Mini-review: ‘Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy’ by Stevenson et al.

Rating: 4/5 paper planes Created by: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer)Genre: Middle Grade adventure comic/graphic novelPublication: April 2015Pages: 128 (paperback)Synopsis: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! This volume collects Issues #1-4. At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, … Continue reading Mini-review: ‘Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy’ by Stevenson et al.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed (aka most of my childhood faves)

Today I'm sharing some great books that somehow slipped through the reviewing cracks! I started 'reviewing' books (sort of) on Shelfari - does anyone else remember this? - when I was about 12. My Year 8 English teacher introduced us to it and I was obsessed. I loved that we could choose the type of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed (aka most of my childhood faves)

Review: ‘The Girl with the Whispering Shadow’ (‘The Crowns of Croswald’, #2) by D.E. Night

"You can be trapped in a castle, trapped in a scaldonry. Trapped by people. But the worst is being trapped by fear." Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA/MG fantasy (magical boarding school) Synopsis: Even a secret town cannot protect Ivy from a mysterious darkness... Only hours after Ivy Lovely discovers that she is the fulfillment … Continue reading Review: ‘The Girl with the Whispering Shadow’ (‘The Crowns of Croswald’, #2) by D.E. Night

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

Today's topic: 10 middle-grade/YA books I wish I'd read when I was younger! These are almost all series on my TBR that are generally considered 'middle-grade' and that I wish I'd gotten round to when I was the target audience! 1. 'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl: millionaire, genius and criminal mastermind. But … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child

Review: ‘The Crowns of Croswald’ (‘The Croswald Series’, #1) by D.E. Night

The story that you seek is dangerous, Ivy. For you and for others. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA/middle-grade fantasy (magic boarding school) Synopsis: In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret...  For sixteen years, Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the … Continue reading Review: ‘The Crowns of Croswald’ (‘The Croswald Series’, #1) by D.E. Night

Thursday Tunes 🎶: A World Without Princes

This week: A World Without Princes Next up is my playlist for 'A World Without Princes', the sequel to 'The School for Good and Evil' by Soman Chainani - peek my playlist post from last week here! I found this book more complex to understand than Book 1, largely because it deals with entangled issues … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: A World Without Princes

Thursday Tunes 🎶: The School for Good and Evil

This week: The School for Good and Evil This playlist is inspired by 'The School for Good and Evil' by Soman Chainani, the first instalment in one of my favourite fantasy series! I began making this playlist almost three years ago, and I keep adding to it as and when I find new songs that … Continue reading Thursday Tunes 🎶: The School for Good and Evil

Review: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan

How do you tell a dream from a nightmare?If it involves a book burning, it's probably a nightmare. Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 💫 (3.5/5 stars) Genre: MG/YA fantasy (mythology) Synopsis: In his penultimate adventure, a devastated but determined Apollo travels to Camp Jupiter, where he must learn what it is to be a hero, or … Continue reading Review: The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4) by Rick Riordan

Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

"I have peace here.""Because it's so quiet?""No. Because I am exactly where I should be, doing exactly what I should be doing. That is peace." Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ (4/5) Genre: Children's adventure/contemporary fiction (animals) Synopsis: Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the … Continue reading Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Update: Current read, TBR and Upcoming Posts

Happy New Year! Hope you've had a safe start to the new decade, and here's to a good year 🎉 Current Read: 'Pax' by Sara Pennypacker Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unthinkable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him … Continue reading Update: Current read, TBR and Upcoming Posts