The Forgotten Crown

A Tales of Truth & Treasures Story James Haddell The wait is over! More myth, magic and mystery awaits in the second fast-paced instalment of the highly acclaimed Tales of Truth & Treasures Series. It’s almost a year to the date that I posted about the amazing first book in the series The Lost Child’sContinue reading “The Forgotten Crown”


Thomas Taylor It’s the first weekend of the summer holidays and I’ve just come back from a mini-break in the quirky seaside town of Eerie-On-Sea.  But there was no time for relaxation… forget lazy fish and chip lunches in Seagol’s diner, leisurely strolls around town mooching in Mrs Fossil’s Flotsam Emporium or browsing Eerie’s infamousContinue reading “Shadowghast”

The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb

Jenny Moore Oliver Twist meets The Greatest Showman… I absolutely adored Bauble, Me & the Family Tree by Jenny Moore (if you haven’t read it you really should!) so I was super excited to read The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb. There’s villanous Victorians, all the fun of the fair, magic shows, sewer rats and generousContinue reading “The Misadventures of Nicholas Nabb”

Things to do Before the End of The World

Emily Barr 1. Live your best life.2. Uncover family secrets.3. Trust no one One minute you’re walking in the park, hiding from a party. Then you discover that the next nine months will probably be your last. Everyone’s last. You realise that you happen to be alive at the time when your species becomes extinct.Continue reading “Things to do Before the End of The World”

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love ‘Beware of things that go click in the night…’ Action packed adventure at a breakneck pace, Monstrous Devices takes us on a whirlwind tour of Europe, stopping only to explore realms of strange, macabre magic and escape a band of dangerous assasins. This is science-fiction at it’s sensational best! Expect to be perchedContinue reading “Monstrous Devices”

The Secret Detectives

Ella Risbridger A marvellous Middle Grade murder-mystery aboard a mail ship makes for a thrilling Victorian voyage. The body seemed to fall for a long time. There was no splash, or if there was it was lost in the waves. Isobel was frozen to the spot for a moment – then her common sense caughtContinue reading “The Secret Detectives”

The House on the Edge

Alex Cotter Nosy Crow – publishes 1st July 2021 Ghosts…hidden treasure…disappearances…mystery… Although not publishing until July, I just couldn’t resist The House on the Edge after reading the spine-tingling synopsis. From the moment it arrived through the letterbox, the spooky seaside setting spoke to me from the To Be Read Pile and it is absolutelyContinue reading “The House on the Edge”

The Lost Child’s Quest

James Haddell Emira Press – Published 4th December 2020 History, Mystery, Magic & Adventure An orphaned girl’s quest for truth sparks a hunt for a legendary hoard of magical treasures. Left on the doorstep of a children’s home as a baby, Tia’s only clues to her history are the strange items that were left withContinue reading “The Lost Child’s Quest”

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 Key to Finding Jack

Ewa Jozefkowicz Zephyr Books – 3rd September 2020 “N ‘oubliez pas de vivre” Flick’s older brother Jack leaves for a back-packing trip in Peru on his gap year but shortly after arriving, an earthquake hits, devastating much of the area he was supposed to visiting. The authorities are unable to locate him and his phoneContinue reading “The Key to Finding Jack”

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