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Book Review: The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson #amreading #middlegradefiction

Rating: 5/5 I definitely recommend this book to all Middle Grade readers -whether you fall into the age bracket or not (like me!) - particularly those who like a little heart felt fantasy. It's a real page turner and beautifully told. Blurb (from Good Reads): Cover by Melissa Castrillon All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a… Continue reading Book Review: The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson #amreading #middlegradefiction

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Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Rating: 5/5 Blurb (from goodreads): On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child.… Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Rating 4.5 / 5 I'm writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical, but I’ll honour this book with a review from within its… Continue reading Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

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Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Rating: 3/5 I got really excited about In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. After deciding it was clearly a must-read YA fantasy and something I should read for research and for fun, I bought a second hand copy immediately. Sadly, it didn't quite live up to my expectations,… Continue reading Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about… Continue reading Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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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 beaming! 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 protected by dragons, there was… 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: 4/5 I really enjoyed 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 grandmother, the reclusive author… Continue reading Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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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

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Book Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Rating 4/5 This is the first book I have read by Jodi Picoult and I think I may now read them all. The story begins with Sage Singer a young woman with a difficult past. One that leaves her regularly attending a grief group and hiding an angry scar on her face. She’s a recluse,… Continue reading Book Review: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult