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THE FIRE CHILD: A BOOK REVIEW

‘You will be dead by Christmas.’

This dramatic declaration, uttered by eight-year-old Jamie to his new step-mother, Rachel, is pivotal to ‘The Fire Child’ and as the summer months count down to Christmas the tension and intensity of the book builds a to nail-biting finale.  600 more words

Book Review

Fall Reads: Above the Waterfall

I purchased Ron Rash’s Above the Waterfall on a whim at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The gorgeous, eye-catching cover and intriguing story line drew me into this amazing book. 461 more words

The Girl From The Savoy - Book Review

 Author: Hazel Gaynor

Published: 8 September 2016
Reviewed: 26 September 2016

4 out of 5 stars
Copy supplied by HarperCollins in return for an honest review… 760 more words

Interview with Booki Vivat, Author and Illustrator of Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

Today we’re talking with SCBWI member and former Angelino, Booki Vivat. Her illustrated middle-grade novel, Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom (HarperCollins Children’s Books), became available on September 27, 2016. 728 more words

Illustrators

Strangers - Paul Finch

I generally like my crime fiction to be either classic Golden Age stuff (I’m a huge Dorothy L. Sayers fan) or a bit silly. I’m still hoping that Jasper Fforde will write more in the brilliant Nursery Crimes series – it took the mickey out of all the clichés of crime fiction and finally answered the vital question of whether gingerbread is a cake or a biscuit – and am planning to work my way through Ian Sansom’s County Guides book. 382 more words

Jane

Book Review - Sweet Girl by Travis Mulhauser...

A fiercely compelling debut about a sixteen-year old girl whose search for her missing mother leads to a life-or-death struggle
Percy is sixteen and used to her mama disappointing her. 339 more words

Blogging

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Synopsis:

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. 437 more words

Fiction