Books Children's Fiction Reviews

Bad Nana All the Fun of the Fair* by Sophy Henn

May 14, 2020
Bad Nana All the Fun of the Fair* by Sophy Henn

I loved this book just as much as the first. It has all the same cheeky, love and fun throughout with a slightly different setting. Where the first book was a series of mini-stories this book took place entirely at the fair with one main antagonist, Mrs Farquar-Haha. Her granddaughter, Georgina, is the school bully and takes pleasure in coming up with nasty nicknames for Jeanie. The fair,…

Books Fantasy Reviews

The Priory of the Orange Tree* by Samantha Shannon

May 4, 2020
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

848 pages of utter brilliance. There's a moment when reading a fantasy book that everything just clicks. You remember the characters from previous chapters and things start to knit together. Previously unrelating storylines begin to converge and it's so exciting. The Priory of the Orange Tree did just that but to a level, I've never before read. The world within this novel is unbelievably vast with so much…

Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

The Rules* by Tracy Darnton

April 27, 2020
The Rules by Tracy Darnton

I have never read a book that explores the idea of 'Preppers' and 'Prepper life' before. The Rules* was a first for me. To preface a 'Prepper' is someone who believes that there is going to be an event that ends civilisation as we know it, anything from an alien invasion or huge volcanic explosion. They plan for this in stockpiling essentials, having a self-sufficient home and quite…