Sea is Sarah Driver’s debut novel and it’s packed full of adventure.  Readers 9+ will love this quest! Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 6700 KB Print Length: 336 pages Publisher: Egmont (6 April 2017) Language: English ASIN: B01M16E59T In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed…

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You probably know by now that I’m reducing my days at work from September (this academic year has literally had wings!).  I love my job and I’m passionate about our school community and I feel blessed that this is something I can do. When there’s…

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As you might guess from my love of colour I’m a ‘visual’ person.  Colours are so important in my life!  They have the power to affect change on subtle levels as well as making a difference to space and temperature in relation to interior decor.  I…

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In March 2016, Annemarie Neary was in my hot seat chatting about her novel Siren.  I’m honoured to have been able to read her latest release, The Orphans, ahead of publication (you’re in for a page turning read!). The Orphans is publishing today in Kindle…

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I have a guest review for you today from Laura for The Favourite, S V Berlin’s debut novel which publishes 3rd August by Myriad Editions.   Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Myriad Editions (3 Aug. 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 0993563384 ISBN-13: 978-0993563386 A compelling literary debut that explores the dark heart of…

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When I blogged about the Choc Lit on Tour event I shared that I have interacted with Jan Brigden via social media for a few years.  I remember how excited I was for Jan when she won Choc Lit’s Search for a Star competition!  Kate…

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I’m delighted to be sharing with you my review of Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy as part of the blog tour organised by Penguin Random House.   Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Penguin (6 July 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 0241305462 ISBN-13: 978-0241305461 When Liv and Nora decide to take…

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Don’t you just love a story that hooks you in with the prologue and Where the Wild Cherries Grow certainly did that for me!  I had so many questions in April 1919 … and as in Laura Madeleine’s debut novel, The Confectioner’s Tale, I was…

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The blurb for See you in the Cosmos, Jack Cheng’s debut for young readers drew me in.  “An astonishingly moving middle-grade debut about a space-obsessed boy’s quest for family and home. “ We all need roots and to belong somewhere don’t we! Format: Kindle Edition File…

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