Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Enter the world of Louise Coulson through her notes on her family, school and friends. Lou is thirteen years old, a perceptive and observant outsider, somewhere on the autism spectrum. She takes notes as if she were holding a film camera silently fixed on a world that tends to ignore her. Meet her dad who … Continue reading

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Here are the books I plan/hop to read this autumn… From fantasy MG adventures with pygmy dinosaurs, heart-breaking contemporary, historical fiction, and feminist fiction to horror – think I’m pretty much covered. Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell South Africa is loud. … Continue reading

Harry Potter Book Tag

Harry Potter Book Tag

Last week on twitter, Andrew (The Pewter Wolf) tagged me for this Harry Potter Book Tag. He was tagged by Rachel’s Rambling Reviews and legend has it this Book Tag was started by Louise Bodle. I consider myself a Harry Potter fan but I have a feeling by the end of this I’m gonna be … Continue reading

Prisoner of Ice and Snow #BlogTour

Prisoner of Ice and Snow #BlogTour

Valor is under arrest for the attempted murder of the crown prince. Her parents are outcasts from the royal court, her sister is banished for theft of a national treasure, and now Valor has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Demidova, a prison built from stone and ice. But that’s exactly where she wants to … Continue reading

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars Blog Tour

A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker. Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants … Continue reading

Tangleweed and Brine – meet Ash Pale

Tangleweed and Brine – meet Ash Pale

A collection of twelve dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted, from one of Ireland’s leading writers for young people. You make candles from stubs of other candles. You like light in your room to read. Gillian wants thick warm yellow fabric, soft as butter. Lila prefers … Continue reading