Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Sometimes words are not enough.

  Arriving January people of earth. Form an orderly queue. Thank you to the author and the publisher for the advance copy, although its also possible I want to throw shoes at you… Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves…..JellyBird by Lezanne Clannachan.

Thank you kindly to Lezanne for saving me from certain Jail by sending me a copy of her book. And thanks to Bex for the recommendation. ‘I’m good at secrets,’ Libby says. Yes, thinks Jessica, I bet you are… With her life unravelling, Jessica flees home to the seaside town… Continue reading

Liz Currently Loves….The City’s Son by Tom Pollock.

  Expelled from school, betrayed by her best friend and virtually ignored by her dad, who’s never recovered from the death of her mum, Beth Bradley retreats to the sanctuary of the streets, looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius Viae, the ragged and cocky crown prince… Continue reading

The Hunger Games V Divergent…Looking Back.

First of all before we continue please note: If you have not yet completed either of these trilogies and are intending to, then DO NOT READ. MAJOR SPOILERS. This is not an article I could write without such a thing. This is a fairly simplistic comparison incidentally, don’t expect deep… Continue reading

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I am distraught. And in awe.

  “I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.” 11th October 1943: A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a shot at survival, the other has lost the game before… Continue reading

Happy Halloween……some spoooooooooooky reads anyone?

So Thursday its Halloween. Love it or hate it (and having young children means I kind of have to love it) it would seem like the perfect week to read some creepy tales…so here are a few of my favourites for your perusal…and hey, if you have a particular favourite… Continue reading