt, one of my standout favourite books of 2020 and this phenomenal sequel didContinue reading “Shipwreck Island”

When We Got Lost in Dreamland

Ross Welfrod Harper Collins Childrens Books – Published 21st January 2021 Don’t you just love it when you can control a dream…when you know you’re dreaming & you choose where to take it… Dared by class-mate Kez Becker, 12 year old Malky sneaks into a garden shed & takes the first thing he finds; aContinue reading “When We Got Lost in Dreamland”

The Midnight Guardians

Ross Montgomery Walker Books – Published 5th November 2020 ‘Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest’ This is such a special book, definitely one of my most favourites I have read this year. I finished reading The Midnight Guardians last weekend and it’s had such an effect on me, I’ve kept finding myselfContinue reading “The Midnight Guardians”