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To Kill a Kingdom
Book Review

To Kill a Kingdom

Follow Lira and Elian in a adventure through Alexandra Christo’s fully-developed fantasy world which is based on a lot of different fairy tales and myths but does seem to loan heavily from Greek mythology. There is also the romance where the participants are from either side of the battle, so has a little feeling of …

The Maker of Monsters
Book Review

The Maker of Monsters

Another of a collection of books I was given by Oxford University Press Children for review, all of which have been great. We find ourselves in a world ravaged my magical wars where to live outside the City is meant to be a death sentence. However Brat and his master do, his master is consumed …

Embassy of the Dead
Book Review

Embassy of the Dead

Embassy of the Dead is a story of a misunderstanding, but a misunderstanding that drags Jake Green into the Embassy of the Dead in a race against time and could cost him his life. From the start this is a fast-paced adventure with a lot of humour and spookiness, with a great central character who …

Ghost Boys
Book Review

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys is another book I read a while back and am just getting around to reviewing. Jerome is 12, Jerome is black, Jerome is shot dead by police whilst playing with a toy gun. The story then continues of what happened up to and including where Jerome is murdered, but it also goes past …

Browse a Bookshop

The Second Shelf, London

The next shop in the Browse A Bookshop feature is The Second Shelf in Soho, one I’m so looking forward to visiting on my next visit to London. The Second Shelf 14 Smiths Court, London, UK W1D 7DW Tel: 020 3490 2800 Website: https://thesecondshelf.com Twitter: @secondshelfbks Facebook: @thesecondshelf Instagram: @secondshelfbooks Opening hours: Sunday – Monday: …

Publisher Profile

Fairlight Books

Fairlight Books is based in Oxford and can be contacted through: Website: https://www.fairlightbooks.co.uk/ Twitter: @FairlightBooks Facebook: @FairlightBooks Instagram: @FairlightBooks Telephone: 01865 957790 Fairlight Books has one aim – to celebrate quality writing and promote the best of new and contemporary literary fiction. Based in the thriving and energetic publishing hub of Oxford, we’re a young, …

Tilly and the Time Machine
Book Review

Tilly and the Time Machine

Tilly lives with her father, mum died a while back and Tilly’s perfect day would be to see her mum again. Dad is a sort of distracted, mad scientist, as all fathers in fiction are, or at least should be. Deemed too ‘mad’ for the government department that he worked for he was let go. …

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