After loving Sheehan's first novel, the Carnegie nominated 'Swan Boy,' I was delighted to be invited to review her latest book - 'Goodnight, Boy.' It follows the life of JC, who has been banished to live in the dog's kennel by his new adoptive father after doing something so terrible he can't bring himself to … Continue reading ‘Goodnight, Boy,’ by Nikki Sheehan.
I am delighted to welcome the wonderful Natasha Farrant to the blog as part of the epic YA Shot 2016 Tour. (Young Adult books are aimed at children in their mid-teens.) Natasha is the author of the Bluebell Gadsby stories, with the latest (and last),' Time for Jas,' being released over the summer. I'm also … Continue reading YA Shot 2016 Tour – Back to School Special – Q&A with Natasha Farrant
This delicious book came with me on holiday - even superheroes need a break! I whiled away my time on the plane dreaming of Lovers' Lemon and Choc-Chip Shortbread and Raspberry Fool - all the time hoping that life would soon get better for Liv. As if life for a fourteen-year-old girl isn't complicated enough, Liv … Continue reading ‘Caramel Hearts’ by E.R. Murray
Johnny has a lot to deal with: he and his little brother, Mojo, are still struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of their father; he's had to move to a new house in a new neighbourhood; and the school bully just can't seem to leave him alone. After a strange encounter with a … Continue reading ‘Swan Boy’ by Nikki Sheehan
*WIN - Comment below with the title of the song which would make you a viral sensation to win a copy of this brilliant book!* (competition ends on 6th April 2016) 'If I'd known that two million people were going to be watching, I'd probably have done a bit of tidying up.' Katie Cox was just … Continue reading ‘Accidental Superstar’ by Marianne Levy
It's not everyday you read a book which instantly becomes one of your favourites, but this week it happened to me. "There were friends once, but they melted away. Things are different now I am a MONSTER." If that line doesn't get your attention, nothing will! Fran's survived a terrifying plane crash in the middle of … Continue reading ‘The Island’ by Olivia Levez