As a kid, I never spent the Easter holidays racing around the countryside on my bike with my cousins solving crimes, but somehow this book managed to make me feel nostalgic for exactly that!
When I became friends with Amber Elby on Twitter, it was clear that we had loads in common, so I jumped at the chance to review her witchy, Shakespeare-inspired middle grade book, Cauldron’s Bubble. It’s just my cup of tea!
I’ve really been in the mood for romances recently, so bear with me if they aren’t your thing – I’ll be back to fantasy soon! In the meantime, here’s a romance with a mystery that I really enjoyed.
Mills and Boon have a great crop of historical romance recently! I’m excited to have had the chance to review this one as I think it’s a really fun example of the genre.
I’ve always had a soft spot for stories about boarding schools, so this middle grade mystery set at a posh English school looked like a great Halloween read for me! While this doesn’t get paranormal, it’s got a really cool creepy setting, where the school itself is almost a character…
When I finished the spectacular Ascension, I was so keen for the sequel I started reading it in the untranslated French! Turns out, there are a lot of spaceship words I don’t know, so I was thrilled to be approved for the translated Distortion on NetGalley.
I love food-based magic. Usually you see it most in middle grade (check out my reviews of Baker’s Magic and The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart!), but The Confectioner’s Guild is a fantastic example of a YA book with excellent food magic, gorgeously tasty descriptions, and plenty of adventure.