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Book Review: Flight by Vanessa Harbour

RATING: 5/5 I came across this middle-grade World War II adventure story by Vanessa Harbour when I attended an online workshop by the Golden Egg Academy. Published by Firefly Press this book has been out in the UK for a couple of years, but the recommendation sent me looking for it and I'm so glad… Continue reading Book Review: Flight by Vanessa Harbour

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

Rating 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 beautiful presence.… Continue reading Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

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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: 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

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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

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

RATING: 3/5 BLURB: Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so,… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Book Review: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

RATING: 4/5 This book is as delicious and magical as its title suggests. You'll find it in the 9-11 year category, but much like other books that sit there, it has the ability to capture the child in all of us. Which is lucky for me as I am currently reading my way through this… Continue reading Book Review: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis