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”


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”


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”

The Midnight Swan

Catherine Fisher Firefly Press – Published 1st October 2020 The Midnight Swan is the third (and possibly the final) instalment in the Clockwork Crow series. Click on the covers below to read my reviews of The Clockwork Crow and The Midnight Fox. Think Tom’s Midnight Garden blended with The Chronicles of Narnia a dash ofContinue reading “The Midnight Swan”

The Clockwork Crow Trilogy

Catherine Fisher – Firefly Press With ‘The Midnight Swan’ the much-awaited third instalment in the Clockwork Crow trilogy due to be released on 1st October, what could be a better time to revisit the first two books in the series – or read them in preparation for this eagerly-anticipated new release. I did the latterContinue reading “The Clockwork Crow Trilogy”


Catherine Orton Published by Walker books – 5th November 2020 “Through the Glass, the magic is waiting” ‘Glassheart’ is a thoroughly enchanting, magical adventure set in the wild moors of Dartmoor that had me utterly captivated from the very first chapter. A deliciously enchanting tale of the supernatural and sorcery, set in the aftermath ofContinue reading “Glassheart”

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