The Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name Blog Tour: Author Interview with Reece Carter

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour for Reece Carter’s debut the Girl, the Ghost and the Lost Name, which is on my Halloween tbr for sure. Onto the post!


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War of the Winds Blog Tour: Guest Post from Victoria Williamson

Hello everybody! Today, I’m here with a blog tour post, with a piece from author Victoria Williamson on her main character Max. Onto the post!


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What’s New Harper Drew? Talent Show Takeover Blog: Guest Post from Kathy Weeks

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so thrilled to be welcoming Kathy Weeks- author of the wonderful, hilarious Harper Drew books, the second of which I’m very excited to read soon- to share a post about writing diary-style books. Onto the post!


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Stone Blog Tour: Guest Post from Finbar Hawkins

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour for Finbar Hawkins’ Halloween-set new release Stone, hosting a guest post from the author. Onto the post!


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The Whisperling Blog Tour: Author Interview with Hayley Hoskins

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for the Whisperling, Hayley Hoskins’ debut novel. I’m so excited to get to this soon! Onto the post!


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The Spell Tailors Blog Tour: Guest Post and Review

Hello everybody! Today, I’m ever so excited to be part of the blog tour for James Nicol’s the Spell Tailors, a book I have been eagerly anticipating since the end of his Apprentice Witch trilogy in 2019. I have both a playlist from James to share, and my review. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Extract: The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden

Hello everybody! Today, I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for new YA book, the First Thing About You. I have an extract to share with you, and I’m of course excited to read a book featuring an Own Voices disabled protagonist. Onto the post!


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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

Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief Blog Tour: Guest Post by David Owen

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour for David Owen’s first middle grade book Alex Neptune: Dragon Thief with a guest post from David, and even better, today is his book birthday. Onto the post!


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