The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | Book Review

Rin Chupeco's popular YA fantasy title, The Bone Witch. Magic, witches and necromancy.

Gallant by V. E. Schwab | Book Review

【 GALLANT 】 ★★★★ This was a great little spooky read. Genre: Fantasy, Young AdultAuthor: V. E. SchwabPublished: March 2022Publisher: UmbrielPages: 288 (paperback) Everyone said this is a quick read and really good, and they were right. I always love Schwab's magical way of weaving a tale, and Gallant really captures your imagination as you're taken into … Continue reading Gallant by V. E. Schwab | Book Review

Where the Crawdads Sing | Book Review

【 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING 】 ★★★★ A simple story with a lot of heart and an excellent tale to make you think. Genre: FictionAuthor: Delia OwensPublished: August 2018Publisher: CorsairPages: 368 (paperback) Reading this when there's been so much hype around it had me nervous for sure. So I'm glad to report that I enjoyed … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing | Book Review

The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

【 THE WEARING OF THE GREEN 】 ★★★★ Gentle historical fiction about the goldrush era in Australia. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Claire SaxbyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 192 (paperback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. It's been a long time since I read middle grade historical fiction and I'd forgotten how … Continue reading The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

Timekeeper | Book Review

【 TIMEKEEPER 】 book one in the Timekeeper series ★★★★ A fun take on the whimsy of clock towers. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Tara SimPublished: November 2016Publisher: Sky Pony PressPages: 414 (hardback) My favourite thing about this book was the quiet way magic was imbued in the story. This is all about a mechanic who … Continue reading Timekeeper | Book Review

Spacey Fun in Victories Greater Than Death | Book Review

【 VICTORIES GREAT THAN DEATH 】 ★★★★ This was refreshingly diverse sci-fi Genre: Young Adult, Sci-FiAuthor: Charlie Jane AndersPublished: April 2021Publisher: Titan BooksPages: 400 (paperback) Wow, what a chaotic novel - so much fun. This gave me such strong Hitchhiker's vibes throughout, but it was so much more than just its plot. One of the … Continue reading Spacey Fun in Victories Greater Than Death | Book Review

Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

【 WINGS OF FURY 】 ★★★★ A twisty-turny retelling of Greek myth with women taking the lead. Genre: Mythology (retelling)Author: Emily R. KingPublished: March 2021Publisher: 47NorthPages: 302 (paperback) I've been really excited to read this book and so glad that I finally have. Before reading this, I thought premise sounded really cool and there were … Continue reading Feminist Greek Myth in Wings of Fury | Book Review

Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

【 ANATOMY 】 ★★★★ An intriguing, but addictive-to-read book. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Dana SchwartsPublished: January 2022Publisher: PiakusPages: 335 (paperback) I find the cover of this book so strange – but having read it, it's oddly fitting. It makes me both drawn in and pushed away at the same time. To sum it up, overall I … Continue reading Love and Science in Anatomy | Book Review

Seree’s Story | Picture Book Review

【 SEREE'S STORY 】 ★★★★ This was quite sad but ultimately a happy ending. Genre: Children's FictionAuthor: Irma GoldIllustrator: Wayne HarrisPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. The theme of animal welfare awareness was really prominent in this book, which would make it a … Continue reading Seree’s Story | Picture Book Review

Bookish Escapades in Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure | Picture Book Review

【 ARABELLA'S ALPHABET ADVENTURE 】 ★★★★ A super cute and colourful bookish adventure. Genre: Children's Fiction, Picture BookAuthor: Suzy ZailIllustrator: Christopher NielsenPublished: March 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 32 (hardback) Thanks to Walker Books for a review copy Review on Goodreads This picture book was a pleasant surprise – I had thought we might go on an … Continue reading Bookish Escapades in Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure | Picture Book Review