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Dragon Mountain
Book Review

Dragon Mountain

One of the downsides of being on furlough last year was that I missed out on so many ARCs not getting to me, one of the upsides of furlough last year was that when I did get back to work I had a large pile of books waiting for me to read. This was one …

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures
Book Review

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

I really love these books from Laura Ellen Anderson and think I look forward to a new adventure as much as the children in the shop (maybe even more). Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures sees the gang visiting the Yeti Pits to celebrate Grand-yeti’s 350th birthday party. This is very exciting in itself …

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday
Book Review

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

I really, really look forward to a new book from Laura Ellen Anderson and Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday kept up the streak of fun adventures that are great to read alone or to children. The Rainbow Rangers idea was brilliant, we all remember summer camps, some with love, others with less love and …

Potterism - August 2020
Publisher Profile

Handheld Press

Based in Bath, Handheld Press can be contact at: Website: www.handheldpress.co.uk Instagram: @handheldpress Twitter: @KateHandheld Email: enquiries [at] handheldpress.co.uk Handheld Press sells remarkable and wonderful stories from the past and the present. We publish the novels that you won’t want to put down, and the stories you’ll want to give as presents. Handheld Press books …

The Hollow Gods
Book Review

The Hollow Gods

I received The Hollow Gods from Netgalley for an honest review. Based in current day North America, it follows Kai, Miya, and Mason as they uncover and unravel the mythology of the Dreamwalker and the cycle of missing girls. The main characters are introduced early on and motivations are made clear from the start though …

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day
Book Review

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

I’ve had Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day on my TBR for a while, but have eventually got around to reading it, and have regretted the lost time. Dominique Valente gives us a wonderful adventure where Willow Moss discovers that no matter what other people say or think of you you are capable of …

The Christmasaurus
Book Review

The Christmasaurus

This is the story about William Trundle, Santa Claus and The Christmasaurus. William’s mum had died a long time ago, so it is just William and his dad. William is really into Dinosaurs so there are many wonderful surprises for him in the book, and William’s dad is really into Christmas so there are many …

The Gift of Dark Hollow
Book Review

The Gift Of Dark Hollow

The Gift of Dark Hollow is a wonderful follow-up to the first of the series, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear which was one of my favourite books of last year. We follow the further adventures of Podkin, Paz and Pook in their fight against the Gorm. In this book we follow them in their search …

Elizabeth & Zenobia
Book Review

Elizabeth & Zenobia

It’s actually been a while since I read Elizabeth and Zenobia and it still stands strong in my mind. A wonderful mystery with imaginary (?) friends, loss, obsession and certain Victorian sensibilities. Elizabeth moves to a big house in the countryside with forbidden areas and strange happenings, her father is distant but her imaginary friend …

The Owl Service
Book Review

The Owl Service

A children’s classic that has passed me by, along with so many others. It was reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan that I’ve realised I have such a huge hole in my reading, classic children’s fiction and I’m now trying to catch up on this now. The Owl Service is set in a house owned by …

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 …

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