Book Review: Guardians of the Wild Unicorns – Lindsay Littleson

Title: Guardians of the Wild UnicornsAuthor: Lindsay LittlesonPublisher: KelpiesPublication date: 21st February 2019 Synopsis ‘Across the moor galloped a huge dark beast; a heavily muscled horse with a gleaming, rippling black mane. The animal reared up, its hooves cutting the sky, its silken tail streaming like a banner. Its spiralled horn glinted in the sun.’ Lewis is cold, wet and […]

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Blog Tour and Book Review: The Year After You – Nina de Pass

Synopsis On New Years Eve in San Francisco, Cara is in a deadly car crash. Incredibly, she survives, but her best friend Georgina is not so lucky. Consumed by guilt and grief, Cara is sent to a Swiss boarding school by her mother, believing it will be the fresh start Cara needs. But Cara knows […]

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Book Review: The Star-spun Web – Sinéad O’Hart

Title: The Star-spun WebAuthor: Sinéad O’HartPublisher: Stripes (Little Tiger)Publication date: 7th February 2019 Synopsis With her passion for scientific experimentation and her pet tarantula Violet, Tess de Sousa is no ordinary orphan. When a stranger shows up at Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, claiming to be a distant relative come to adopt her, Tess […]

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Mini Book Review: Two Can Keep A Secret – Karen M. McManus

Title: Two Can Keep A SecretAuthor: Karen M. McManusPublisher: Penguin BooksPublication date: Out now Synopsis Echo Ridge is reeling. This picturesque town, nestled near the Canadian border, experienced its first tragic loss in 1995 when high-school senior Sarah Corcoran vanished while walking home from the library. Then five years ago, homecoming queen Lacey Kilduff was […]

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Book Review: The Binding – Bridget Collins

The Binding - Bridget Collins

Title: The BindingAuthor: Bridget CollinsPublisher: Borough Press, HarperCollinsPublication date: Out now Synopsis Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.He […]

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Book Review: The Flower Girls – Alice Clark-Platts

The Flower Girls - Alice Clark-Platts

Title: The Flower GirlsAuthor: Alice Clark-PlattsPublisher: Raven Books (Bloomsbury)Publication date: 24th January 2019 (UK) Synopsis THREE CHILDREN WENT OUT TO PLAY. ONLY TWO CAME BACK.The Flower Girls. Laurel and Primrose.One convicted of murder, the other given a new identity.Now, nineteen years later, another child has gone missing.And the Flower Girls are about to hit the […]

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Book Review: The Last – Hanna Jameson

There is nothing better than the feeling of reading the first 20 pages of a book and immediately sinking into another world, feeling like you’re there, watching the story unfold. That is exactly what happened to me when I started reading The Last. I’ve read many dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic novels but The Last is […]

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Book Review: Vote for Effie – Laura Wood

Title: Vote for EffieAuthor: Laura WoodPublisher: ScholasticPublication date: 3rd January 2019 Synopsis The last thing Effie Kostas needs right now is to be running a high-stakes campaign for Student Council President against the most popular boy in school. But she’s not about to sit quietly by in the face of great injustice – so the […]

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Book Review: Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott

Title: Five Feet ApartAuthor: Rachael LippincottPublisher: Simon and SchusterPublication date: 10th January 2019 (UK) Synopsis Stella Grant likes to be in control – even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself […]

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Book Review: The Dog That Saved Christmas – Nicola Davies

Title: The Dog That Saved ChristmasAuthor(s): Nicola Davies (Author), Mike Byrne (Illustrator)Publisher: Barrington StokePublication Date: Out now Synopsis “For most kids, Christmas is the best time of the year. For Jake, it’s a nightmare. He hates the bright lights, the noise and the way everything around him feels different and strange. But then Jake meets […]

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