The Call by Peadar Ó’Guilí

. What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down… Three minutes. Nessa, Megan and Anto know that any day now they wake up alone in a horrible land and realise they’ve been Called. Two minutes. Like all teenagers they know that they’ll be hunted … Continue reading

The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance

. Sixteen-year-old Anna receives a letter from her father’s girlfriend telling her he has died and asking to meet. Anna is drawn to Edie: her warmth, her character, her ability to rustle up delicious meals, all of which her own mother is seemingly incapable of… and the way she can tell Edie the secret that … Continue reading

The Bookshelf (September 2016)

Books reviewed this month: The Call by Peadar Ó’Guilí The Yellow Room by Jess Vallance Super Awkward by Beth Garrod The Secret Cooking Club by Laurel Remington American Monsters (Demon Road #3) by Derek Landy Tales of Arilland by Alethea Kontis Unboxed by Non Pratt Purge by Kat Ellis Chloe’s Secret Princess Club by Emma Barnes Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa The … Continue reading

One Was Lost #BlogTour

Damaged. Deceptive. Dangerous. Darling. Are they labels or a warning? The answer could cost Sera everything. While on a mandatory senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera and three classmates from their group with no way to call for help. But they’re not as alone as they thought… Someone is stalking them through … Continue reading

Super Awkward by Beth Garrod

I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life. 1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket. 2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed. 3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way. 4. … Continue reading

The Secret Cooking Club by Laurel Remington

. Twelve-year-old Scarlett is the star and victim of her mum’s popular blog – the butt of school jokes, she’s eager to stay firmly out of the spotlight. But one evening, she finds a gorgeous kitchen in the house next door, left empty by an elderly neighbour in hospital. As Scarlett bakes, she starts to … Continue reading

Shadow Reaper by Amos Cassidy

Only the bravest go over the Horizon… Twenty years ago the barriers between worlds came down and our reality was swallowed up by the Shadowlands. Now we scavenge to survive, until one day there’s nothing left to reap. Starvation is around the corner, but I’m not the roll over and wait-to-die kinda girl. Nope, I’m … Continue reading

Tales of Arilland by Alethea Kontis

In the fairy tale realm of Arilland, stories are told at children’s bedsides–and not the stories you think you know. Tales of Arilland is a collection of fairy tales, presented in the magical topsy-turvy way that only Alethea Kontis can do. Discover the story of Bluebeard’s first wife (“Blood From Stone”), what really happened to … Continue reading

Luna’s Manga Reviews #5

I love Manga’s and have been reading them for a long time but let’s be honest, as a hobby it’s an expensive one. So I’ve decided to split the series between those I think are worth saving up for & those I’d personally wouldn’t recommend. Enjoy.   worthwhile investing in Title: Uzumaki Author: Junji Ito … Continue reading