Children's fiction, Young Adult/Children

The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins

When I started this story, I did not think I would enjoy it much. I thought that it was written for a younger audience, and I might not appreciate it as such. By the time I finished it, I realised that I liked it because it was aimed at a younger audience and had a… Continue reading The Sisters of Straygarden Place by Hayley Chewins

Children's fiction, Drama

What Stars Are Made of by Sarah Allen

I managed to stick to my binge posting till I missed just one day. I am hoping to get back in the groove, but understandably it starts with one post at a time. This is a good book to attempt another streak. It is still available to request on NetGalley as of the writing of… Continue reading What Stars Are Made of by Sarah Allen

Children's fiction, Young Adult/Children

The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

It is hard to come across a book like this. At least, it has been for me. The biggest highlight of its 'difference' is that the children act their age, and there are no romantic entanglements in this. It is purely a book about friendship, and despite its meagre beginnings, the power it can hold… Continue reading The Edge of Anything by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Children's fiction, Young Adult/Children

Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne

Due to my infrequent association with middle-grade fiction, I have very minimal expectations once I realise I am reading one. I do not read the blurb of a book once I have queued it into my reading for thrills. This is one book which tackles quite desperate situations, prejudices, all the while not talking down… Continue reading Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne

Children's fiction, Young Adult/Children

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris; Shelly Brown

I may not read a lot of books targeting a younger audience, but I do try and pick up the ones I feel interested in. I recently really enjoyed one but did not gel entirely with it. We have a precocious main character who is well versed in Marine Biology because of her mother. The… Continue reading Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris; Shelly Brown

Children's fiction, Fantasy, Uncategorized

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki I stumbled on this multiple times before I decided to give it a shot also since I once again forgot that the next two books were not available to me at this time, I will probably only listening to this one and may look out for the others. That may seem like… Continue reading The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde