The Smoke Thieves

The Smoke Thieves – Review

The Smoke Thieves is the first in a new series by Sally Green, the tone is quite low-fantasy throughout, more an adventure but with demons and demon smoke permeating the story. Demons aren’t really explained in this book, lots of allusion and ideas but nothing solid, as diaphanous as the smoke. It is quite a […]

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Cogheart

Cogheart – Review

Cogheart was Peter Bunzel’s debut novel, and what a debut. Cogheart was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017, and for the Branford Boase Award 2017. It was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for August 2016. It won the Dudley Teen Book Award and Sefton Super Reads Award 2017. It was also nominated for […]

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The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy Who Grew Dragons – Review

This had (shamefully) been on my TBR list for a long time, I initially got it to join in with #PrimarySchoolBookClub but in the end didn’t have the time to join in. From the start of this wonderful book I was gripped and really wanted to know what happened and was disappointed that it was […]

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Isle of Blood and Stone – Review

A land devastated by betrayal, full of intrigue and beset by sea serpents. Isle of Blood and Stone has been one of my favourite recent reads. It is set in a low-fantasy setting with ghosts and sea serpents with as flavour of the Spanish main. A mystery has to be solved and it falls to […]

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