Book Tour Stop: ‘Josephine Against the Sea’ by Shakirah Bourne

I find myself on top of Coconut Hill, in front of the view of the shimmering blue sea - inviting, magical, but dangerous.[All quotes are from the ARC, subject to change in the final edition.] Rating: 4.9/5 paper planes Genre: Middle-grade contemporary fantasyPublication: 6 July 2021 (Scholastic)Pages: 304 (hardcover) Synopsis: Meet Josephine, the most loveable … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: ‘Josephine Against the Sea’ by Shakirah Bourne

Review: ‘Girl. Boy. Sea.’ by Chris Vick

The sea and sky were our universe, and the boat was our world. A planet that had broken gravity and left its star. Drifting in the inky blue. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Adventure contemporary (survival story)Publication: 8 Aug 2019 (Head of Zeus)Pages: 320 (hardcover) Synopsis: A young British boy, Bill, narrowly survives a shipwreck … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl. Boy. Sea.’ by Chris Vick

Review: ‘Feathertide’ by Beth Cartwright

The world doesn't always understand things that are different. Genre: YA Fantasy Publication: 30 July 2020 Pages: 432 (hardback) Synopsis: A girl. A secret. A life-changing journey.  Born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling house full of secrets, Maréa has always known she was different, but never known why. … Continue reading Review: ‘Feathertide’ by Beth Cartwright

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Bought Because of Bookstagram

This week: ten books I decided to read following recommendations from bookstagram! I've been on bookstagram almost two years now (I started blogging there first, then expanded into WP after a year) and there are definitely a few books I own that I can directly trace back to another bookstagrammer's recommendation, beautiful photo, or my … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Bought Because of Bookstagram

Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Lies and half-truths fall like snow, covering the things that I remember, the things I saw. A landscape, unrecognizable after a snowfall - that is what she has made of my life. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4.5/5) Genre: Fantasy (Snow White retelling)/Graphic novelisation Publication: Aug 2019 (originally 1994) Synopsis: Once upon a time, a … Continue reading Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman (illust. Colleen Doran)

Review: Skyward – ‘My Low-G Life’ Vol. 1

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (5/5 stars) Genre: YA sci-fi (graphic novel) Synopsis: One day, gravity on Earth suddenly became a fraction of what it is now. 20 years after that catastrophic event, humanity has adapted to its new Low-G reality. And to Willa Fowler, who was born just before G-day, Low-G life is … Continue reading Review: Skyward – ‘My Low-G Life’ Vol. 1

𝕋𝕠𝕡 𝕋𝕖𝕟 𝕋𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪: Cover Redesigns

Today we're talking cover redesigns... love them or hate them? I'm including special editions too! Love: 1. Alice Oseman book covers They were all redesigned for the 2018 release of 'I Was Born For This'! pic from Oseman's Tumblr 2. Circe by Madeline Miller Sincere thank you to Waterstones for capturing this work of A … Continue reading 𝕋𝕠𝕡 𝕋𝕖𝕟 𝕋𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪: Cover Redesigns