Blog Tour Review: Key Player by Kelly Yang

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour for the fourth book in Kelly Yang’s fantastic Front Desk series, Key Player, which sees main character Mia navigate the 1999 Women’s World Cup that is pitting her two countries America and China against one another. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: My Mum is a Spy! by Jess French and Andy McNab, illustrated by Nathan Reed

Hello everybody! Today, we have a rare Sunday post because I’m on the blog tour for the super funny, animal-centric adventure My Mum is a Spy! with my review. Onto the post!


Review:

I hadn’t heard of this prior to being offered a copy, but I’m so glad I was as I had such fun reading it, and as it’s a younger MG, it was perfect as a read-in-one-sitting palate cleanser between some other things I was reading.

It’s the story of Idris and his (not official, but very close to being) step-sister Lucía, who is obsessed with all things spying and is convinced that Idris’s mum Sarah is in fact a spy. So when some pangolins go missing at the local zoo and Idris’s mum goes missing after she is behaving rather oddly on a trip to see what happened, Lucía is seemingly proven right and she teams up with Idris to get his mum back, and find out what happened to the missing animals too.

Idris is very understandably freaked out by all this, and I think it would be impossible for anyone not to empathise with him. Not to mention the fact he absolutely LOVES animals, which I think is one of the very best traits any person can have. Lucía is absolutely hilarious; she is so clever and funny and again, exactly the type of character I love. The plot is super fun and I liked the little twist we got, and the villain is exactly the type of high fashion, very glam person I am always down to love to hate. Obviously I do not condone her love of furs or being vile to animals, to be clear!!

There is a lovely little hint at the end (the last page made me smile SO MUCH, by the way, special shout out to the illustration there!) about what the next book in the series will be, and I’m definitely planning to pick it up because I just had the best time with this book.


Thank you so much for reading! What are your favourite wild animals? Have you read this book, or is it on your TBR? I’d love to have a chat in the comments!

Amy xx

Reviews: Summer Lovin’

Hello everybody! Today, I have kind of a random mishmash of things I’ve read in the last couple of months that I wanted to review now, and then I have some slightly more themed ones coming up in the next wee while. I’m trying not to be super rigid with my reading right now so I can mood read, so review posts going forward will probably have less clear themes, which I hope people don’t mind too much. Anyway, onto the post!


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Reviews: Heaven Sent, part 1

Hello everybody! Today, I’m here to finally review some books I’ve been sent by publishers, both for review purposes and as part of giveaways. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: Spellstoppers by Cat Gray

Hello everybody! Today, I’m bringing you another blog tour post, this time my review for Cat Gray’s wonderful MG fantasy debut, Spellstoppers. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: My Friend the Octopus by Lindsay Galvin

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really pleased to be bringing you my review of My Friend the Octopus, as part of its blog tour. Onto the post!


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Reviews: Happy Pride!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be reviewing some of the wonderful books with LGBTQ+ rep that I’ve read so far this month, in honour of it being pride and as part of my pal Ross’s amazing readathon. Onto the post!

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Blog Tour Review: Zo and the Forest of Secrets by Alake Pilgrim

Hi everybody! Today, I’m super excited to be part of the blog tour for Zo and the Forest of Secrets, which is Alake Pilgrim’s debut from Knights Of. Onto the post!


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Reviews: A Sensational Seven

Hello everybody! Today, I’m here to share some new reviews with you all, which I couldn’t think of a title for given I’ve been continuing to mood read, but when I realised there were seven, I had to work that into it given one of the books has a main character CALLED Seven. Onto the post!


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Reviews: Mood Ring May Reading

Hello everybody! Today, I have another review post for you, which doesn’t really have a theme because I saw someone coin the phrase mood reading May and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. There’s a fair bit of variety here so hopefully something for just about everyone! Onto the post!


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