Book Review: The Devil’s Dice by Roz Watkins

The Blurb: ‘A pacy, twisty read that had me on the edge of my seat…what a brilliant debut! ’KL Slater A SHOCKING DEATH A lawyer is found dead in a Peak District cave, his face ribboned with scratches. A SINISTER MESSAGE Amidst rumours of a local curse, DI Meg Dalton is convinced this is cold-blooded … Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Dice by Roz Watkins

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Saturday Shelf Selections: 17th Feb

  Confession: a couple of weeks ago I had the idea of starting a weekly post featuring what titles I had bought/ received, the idea being that it would show what reviews will be coming up and what publications are out soon. Of course I then promptly forgot, and here we are. So from now on … Continue reading Saturday Shelf Selections: 17th Feb

Book Review: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

The Blurb: ‘I’ve googled it, how to die,’ Jenny says to Maureen. ‘It was full of climbing this mountain, swimming that sea, becoming a marathon runner and raising millions for charity.’ ‘Sounds like bloody hard work. You can make it more fun than that surely?’ Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

Mancub reviews: Defender of The Realm by Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler

I am handing the blog over to my eldest today to review a book my kids have kindly been sent to read and LOVED so we thought a post of its own was in order and hopefully if it goes down well he will want to come and write more for me. He loves a book dab... Defenders of … Continue reading Mancub reviews: Defender of The Realm by Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler

Book Review: The Queen Of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

The Blurb: Have you ever wished for a different mother? Dido has... Dido Sylvia Jones is six years and twenty-seven days old when she moves from London squat to suburban Essex and promptly falls in love with Tom Trevelyan, the boy next door. It's not just Tom that Dido falls for, though: it's also his … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen Of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin

Book Review: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Blurb: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and … Continue reading Book Review: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Saturday Shelf Selections

I thought I'd start a weekly feature that shares what titles I've added to my TBR pile in the week; so it will feature any purchases, review copies, Netgalley ARCS, competition wins and library borrows! The idea being it promotes what's out there and also upcoming reviews I'll be doing (& probably panic me about the hugeness of … Continue reading Saturday Shelf Selections

Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12

I've received a couple of requests in the past few months (and witnessed a couple of tweets also) asking for author/series/title recommendations for children of various ages. I love these requests as it's always enlightening to see what other kids' have enjoyed reading and there's always an abundance of great advice on Twitter so you … Continue reading Kids Read for Fun – Our Thumbs-up Recommendations Ages 7-12

Book Review: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale The Blurb: Do you remember when you believed in magic? The Emporium opens with the first frost of winter. It is the same every year. Across the city, when children wake to see ferns of white stretched across their windows, or walk to school to hear ice crackling underfoot, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale