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

Ice Age Dramas in Sisters of the Wolf | Book Review

【 SISTERS OF THE WOLF 】 ★★★★ A really cool story set tens of thousands of years in the past about the first peoples of Canada. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Patricia Miller-SchroederPublished: August 2021Publisher: Dundurn PressPages: 336 (paperback) Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this for review This was sooo interesting and I found the … Continue reading Ice Age Dramas in Sisters of the Wolf | Book Review

Star Magic in Luminous | Review

【 LUMINOUS 】 ★★★★ Another delightful fantasy story from Mara Rutherford. Genre: Young Adult, FantasyAuthor: Mara RutherfordPublished: October 2021Publisher: Inkyard PressPages: 368 (paperback) I'm a big fan of the simple yet enthralling way Rutherford pens a fantasy tale. Having thoroughly enjoyed the Crown of Coral and Pearl duology, I was so excited to see what … Continue reading Star Magic in Luminous | Review

Family Strength in Dressed by Iris | Book Review

【 DRESSED BY IRIS 】 ★★★★ A beautiful love story set in the backdrop of the Great Depression in Australia. Genre: Historical Fiction, RomanceAuthor: Mary-Anne O'ConnorPublished: February 2022Publisher: HarlequinPages: 480 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a copy of this for review Content warning (click to see) sexual assault – death – violence – grief … Continue reading Family Strength in Dressed by Iris | Book Review

Data Scandals in The Verifiers | Book Review

【 THE VERIFIERS 】 ★★★★ A quirky, fun mystery that'll make you think differently about data collection. Genre: MysteryAuthor: Jane PekPublished: February 2022Publisher: Vintage Books & Anchor Books Pages: 368 (ebook) Thanks to Vintage Books & Anchor Books for a copy of this for review Oooh this was an interesting ride, and I loved it. I … Continue reading Data Scandals in The Verifiers | Book Review