Sword Fighting in The Emperor of Nihon-Ja | Spoiler-Free Review

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan Genre: Fantasy, Middle-Grade, Adventure Author: John Flanagan Published: November 2010 Publisher: Random House Australia Pages: 487 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Ranger's Apprentice never fails to please. I thoroughly enjoyed this story just like I thoroughly enjoyed the previous nine books. I was nervous going … Continue reading Sword Fighting in The Emperor of Nihon-Ja | Spoiler-Free Review

Books I Missed Out On | Top Ten Tuesday

When I was younger I used to hate reading. You couldn't make me do it. It was a continuous nightmare for my mother trying to get me to read those tiny prescribed readings that you do in lower primary school. NIGHTMARE. WORDS. EW. And that didn't really change until high school. Shocking, I know. Top … Continue reading Books I Missed Out On | Top Ten Tuesday

Own Voices in Some Places More Than Others | Spoiler-Free Review

Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary Author: Renée Watson Published: October 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 224 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Big thank you to Bloomsbury Australia for sending me a copy of this in exchange for review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was stunning! I read it so quickly. … Continue reading Own Voices in Some Places More Than Others | Spoiler-Free Review

Brave as a Lion in The Song of the Lioness || BOOK REVIEW

Alanna: The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce 5/5 STARS Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Author: Tamora Pierce Published: 1984 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 454 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was such a fun read! I so enjoyed this bind up of the first two novels and I’m damn glad I had … Continue reading Brave as a Lion in The Song of the Lioness || BOOK REVIEW

Simply Enormous Dragons in The Girl Who Drank the Moon || BOOK REVIEW

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill 3/5 STARS Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Author: Kelly Barnhill Published: August 2017 Publisher: Picadilly Press Pages: 400 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Thank you Allen & Unwin for sending me this in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This is a really sweet children’s … Continue reading Simply Enormous Dragons in The Girl Who Drank the Moon || BOOK REVIEW

Woodland Adventures in Snow & Rose || BOOK REVIEW

Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin 5/5 STARS Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy, Fairytale Author: Emily Winfield Martin Published: October 2017 Publisher: Random House Pages: 224 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was such an adorable book. I wasn't sure at all what to expect when I first went into it but … Continue reading Woodland Adventures in Snow & Rose || BOOK REVIEW

Fast Fletching in Halt’s Peril || BOOK REVIEW

Halt's Peril by John Flanagan 5/5 STARS Genre: Fantasy, Children's Fiction Author: John Flanagan Published: 2009 Publisher: Random House Australia Pages: 440 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing As always a fantastic read. I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with any of the Ranger’s Apprentice books! I loved how simple the … Continue reading Fast Fletching in Halt’s Peril || BOOK REVIEW

Jumping into Books in Inkspell || BOOK REVIEW

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke 3.5/5 STARS Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Author: Cornelia Funke Published: October 2005 Publisher: Chicken House Pages: 655 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Oh my lord, I finally finished this book. I don’t know why I found this story so hard to read and get done - I have … Continue reading Jumping into Books in Inkspell || BOOK REVIEW

Angry Nazis in Wolf Children || BOOK REVIEW

Wolf Children by Paul Dowswell 5/5 STARS Genre: Historical Fiction, Children's Fiction Author: Paul Dowswell Published: October 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 288 {paperback} Review on Goodreads Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was such an interesting read. I've not … Continue reading Angry Nazis in Wolf Children || BOOK REVIEW

Slippery Snakes in The Reptile Room | BOOK REVIEW

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket 3.5/5 STARS Genre: Children's Ficiton Author: Lemony Snicket Published: August 1999 Publisher: Scholastic Inc.  Pages: 192 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was a cute little read and just as eventful as the first!! I just love the writing style and all the little comments Snicket … Continue reading Slippery Snakes in The Reptile Room | BOOK REVIEW