Review :: ALL THE MURMURING BONES :: A.G. SLATTER

All the Murmuring Bones is pictured standing upright with the cover facing the camera. Right behind it in the background is a herb garden filled with parsley and sage and rosemary (and I'm sure there's some thyme too!)

Orphaned as a young child, Miren O’Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob’s Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child […]

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KIDLIT :: Cuckoo’s Flight :: Wendy Orr

If she had stayed to load the kiln as she should have, she’d never have seen the ship. Mama said the ship still would have been there, so everything had to happen the way it did. But that’s not true. Clio saw it, and the world changed.When a raiders’ ship appears off the coast, the […]

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#LOVEOZYA :: Waking Romeo :: Kathryn Barker

YEAR: 2083. LOCATION: LONDON. MISSION: WAKE ROMEO. It’s the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the ‘now’, living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things […]

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kidlit :: FOSSIL FRENZY :: SANDRA BENNET

The Adamson siblings are on their third thrilling adventure. There’s not a beach in sight this time, not even a drop of water. Zac, Clare and Luke find themselves in the drought-stricken present of outback Queensland where the only hope to save their Uncle’s farm is buried in the past. Devastated by the effects of […]

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Kidlit :: CAT KID COMIC CLUB :: DAV PILKEY

Cat Kid Comic Club is the first book in a BRAND NEW graphic novel series featuring Pilkey’s fan favourite character Li’l Petey who, along with friends Flippy the Fish and Molly, try to teach twenty-one baby frogs how to create their own comics. Cat Kid Comic Club was my first experience with Dav Pilkey’s work, […]

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Review :: Tell Me Lies :: J.P. Pomare

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of participating in a readalong organised by Tandem Collective Global for J. P. Pomare’s latest novel Tell Me Lies, which is out now from Hachette. The readalong was so much fun (even though I was running a little bit late!). I have been part of a […]

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