Middle Grade on Monday: Beauty and the Beast – Jessica Gunderson

Revisit the tale of Beauty and the Beast. Beauty’s father gets lost in the woods and stumbles onto a castle. He reaches for a rose to bring to his daughter–but there’s a price. Will Beauty win her freedom, or be trapped in the Beast’s castle forever? This graphic novel is a very simplified mash-up of Beauty…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Beauty and the Beast – Jessica Gunderson

Middle Grade on Monday: The Boy Who Made the World Disappear – Ben Miller

‘Stories are often about a good person who does a Bad Thing, and this is no exception…’ Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw … He can’t control his temper! So when…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Boy Who Made the World Disappear – Ben Miller

Review The Devil’s Workshop (Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad #3) – Alex Grecian

April, 1890. London wakes to the shocking news of a mass prison escape. Walter Day and the Scotland Yard Murder Squad now face a desperate race against time: if the four convicted murderers aren’t recaptured before night settles, they’ll vanish into the dark alleys of London’s criminal underworld for ever. And in the midst of…… Continue reading Review The Devil’s Workshop (Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad #3) – Alex Grecian

Review Sky (The Huntress #2) – Sarah Driver

The trail of the Storm-Opals takes Mouse further than she has ever been before. With her little brother Sparrow and friend Crow alongside her, she stumbles into the world of Sky, where fortresses are hidden amongst the clouds, secret libraries (skybraries) nestle atop gigantic icebergs and the sky swirls with warring tribes and their ferocious…… Continue reading Review Sky (The Huntress #2) – Sarah Driver

Review The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) – Terry Pratchett

As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world… Before starting my reread, I thought that book 1 would be…… Continue reading Review The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) – Terry Pratchett

Review The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) – Terry Pratchett

On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE on the…… Continue reading Review The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) – Terry Pratchett

Review The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) – Genevieve Cogman

A corrupt countess A spy in danger And an assassin at large The fifth title in Genevieve Cogman’s witty and wonderful Invisible Library series, The Mortal Word is a rollicking literary adventure. Peace talks are always tricky, especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed. This rudely interrupts a top-secret summit between the warring dragons and…… Continue reading Review The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library #5) – Genevieve Cogman