Thanks to Hachette Children’s Group and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Despite the subject matter this story manages to be very sweet, full of hope, kindness and a (for me, much needed) reminder of the good examples of humanity.
Continue reading ““The Boy Who Steals Houses” by C.G. Drews”
Thanks to HarperCollins UK and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I honestly wasn’t really in the mood to read a fiction book as I’ve got a bunch of work related books to get through at the moment but, with a huge backlog to get through since being unwell, I grudgingly picked this up and….basically didn’t move again until I finished it.
Continue reading ““We, The Survivors” by Tash Aw”
Thanks to Hot Key Books and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review
As a rule I tend to review books by female authors. It’s not a fully conscious decision as such but I just tend to gel better with female perspectives, particularly when it comes to YA. When I read the premise for this book though, I was intrigued.
Continue reading ““The Secret Runners of New York” by Matthew Reilly”
Thanks to Bonnier Zaffre and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
You could be forgiven for thinking this novel would follow in a lovely jolly Swiss Family Robinson type fashion but you’d be very, very wrong. Think of it as less Swiss Family Robinson, more… The Shining.
Continue reading ““Mr Peacock’s Possessions” by Lydia Syson”
Thanks to Quercus Books and NetGalley for providing me with an Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
What a wonderfully strange and unusual novel.
Ostensibly this novel is about a dollmaker called Andrew and his pen pal Bamber. Andrew is on a cross country journey to meet with her after many years of correspondence. Sounds simple enough right? Wrong. So very wrong.
Continue reading ““The Dollmaker” by Nina Allan”
Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
Malay Witches in Regency England? Yup, I hit the request button at the speed of light when I saw this was available for request. This kind of book is right up my alley: Eastern Cultural focus? Check. Supernatural creatures and themes? Check. A diverse, female focused cast of characters? Double check!
Continue reading ““The True Queen” by Zen Cho”
Thanks to Dynamite Entertainment and Netgalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.
I was a huge Nancy Drew fan as a young girl (The Sign of the Twisted Candles was my jam) so I had to check this one out. In this graphic novel, Nancy Drew has been rebooted for a 21st century teen audience and some of the key characters we know and love have been updated accordingly.
Continue reading ““Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom” by Kelly Thompson”