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Battle of the Beetles

Battle of the Beetles – Review

There was such a wait for this final book in the trilogy, it was sooooo long, really looooong. The wait

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Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

June 2019 Roundup

Nothing DNFed this month at all, another book from Japan and a stunning anthology of working class writers. Had a

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A Pocketful of Stars

Books for August 2019

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already

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To Kill a Kingdom

To Kill a Kingdom – Review

Follow Lira and Elian in a adventure through Alexandra Christo’s fully-developed fantasy world which is based on a lot of

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The Maker of Monsters

The Maker of Monsters – Review

Another of a collection of books I was given by Oxford University Press Children for review, all of which have

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Embassy of the Dead

Embassy of the Dead – Review

A story of a misunderstanding, but a misunderstanding that drags Jake Green into the Embassy of the Dead in a

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Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys – Review

Another book I read a while back and am just getting around to reviewing. Jerome is 12, Jerome is black,

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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

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Fairlight Books – Publisher Profile

A regular feature where we give an independent publisher the chance to talk about themselves and their projects. When did

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Tilly and the Time Machine

Tilly and the Time Machine – Review

Tilly lives with her father, mum died a while back and Tilly’s perfect day would be to see her mum

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#20BooksOfSummer

#20BooksOfSummer

I’ve been finding it really hard to choose the next book I wanted to read as I have so (too)

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Pax

Pax – Review

I will make this clear right from the start. This book had me in tears at several points, the whole

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The Last Spell Breather

May 2019 Roundup

It’s been a good month for my reading this time, read some wonderful books across a lot of different genres

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Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns – Review

Three Dark Crowns is the start of a Y.A. fantasy series by Kendare Blake, and a good start at that,

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