Category: Reviews

Review: Stinky Street and other books for kids

Review: Stinky Street and other books for kids

Are you looking for a last-minute present for the young reader in your family? Look no further – Macmillan has several hilarious reads that my young reader and I have been enjoying throughout this year. The first is Stinky Street Stories, a collection of four pongy stories, written by Alex… Read more »

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Review: Unearthed, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: Unearthed, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Unearthed is the first in a new series from Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman, authors of the Starbound Trilogy as well as other bestsellers. If you loved These Broken Stars, then there’s a good chance you’ll also enjoy Unearthed. The story is told from two points of view: Amelia (or… Read more »

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Review: Family Don’t End With Blood, Lynn S Zubernis

Review: Family Don’t End With Blood, Lynn S Zubernis

Family Don’t End with Blood is a collection of heartfelt essays about how one television show has changed the lives of viewers, and members of the cast. Some of the stories are joyful celebrations of fandom and learning to express enjoyment of perhaps less-than-mainstream entertainment. Others are frank descriptions of… Read more »

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Review: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Review: Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster

Esme’s Wish is Elizabeth Foster’s debut fantasy book for middle grade to young adult readers. Esme’s mother was lost at sea, but Esme knows that can’t be the whole truth. When her father remarries and she’s left alone with her horrible aunt while the newlyweds are off on honeymoon, she… Read more »

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Review: This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada

Review: This Mortal Coil, Emily Suvada

Emily Suvada’s debut novel, This Mortal Coil, is set in a terrifying future where a destructive plague threatens the human race. In this future, cybertechnology has progressed so far that everyone is implanted with a bud in their arm at birth, which grows into a neural network controlled with a… Read more »

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Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Review: Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave is the much-anticipated sequel to Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight – one of my favourite books of 2016. I had loved the brutal world of the Red Church and of the wider world of Itreya, the twists, the lies and the deceit. I looked forward to getting back into it all…. Read more »

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Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Review: Beautiful Mess, Claire Christian

Claire Christian’s Beautiful Mess was the winner of the Text Prize for 2016, and for good reason. This important book examines the issues of depression and anxiety, but also grief of those left behind after a suicide. It might sound like a grim start, and it is to a certain… Read more »

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