The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran – K.T. Dady

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Your world isn’t the only one that exists. There is another, a magical place called Bar-Ran, and it’s about to be destroyed unless the Morgan children can find the royal … Continue reading The Morgans and the Jewel of Bar-Ran – K.T. Dady

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

  Another amazing reading year! I feel so incredibly lucky to be part of the book blogging community and to have made contacts with authors, bloggers and blog tour organisers that have all introduced to me to a wealth of literary riches this year. There have been far too many excellent books to limit myself … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 1

Nature-Girl Vs. Worst Nightmare – Rose McKinney & J.J. Barnes

  *I received (and edited) a free ARC of this story, with thanks to the authors.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb: Nature-Girl vs Worst Nightmare is the debut novel from six year old Rose McKinney, with just a smidge of help from her mother, author J.J. Barnes. Deep … Continue reading Nature-Girl Vs. Worst Nightmare – Rose McKinney & J.J. Barnes

Anne – Zarina Macha

*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb:  ‘Are you okay, Mummy? Did Daddy hurt you again?’ Anne Mason’s childhood in Richmond emulates suburban bliss, with a wealthy father and a loving mother. But behind the polished windows, Anne’s … Continue reading Anne – Zarina Macha

A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  This place is magic . . . but it's not the sort of magic that comes from wands and spells . . . Can piecing together … Continue reading A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby

The Land of Roar – Jenny McLachlan

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Believing is just the beginning . . . When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that … Continue reading The Land of Roar – Jenny McLachlan

Bridge of Lies – Misha Herwin

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Letty Parker & Associates Detective Agency is finally in business. But before they can take on their first case, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s famous suspension bridge is blown up. Letty decides to … Continue reading Bridge of Lies – Misha Herwin

The Last Spell Breather – Julie Pike

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  A stunning fantasy debut, enter the unique world of the Spell Breathers. Spell Breathing does not come naturally to Rayne - she loathes the hours … Continue reading The Last Spell Breather – Julie Pike

To Night Owl From Dogfish – Holly Goldberg-Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the authors and Amazon’s Vine Programme.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Avery (Night Owl) is bookish, intense, likes to plan ahead, and is afraid of many things. Bett (Dogfish) is fearless, outgoing, and lives in the moment. … Continue reading To Night Owl From Dogfish – Holly Goldberg-Sloan & Meg Wolitzer