If you’ve been here a while you might know that I’m a massive fan of Julie Abe and her Eva Evergreen books – they’re some of my favourite middle grade fantasies, so I jumped on the opportunity to take part in the blog tour for her latest book, Alliana, Girl of Dragons. And it’s just as wonderful!
It’s my stop on the blog tour for this fun and exciting middle grade fantasy!
I’ve read a number of middle grade books recently with fabulously determined, powerful girls at the forefront, so I thought I’d scoop them up into one post for you as a kind of showcase of fun heroines! All of these books were sent to me free of charge, either as e-ARCs via NetGalley or as physical proofs, but as ever that doesn’t affect my opinions. There’s a wide range, from modern day thriller to historical fantasy, so hopefully something will catch your eye…
Today I’m so happy to be helping kick off the blog tour for Sister to a Star, a new middle grade adventure full of Hollywood hijinks and sibling drama! I don’t often read middle grade contemporary, but you may or may not know that I really love behind-the-scenes stuff on films and TV shows, so Evie’s journey as a young stunt fencer was really tempting. I just finished the book over the weekend and it’s absolutely delightful – but I’m not posting a review today! Instead I have something special to show you: a letter from author Eloise Smith to her unpublished self.
This magical middle grade read is everything I could have hoped for, with a talking cat, a plucky heroine, and Girl Guides that are witches!
As promised, here’s part two of my round-up of middle grade books I’ve read recently! If you missed part one last week, you can find it here. All of these books were sent to me as E-ARCs via NetGalley, but all opinions are my own.Continue reading “Middle Grade Mini-Reviews, Part Two”
I’ve read quite a few middle grade books recently that I don’t quite have a whole post’s worth of thoughts on, so here are some quick thoughts about each! I’ll split this post into two parts so that it doesn’t get too long, so look out for part two next week.
I was sent e-ARCs of all of these books via NetGalley, apart from Escape Room, which Nosy Crow sent me a physical proof of. As always though, all opinions are my own!Continue reading “Middle Grade Mini-Reviews, Part One”
The Pilgrim siblings are back for another adventure – and this time the mirror takes them to 1947!Continue reading “Review: A Secret in Time by Sally Nicholls”
A dark middle grade fantasy with a great cat companion!Continue reading “Review: Maggie Blue and the Dark World”
I’ve read the first two books in this fab new middle grade mystery series close together, so this will be a combined review!Continue reading “Review: Jane Austen Investigates: The Abbey Mystery and The Burglar’s Ball”