Keeper of Secrets by Sarah J. Dodd, illustrated by Becky Thorns

Yet again, I have found myself requesting a book from Net Galley based to a large extent on my really liking its cover when I saw it pop up in my Twitter feed this week. That is possibly not what the author would want to hear, but an incredible piece of artwork that catches theContinue reading “Keeper of Secrets by Sarah J. Dodd, illustrated by Becky Thorns”

The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans, illustrated by Chris Jevons

Funny books seems to be gaining approval as proper reads at long last, after years of being looked down upon by many adults who seem to think that there is virtue only in more serious reads. At least in part, this must surely be due to the quality of what is being written currently andContinue reading “The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife by Maz Evans, illustrated by Chris Jevons”

Skeleton Keys: The Night of the Nobody (Skeleton Keys 4) by Guy Bass, illustrated by Pete Williamson

For many of my class, there is very little sense of anticipation for new reads. That is not to say that they don’t get bought books, or taken to the library to choose new reads – a great many of them do – rather that on the whole they are unaware of books that areContinue reading “Skeleton Keys: The Night of the Nobody (Skeleton Keys 4) by Guy Bass, illustrated by Pete Williamson”

The House on the Edge by Alex Cotter

At the start of the current academic year, I was asked to group the titles on my little library shelf by genre and so I set about sorting my reads into adventures, mysteries, science fiction etc. Some books are very easy to place in a particular category, while others tend to drift from one toContinue reading “The House on the Edge by Alex Cotter”

An Alien in the Jam Factory by Chrissie Sains, illustrated by Jenny Taylor

Having never written a book, I have never had to give one a title. Sometimes, when a read is initially brought to my attention, I find I cannot come up with any ideas as to what the story might be about, with only its name to go on, and on other occasions – as isContinue reading “An Alien in the Jam Factory by Chrissie Sains, illustrated by Jenny Taylor”

The Nightsilver Promise by Annaliese Avery

The more books that I read, the more authors to whom I am introduced. With either too many books being published, or too little time in which to read them – I know which option I would say is correct – sometimes it is tempting to just stick to those reads which are written byContinue reading “The Nightsilver Promise by Annaliese Avery”

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