This is an odd book for me, in the nicest possible way. It’s not an author I’ve read before, and it might fit into the Oddity Odyssey definition of odd author for that reason. I wanted to read it because,
The Blurb Samantha and her neighbor, Jake, have no idea that Samantha’s best friend, a parrot named Charlie, is a thousand years old. Charlie is also at the center of a secret battle between magical creatures and an ancient, evil
I’m moving into racier territory with this blog tour, but although it’s for older teens and YA – and adults – it looked fun and not too schmaltzy or violent… and judging from the excerpt below, my instincts were right.
I’ve already enjoyed a taste of Cheryl Carpinello’s excellent writing for older children with the first adventure of the Young Knights of the Round Table. Now she’s nipped back to ancient Egypt for a tale inspired by a holiday there.
This is part of a Blog Tour hosted by I Am A Reader, but I was delighted to get a chance to read and review the fourth book in the Jack Templar, Monster Hunter series anyway. You can read my
Oh, boy! In Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, Matt discovers he is born to hunt monsters with the aid of a knife which seems to give him special powers. Now Matt finds so much more about this knife – and most
I’m not sure what kept me from reading the Jack Templar series, which starts with Monster Hunter, but I finally got into it with the offer of a free copy of Book 3, Lord of the Vampires, as part of
I’m pleased to be part of Mother Daughter Book Review’s book blast for the Starchild series by Vacen Taylor. I’ve not read either of these, but the buzz about them is excellent, and the blurb is promising. If you read
Norah Lukens needs to uncover the truth about the fabled lost city of Cobbogoth. After her archaeologist uncle’s murder, Norah is asked to translate his old research journal for evidence and discovers that his murder was a cover-up for something
Today I’m sneaking off and leaving you to read something that arrived in my inbox in May. Michelle Isenhoff is one of the authors in the Emblazon group. They are hosting a kids’ summer reading contest! You can find the
This was my bookclub read for March/April. I nearly rejected it on the grounds of its cover, and had I been in a shop I would never have picked it up. But turning it over and reading the blurb, I
Today I’m pleased to be part of Jennifer Ellis’s blog tour for the first in her series The Derivatives of Displacement. I received a kindle copy of A Pair of Docks free in return for my honest review. A Pair
This is the first book I’m reviewing as part of the Safari Small Fry Challenge. It could fit into one of two categories – but I’m going for the “something precious” one, i.e. the Vulcan’s Gift. Exactly what the Vulcan’s
This isn’t my usual sort of book. It is a YA/Adult Fantasy story with powerfully written paranormal romance and action sequences. But it is well constructed, with a well-thought out backstory and world mythology, and it kept me interested. Charmeine
As if it wasn’t enough to be doing the Kid Lit Blog Hop, the A to Z April Blog Challenge, the pre-1960s Children’s Classic Reading Challege, and the Goodreads Reading Challenge (not hard), I’ve signed up for another one. The