Beetle Queen

Beetle Queen – Review

Continuing the adventures of Darkus, Victoria and Bertolt, ‘Beetle Queen’ is another wonderfully crafted book. Written by M.G. Leonard, illustrated by Elisabet Portabella and published by Chichen House Publishing, and as with ‘Beetle Boy’ the special edition has a decorated fore edge. Lucretia Cutter has got away at the end of ‘Beetle Boy’ to continue […]

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Tin

Tin – Review

Follow the ragtag band of mechanicals as they search for Christopher, who has been abducted by someone who wants to discover his deepest secrets. Throughout this gripping adventure, set in an England of alternative 1930s where mechanicals (robots) are common, there is a huge nod to ‘The Wizard of Oz’, a curmodgeonly wizard, evil witch, […]

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Meddling Kids

Meddling Kids – Review

Scooby Doo meets Cthulhu, with a smattering of Evil Dead. I had great hopes for this being a rollicking read with loads of adventure an chthonic mysteries, and do you know what? It delivered! Ancient evils, intelligent dogs, creepy old people, friendly local sheriff, First Nation character, and reformed Jock, it had it all and […]

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The Power

The Power – Review

Naomi Alderman’s novel ‘The Power’ is a well-deserved winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Naomi takes the idea of a change to which gender holds the reins of power and moves it along logical lines to a logical outcome, the end of the book gives this logical progression a wonderful twist. One […]

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Mirror Magic

Mirror Magic – Review

Magic in mirrors, alternative worlds, doorways through mirrors. All these topics had me so interested in this book when it arrived. I wasn’t disappointed, this was read in a day. Funny, fresh and exciting! Claire’s world is one set in the late 19th century where our world has separated from the magic a few hundred […]

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