Hello everybody! Today, I’m super excited to be part of the blog tour for Skye McKenna’s wonderful debut Hedgewitch, which I reviewed in this post. Onto the post, in which I was lucky enough to interview Skye about her writing!
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Hello everybody! Today it’s time for the second installment of the Marlin Mysteries Marathon, a buddy read I’m doing with my friends Rachael and Lily.
Again, I’d like to put it out there that I’ve read this a LOT of times and I don’t know what counts as spoilery anymore to be honestly, so if you’ve not read this, it might not be the best idea to keep reading if you don’t want to know some plot details going in. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! As you may have seen if you follow me on social media, me and my lovely friends Rachael, Louise and Lily are going to be reading the Laura Marlin Mysteries series together over the next few months, and posting about our thoughts on our blogs during the same week.
So, today, I’m going to be chatting about Dead Man’s Cove, which I’ve loved since I was like 10, and thoroughly enjoyed rereading recently. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! Today, I’m absolutely honoured to be part of the blog tour for the final book in the Taylor and Rose series, in which I’ll be saying goodbye to characters I’ve been reading about since I was 13. I have very specific and distinct memories around reading each book and I’m tearing up even writing this, to give you an idea of what this series means to me.
Anyway, the author Katherine Woodfine has been lovely enough to write a post recommending her top 5 MG books set in New York, so onto the post!
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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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Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing a post I’ve kind of wanted to do for years but somehow never have even though I see it done loads on Booktube, which is to recommend a book based on one certain other book/series. I’m a bit nervous in case people don’t like my version of it and my choices, but anyway, onto the post!
If you liked COUNTING BY SEVENS, then try OCTOBER, OCTOBER
These probably don’t sound that similar on paper, particularly as one takes place in Britain while the other is in America, but something about the writing just really strongly reminded me of reading Counting by 7s years ago when I picked up October, October earlier this month, after Rach recommended it to me. They’re both very special, powerful contemporaries with beautiful messages.
If you liked the SORROW DUOLOGY, then try the STORM WITCH books
If I’m ever reading YA fantasy, it’s generally because it’s political fantasy in some way, and hearing Sorrow was like the West Wing in a different world is definitely what convinced me to give it a chance. Storm Witch is middle grade, but it too has a formidable main character who I love a great deal, and it has similar vibes in terms of the power struggle, even though Storm Witch has a bit more magic.
If you liked LETTERS TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, then try ANNA AT WAR
These are both set in a similar time period, and Letters explores the story of British evacuees in World War Two, but Anna at War focuses on a Jewish German girl who has come to Britain on the Kindertransport. I love both of them desperately.
If you liked A GIRL CALLED OWL/SHADOWS OF WINTERSPELL, try THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIANS
These aren’t exactly the same because Amy Wilson’s work is contemporary and the Midnight Guardians is historical, but if you enjoy reading about fae and adventures and friendship, I think you’d probably enjoy one if you liked the other.
If you like SOPHIE ANDERSON’S WRITING, try THE WILD MAGIC TRILOGY
The fairytale/folk tale, slightly ethereal vibe that Sophie’s work has, particularly in the Castle of Tangled Magic, is why I’ve paired them with this trilogy, which begins with Begone the Raggedy Witches. They’re really interesting fantasies that are a bit different to the majority of MG fantasy, the writing is beautiful and I think the stories they have to tell are so wonderful.
Would you be interested in seeing more posts like this? Are there any specific books you’d want to be included if I did do any? I’d love to hear in the comments! Amy x
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be review some of the mystery books I really enjoyed last year. I’m a huge fan of the genre and I had such a good time reading and choosing the books to include in here, even though it was delayed a bit due to uni taking over my life in the last couple months of 2020. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! Today, I couldn’t be more thrilled to share my interview with Emma Carroll, whose books I’ve been raving about constantly since I started this blog. Her new novella the Ghost Garden is out tomorrow, and I highly recommend it. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! Today, I’m finally starting to share my favourites lists of 2020 with my middle grade picks, and then my YA/adult list will hopefully follow in the next few days. I loved all of these a lot, and I’m sure their authors aren’t reading, but if any are then I want to say thank you for making a difficult year a bit brighter. Onto the post!
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Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be actually reviewing some of the incredible books I’ve read this year, which I keep trying to do better at and utterly failing in the process. It would be really hard to catch up on all the ones I haven’t at this point, so although there are others I’ve really loved recently, these are just some of the middle grades that I particularly wanted to recommend that I haven’t enough or at all (and hopefully, one day, I will manage to have talked about everything I haven’t yet, given I read some of these in December and have been meaning to review them ever since). Onto the post!
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