Book Reviews

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

RATING: 5/5 Oh my goodness…another book that had me welling up and smiling through life affirming heart surges! The Girl with the Dragon Heart is a truly magical book, in all senses of the word, and it caught me in its spell. BLURB: Once upon a time, in a beautiful city famous for chocolate and… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis

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Book Review: The Songs of Us by Emma Cooper

RATING 4/5 This is one of those books that you can't read in public without drawing attention to yourself. A bit like the main character Melody who involuntarily bursts into song at inappropriate moments, I had a fair few occasions of bursting into public laughter and a good few sniffles and sobs as well. BLURB:… Continue reading Book Review: The Songs of Us by Emma Cooper

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Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Rating: 5/5 Oh my WOW. I was blown away by Melissa Albert’s debut YA novel, The Hazel Wood. It's a fantastic debut full of dark imagination. BLURB: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's… Continue reading Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Flash Fiction

Working the Scales (Friday Fictioneers)

I peeked out from under an elbow, my hands still gripping the sides of my head as I uncurled myself from the floor. ‘Oops!’ She spoke from behind her fingers as she surveyed the damage, her eyes drawn upwards  to the squeak of a ceiling fan swinging to and fro. ‘Yeah, you could say that’… Continue reading Working the Scales (Friday Fictioneers)

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Book Review: Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

Rating 4/5 Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth is a beautiful book that kept me turning the pages without the overt use of cliffhangers and mystery. Not that it lacked these entirely. It was definitely full of action, adventure and uncertainty, it just didn’t require or position these in a manner… Continue reading Book Review: Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

The Writing Mum

Our International Women’s Day

In true style, I am late to the party once again as I sit down here to wish you all a very Happy International Women's Day (for yesterday). I know, late again, but I would rather write it late than let it go altogether. I had very valid reasons for not writing my post yesterday, two… Continue reading Our International Women’s Day

Flash Fiction

An Awakening (Sunday Photo Fiction)

At last the path was clearly defined in front of her. For too long she’d been trampling through the growth, her legs whipped by spindle branches and her heart full of uncertainty. She had picked up the occasional rough path, but these were often intertwined with several others, leaving her hovering in indecision. She had… Continue reading An Awakening (Sunday Photo Fiction)