Hi all, this week I have a slightly different book reviewed. It’s still in line with the theme of horror but is set in Victorian times, so has a bit of an historical flavour to it. I won’t be giving much away but I think the title speaks for itself. Continue reading “The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier”
Hi there, welcome to this month of ghosts, creepy crawlies and everything horror!! This first post features an entertaining set of books by best-selling Chris Grabenstein on ghosts and ghouls! Spoiler Alert: If you are not a fan of horror, mystery and gore, best to avoid this one, as it has them all mixed in with a decent dosage of humour. Also, not for night time reading, unless it’s your thing; then by all means please read on!! Continue reading “A Haunted Mystery series by Chris Grabenstein”
So this week I felt like writing an extra post to tell you a little bit about how I got into Tween reads to begin with. It all started while I was waiting for a bus one winter evening, reading the first few chapters of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. I had started Chapter 4 when my bus came. I decided to stop and start when I got home. I read the rest of it through the night. Fell asleep around midnight!! The book had literally grabbed me by my collar and dragged me into its depths. I was hooked. Needless to say, I devoured the whole series in due course. And the rest, well, my appetite for adventure reads had taken root and every single adventure-themed tween book that came my way made it’s journey towards this day. Harry Potter was the first of many. Discovering Rick Riordan’s series of books recently has been a blast.
Continue reading “My view on adventure reads.”
Hi there, this week I’ve chosen a slightly different title to showcase. It grabbed me for its simple cover design and lovely story. Basically it’s about a boy who meets a girl, and what happens afterwards. Have a read of this delightful, heart-warming story!! Continue reading “A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar”
This week’s tween review is on a book that fell outside of the usual confines for me. Instead of looking at adventure or mystery, I chose to review a book that related to issues that were more current. This title addresses the topic of grief and loss, and how it affects young people today. Be prepared to read through the night!! Continue reading “Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg-Sloan”
Hi there, this week’s review is of an adventure trilogy I enjoyed featuring an interesting pair of twins. One of the many things that fascinate me is the history of words and these three books answer some of the questions that used to puzzle me. Hope you find some nuggets of wisdom too!! Continue reading “The Word Hunters series”