Middle Grade on Monday: The Clockwork Crow (#1) – Catherine Fisher

Travelling to a new home with an unknown new family, orphan Seren Rees is shivering in a Victorian station waiting room, when she is given a mysterious newspaper parcel by a strange and frightened man, who then disappears. Reluctantly she takes it with her… But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Clockwork Crow (#1) – Catherine Fisher

Random Read: A Rant Review for A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) – Soman Chainani

After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn’t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates to the School for Good and Evil open once…… Continue reading Random Read: A Rant Review for A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) – Soman Chainani

Review Mortmain Hall (Rachel Savernake #2) – Martin Edwards

1930. A chilling encounter on London’s Necropolis Railway leads to murder. At the Old Bailey, a man accused of a “blazing car” killing escapes the gallows after a surprise witness give sensational evidence. And journalist Jacob Flint finds himself framed for murder. To save himself, Jacob needs to discover what links these strange events to…… Continue reading Review Mortmain Hall (Rachel Savernake #2) – Martin Edwards

Review The Angel of the Crows – Katherine Addison

In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings under a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human,…… Continue reading Review The Angel of the Crows – Katherine Addison

Review Life in the Victorian Asylum – Mark Stevens

Have you ever wondered what life was like for the thousands of ordinary people who experienced Victorian mental health care? Life in the Victorian Asylum is the story of those ordinary people. It details their daily routine, the treatments they were offered and the rules to which they had to conform. Immerse yourself in the…… Continue reading Review Life in the Victorian Asylum – Mark Stevens

Middle Grade on Monday: Shadowsea (Cogheart Adventures #4) – Peter Bunzl

Swept into the bright hustle and bustle of New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin discover shadowy secrets lie beneath its surface. For there are chilling goings-on in their hotel… A strange boy held captive, haunted by an undersea mystery; and a revengeful villain with a treacherous plan. Searching for clues, Robert and Lily are plunged…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: Shadowsea (Cogheart Adventures #4) – Peter Bunzl

Review The Mask of a Thousand Tears – David Chauvel & Roberto Ali

After a horrific battle in a mythical Asian land, a peasant soldier with a mysterious past encounters a young woman who has come to find the body of her dead fiancĂ©. She is determined to travel to Takedo Castle and get her hands on the Mask of a Thousand Tears, a golden mask which will…… Continue reading Review The Mask of a Thousand Tears – David Chauvel & Roberto Ali

Middle Grade on Monday: The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm #3) – Michael Buckley

For Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, the latest in a long line of fairy-tale detectives, there is one mystery they want to solve more than all the others: Who kidnapped their parents more than a year ago? Sabrina enters the hideout of the Scarlet Hand, the sinister group of Everafters who are keeping her parents prisoner.…… Continue reading Middle Grade on Monday: The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm #3) – Michael Buckley

Review Attack of the Necron (Warped Galaxies #1) – Cavan Scott

On the hive world of Targian, Zelia Lor helps her mother search for ancient tech, digging up treasures of the past on the wind-blown plains. They are happy. They are safe. All that changes when the Necrons attack. Without warning, a host of robotic ships appear in the skies above Targian and rip the planet…… Continue reading Review Attack of the Necron (Warped Galaxies #1) – Cavan Scott