Hi everyone, I hope you all are enjoying this little journey through the dark and twisted side of tween fiction reads. If you liked the last two weeks’ posts then you might enjoy this week’s one. It’s not just about one story, this delightful book I found is a compilation of short stories, all set to the tune of horror. And truth be told, not for the faint of heart either!! Continue reading “The cabinet of curiosities: 36 tales brief and sinister by Stefan Bachmann”
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”
Hi there, for the month of October, I will bring in my powers of librarianship into play and feature everything spooky and scary!! Continue reading “Welcome to October!!”
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.”
This week’s post is a young adult title I found truly inspiring. It features the story of one teenage scientist called Jack Andraka. Yes, he really is a scientist, and a brilliant one at that! So if I have piqued your interest, read on! Continue reading “Breakthrough by Jack Andraka”
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”