Book Reviews

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)

Book Reviews

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)

Flash Fiction

The Dandy Lion (Friday Fictioneers)

A short, sharp intake of breath. Then her small features all go to work. Eyes focus, brow furrows, and lips form a perfectly puckered pout through which her lungs can release their contents. Two fine full lungs let blow. Ten tiny fingers tightly clutch the stem as the seeds take flight. A swirl of life… Continue reading The Dandy Lion (Friday Fictioneers)

Book Reviews

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