Children's books · Fantasy

The School For Good & Evil, Soman Chainani

Sophie and Agatha live in a village where teens are kidnapped by a mysterious School Master, two each year; one for Good, one for Evil. From their birth, everyone suspects which school each child will be chosen for, but none was more certain than Sophie. Beauty typical of any princess, she’s confident she’ll be chosen… Continue reading The School For Good & Evil, Soman Chainani

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Adventure · Animals · Children's books · Fantasy

Blood Ties (Spirit Animals #3) by Garth Nix

Things finally get real for the team when Meilin's home is under attack by the Conquerors. Her behaviour is consistent with her past behaviour and she sneaks off to go on her own mission; to save her home and father. She's stubborn and thick headed, though I understand her need to help her home, her plan… Continue reading Blood Ties (Spirit Animals #3) by Garth Nix

Adventure · Animals · Children's books · Fantasy

Hunted (Spirit Animals #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

In this second instalment in the Spirit Animals series the team continue on their dangerous journey. We learn a startling truth; the spirit animal bond doesn't have to come naturally but can be forced. This shocking revelation completely changes the world, enlarging the Devourer's armies and destroying the sacred bond between human and spirit animal.… Continue reading Hunted (Spirit Animals #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Children's books

Big & Small in the Mirror by Mary Feliciani

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own. This story focuses on three boys and their experiences with bullying. I thought the title could be a little more obvious… Continue reading Big & Small in the Mirror by Mary Feliciani

Children's books

The Magic Leaf by Mary Feliciani

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own. This child’s book follows Carlo as he learns how to make a regular chore easier. His friend Marco convinces him that… Continue reading The Magic Leaf by Mary Feliciani

Children's books · Fantasy

The Field Guide by Holly Black

A few years ago, this series was quite popular but it's taken me a while to get on the train. Though I'm glad I finally did! This short series follows Jared and his siblings as they explore the ancient house they just moved into and invigilate the forest around them. The creatures that live in… Continue reading The Field Guide by Holly Black

Adventure · Children's books · Mystery

The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket

A good gothic style read. I enjoyed how it was the girl interested in inventing and machines while the boy fascinated by books. I felt really sorry for the kids, especially Violet who had to look after her younger siblings while dealing with the horrible situation. And I just wanted to simply punch Count Olaf… Continue reading The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket