Blog Tour Review: His Royal Hopeless by Chloë Perrin

Hello everybody! Today, I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Chloë Perrin’s debut His Royal Hopeless, which came out on the 2nd of September with Chicken House. Onto the post!


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Diary of an Accidental Witch Blog Tour: Author Interview with Perdita and Honor Cargill

Hello everybody! Today, I’m super excited to be part of the blog tour for Perdita and Honor Cargill’s lovely new middle grade book, Diary of an Accidental Witch, with my review of the book and an author interview. Onto the post!

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Blog Tour Review: Song of the Far Isles by Nicholas Bowling

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so pleased to be part of the blog tour for Nicholas Bowling’s new release Song of the Far Isles. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really pleased to be part of the blog tour for the incredibly moving YA book the Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, with my review. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll

Hello everybody! Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing my review of Elle McNicoll’s stunning second book Show Us Who You Are, as part of the blog tour. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for the 2nd book in the Umbrella Mouse duology, with my review of Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue. Onto the post!


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Blog Tour Review: Demelza and the Spectre Detectors

Hello everybody! Today, I’m so excited to be part of the Demelza and the Spectre Detectors blog tour, and share my review for this fantastic new middle Grade mystery with a paranormal twist. Onto the post!


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I love middle grade mysteries so much, and I especially love when one does something unusual, which is what this does incredibly well. It’s about a girl named Demelza, who discovers that despite being a scientist with no belief in paranormal beings, she can in fact see ghosts and it is her family’s duty to help others communicate with the dead. Then her Grandma Maeve gets kidnapped by people who wish to use their ability for evil, and she must save her with the help of her best friend Percy. Demelza is an absolutely brilliant heroine; she’s funny and clever and I loved her determination, and I also really liked the way she tries to treat everyone with kindness so long as they are kind to her, and that she looks beyond first impressions and gives people a chance based on their true selves. I also thought Percy and Grandma Maeve were great characters, and while I don’t want to spoil the twist I was kicking myself for WEEKS after finishing this that I didn’t see it coming; it took me totally by surprise! The worldbuilding was another huge highlight, because it was all so well crafted and I feel like this gave me a really comprehensive idea of what Spectre detecting is and I’m so pleased this is a series so we can explore more elements of it because this is a fantastic debut, and I can’t wait to read more from Holly Rivers! 4.5/5

DEMELZA & THE SPECTRE DETECTORS by Holly Rivers out now in paperback (£6.99, Chicken House)


Have you read this book, or are you planning to? Do you have any recommendations for something similar? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Ten Books I Have Food Related Memories Of

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing bookish memories linked to which foods I was eating as I read them as part of Top Ten Tuesday. I only remember most of these because there are photos of it on Instagram, and then the rest are recent(ish) ones! Onto the post!


The Boy at the Back of the Class– apparently I was snacking on Giant Buttons when I started this. It’s a really lovely book, and I’m so excited that the author’s second is out next month.

North Child– this book is very long (and also very good), and I ate a lot of Dairy Milk Caramel whilst reading it for some reason.

Murder Most Unladylike– I was eating a krispie cake when I first read this, which has gone on to become one of my favourite books ever.

The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock– I was eating chocolate ice cream when I started this, according to the Instagram photo, which I think might be my first ever.

A Sky Painted Gold– I consumed about 3 packets of polo mints the day I read this, because my nausea was really bad and I was struggling to move and I sat on the couch with this and my polo mints and water and went to the 1920s.

The Princess who Flew with Dragons– I read this the day after a bad fall, and I consumed at least a few chapters while eating ginger biscuits. Again, these are good for nausea, which is why I like them.

Boy Meets Hamster– I finished this while eating Dairy Milk and drinking milk, according to my Instagram. The book is super sweet and lovely, and I’m very excited for the sequel due out next month (Boy Meets Ghoul).

The Storm Keeper’s Island- I read this whilst I was in hospital last year, and I vividly remember eating a Freddo the night of my surgery and trying to read more of this, which is brilliant. I did not, given that I was on quite heavy meds and in considerable pain, make much progress with either.

Lightning Chase Me Home– I brought this with me to my annual MRI scan a few months ago and very much enjoyed its company with some Maltesers in the cafeteria before I was due to get my scan.

Our Life in a Day– I was eating mint chocolate chip ice cream when I read the opening chapters of this, which is a really interesting and clever contemporary that I read at the start of the month.


Which books do you have food-related memories of? Do we share any, or have any snack preferences in common? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Review: Gruffles and the Killer Sheep Blog Tour

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for the newest addition to the Ganster School series, Gruffles and the Killer Sheep, with my review! Onto the post!


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Review: Peril en Pointe Blog Tour

Hello everybody! Today, I’m really excited to be part of the Peril en Pointe Blog tour, with my review of the book. Onto the post!


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