Blurb Mother. Survivor. Queen. AN ENGLISH PRINCESS, BORN INTO A WAR BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES. Eldest daughter of the royal House of York, Elizabeth dreams of a crown to call her own. But when her beloved father, King Edward, dies suddenly, her destiny is rewritten. Her family's enemies close in. Two young princes are murdered in … Continue reading Review – Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose by Alison Weir
Blurb Orphan Ettie Shaw is penniless and homeless on the streets of London when she is spotted by her older brother, Joe. Joe has fallen in with a notorious pickpocket gang run by a man called Fagin, and Ettie has to disguise herself as a boy so she can go back with him to Fagin’s … Continue reading Review: Fagin’s Girl by Karen McCombie
As some of you may be aware I have had a lot going on recently in my 'real-life world'. Unfortunately, this has meant I have fallen a bit behind in my reading and reviewing schedule. So! To get back on track this post is a bit of a 'reading catch-up' of a couple of books … Continue reading Reading catch-up!
One noble family. Five eligible daughters. A sealed fate. Nettlecombe Manor, nestled in the rolling hills of Devon, is home to the Lord Farringdon and his second wife, Lady Charlotte. As if running the vast estate wasn’t enough, Lord Farringdon has five daughters to keep him busy. Lady Charlotte is determined that the betrothal of the eldest, … Continue reading Review: Farringdon’s Fate by Linda Finlay
Blurb A new world with an ancient secret. Can Azalea unravel the mysteries of the past to save the future of her people?Azalea Fern is fiercely curious, and in a world of giant buttermoths and crystal waters, there’s plenty to see. So why does she long to explore the one place she’s forbidden to go?Perhaps … Continue reading Azalea Fern and the Last Ruin of the Extinct by Becci Murray
Blurb A dark, gothic adventure set deep in a Bavarian forest, with angels and owls and magic and a boy who isn't all that he seems to be... A cherub is blown into Cassie Engel's bedroom during a thunderstorm, triggering a series of terrifying events. Cassie must discover if its arrival was an accident or … Continue reading Review: Fledgling by Lucy Hope
Blurb Bob the Bear tries to hide in Alice's garden but is always discovered... and seems to love climbing more than hiding! Please join Bob the Bear on his hiding expeditions and see if you can find him! He is sure to bring a smile and a giggle for both little ones and big ones … Continue reading Book Tour: Bob The Bear’s Adventures by Alice Chambers.
Blurb Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is … Continue reading Review: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich
Blurb Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer... Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll … Continue reading Review: Lily by Rose Tremain
Blurb A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative ‘sequel’ to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and beautifully-written historical adventure, perfect for 9-12 year olds.Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And was I wrong?Maggie Walton’s father … Continue reading Review: Following Frankenstein by Catherine Bruton