The Giver by Lois Lowry

the giver lois lowry

I’m not quite sure why I haven’t read the Giver before now. And I’m not quite sure why I really wanted to read it now. Someone recommended it, but I can’t remember who. Thank you, anyway. The Giver is dystopian fiction. Without guns. Without violence. The main character is 12 (looking at the film publicity […]

Red Leaves by Sita Brahmachari

Red Leaves Sita Brahmachari

Aisha is a thirteen-year-old refugee living in London. Happy for the first time since leaving her war-torn home, she is devastated when her foster mother announces that a new family has been found for her and she will be moving on. Feeling rejected and abandoned, Aisha packs her bags and runs away, seeking shelter in […]

John Scalzi’s Lock In

Lock In John Scalzi

I’ve read quite a bit of Scalzi’s work over the last year or so. Starting with Old Man’s War and the rest of the series. I loved it, particularly Zoe’s Tale. So when I found Unlocked, the prequel to Lock In free online, I devoured it. And couldn’t wait to get my hands on the […]

Nerdy, shy and socially inappropriate. By Cynthia Kim


Station Eleven. Survival is insufficient.


Buy at hive Buy at amazon Buy on Kindle An explosion of Georgia Flu sweeps across the globe, with a mortality rate of 99%. What happens next? I’ve read a lot of post apocalyptic dystopian fiction. It might even be my favourite subset of my favourite genre in fact. Most of it is action packed, […]

Queen of the Tearling

queen of the tearling

Buy at hive Buy at Amazon Buy on Kindle I’ve been trying to work my way through my (embarrassing) backlog of books for review. I tend to neglect the netgalley ones because I can’t actually see them (or fall over them, or have them fall on me (and oh how I wish I was kidding)) […]

Rereading Enid Blyton

The secret island Enid blyton

Buy at Amazon I ordered myself a copy of The Secret Island from ebay. It was always one of my most favourite Blytons – the independent children, running away and living their little self sufficient life on an idyllic island in the middle of a lake. I’ve started reading it out loud to Smallest, but […]

Reading in the garden – Earth Flight.

earth flight janet edwards

I have a lot on my todo list. order paperback| order kindle | order at Hive So obviously, what I did yesterday, was sit in the garden and read a book. I’ve already read and reviewed Earth Girl and Earth Star by Janet Edwards, so I was desperate to get my hands on book 3 […]

The girl with all the gifts

the girl with all the gifts

Buy at Amazon |Buy at hive|Buy on kindle Book description from Amazon: NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks […]

Read 52: Red

red alison cherry

When I did my update post last week, I forgot to mention Red. I think I won this one. Although it might have been sent for review. In which case woohoo, I’m reviewing it! (And if not, and I did win it, bonus for the publisher ) (turns out it was a fellow book blogger […]

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