The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

1919. Henry has moved to the countryside with her parents and her baby sister, Piglet – all still scarred by the death of her brother. Alone in her head, she begins to explore her surroundings, encouraged by her only friends – characters from her favourite books. Nobody much notices when she wanders into the woods … Continue reading

The Bookshelf (October 2016)

Books reviewed this month: The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange Fleabag & the Ring’s End by Beth Webb Cherry by Lindsey Rosin Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons (Julius Zebra #2) by Gary Northfield I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan Mango & Bambang: Tiny Tapir Trouble (Mango & Bambang #3) by Polly Faber … Continue reading

Fleabag & the Ring’s End by Beth Webb

He’s got three legs, millions of fleas and serious cattitude. He’s FLEABAG whose wit, wisdom and love of naps save the day – again. The evil wizards of Porthwain issue the Great Challenge to win the crown and the Ring Fire for themselves, but Rowanne, bodyguard to Gemma Fire Wielder and King Phelan, deserts her … Continue reading

Cherry by Lindsey Rosin

There’s a first time for everything… Layla, Alexis, Zoe and Emma are four best friends with not a lot in common. Well, except one thing… But they’re determined to lose ‘that thing’ by the time they graduate high school. Yes, the time has come to Do It. To make love. To have all the sex. … Continue reading

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

When Sarah wakes up dead at the Mall of America, she learns that not only was she murdered,  her killer is still on the loose. I WOKE UP DEAD AT THE MALL is a terrifically fun, voicey YA  novel that  tackles some of life’s – and the afterlife’s – biggest questions. When you’re sixteen, you have … Continue reading