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The Best of April

This blog was looking a little sad and neglected during April, but I have been soooo busy!! I completed my WIP all about spies and sirens, revised it, revised it again, felt like chucking the whole damn thing off a cliff...then decided it was as ready as it ever would be. So after weeks of… Continue reading The Best of April

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is a fantasy adventure set in a West African inspired fantasy world, Orïsha following the story of Zélie as she tries to bring magic back to the world. Before I go into the low down of the book....I just want to say I'm in awe of this author.… Continue reading Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


Beating a Writing Slump

There's something about January's that feel all slumpy and non-productive and kind of flat. I had powered ahead with my writing before January, stormed through edits and revisions, got full and partial requests and generally felt pretty great about where my ms was heading. Then there was January. And I could not find the motivation.… Continue reading Beating a Writing Slump

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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Who doesn't love an excellent retelling? Especially one of The Little Mermaid where Ariel is definitely not your average damsel in distress... To Kill a Kingdom is the debut novel by Alexandra Christo, published by Hot Key Books in the UK on 6th March and available for pre-order here And wow, what a debut! I devoured… Continue reading To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

I am absolutely delighted to include in this review an interview with the very lovely Shea Ernshaw, author of The Wicked Deep which is out on 8th March, published by Simon & Schuster Children's UK and available for pre-order now here The Wicked Deep is set in the town of Sparrow and the enchanting Lumiere Island,… Continue reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw


For the Love of Half Term

Who is loving half term? It feels like a holiday, no strict routine, less structure, more space and time for treats and fun. But it's only a week, so it's novel, the girls can bake, paint, go on muddy walks and build pillow forts, we can hang out in our pjs all morning because....well, just… Continue reading For the Love of Half Term

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

'I am a Belle. I control beauty.' I received a copy of The Belles in exchange for an honest review, and I cannot tell you enough how priveliged I feel to get to read this beautiful book before its release date on 8th February, and to experience the dark, decadent world of Orléans. The Belles… Continue reading The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton