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

Deeplight – Frances Hardinge

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Macmillan Children’s Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   The gods of the Myriad were as real as the coastlines and currents, and as merciless as the winds and whirlpools. Then one day they rose up and … Continue reading Deeplight – Frances Hardinge

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

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

Skerryvore – Lee Williams

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  The award-winning new fantasy thriller for teens and young adults. There’s nowhere to hide when the internet itself is after you. At least that’s what the dad of teenage … Continue reading Skerryvore – Lee Williams

The Hairy Hand – Robin Bennett

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to NetGalley and Monster Books. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A gothic adventure for 8 -12 year olds, full of jokes, magical familiars and a gruesome cast of characters. When Septimus inherits a magical, treasure-finding Hairy Hand from his … Continue reading The Hairy Hand – Robin Bennett

Blog Tour: The Greenmen – Linden Forster

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Aereon has found the Creators. He’s crossed seas and mountain ranges to reach them, tangled with dwarves and ogres along the way, escaped the clutches … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Greenmen – Linden Forster

The Emperor’s Trap (Tales of Tzoladia #2) – R. A. Denny

  *I received a free copy of this novel, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Before I start, I just wanted to note that this book was previously 'Captives' and was book 3 in the Mud, Rocks and Trees series.  I will turn to the author's own … Continue reading The Emperor’s Trap (Tales of Tzoladia #2) – R. A. Denny

The Boy Who Stole Time – Mark Bowsher

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb: When 12-year-old Krish finds out his mum is dying, he is desperate to give her more time to live. This leads to a deal with a devil-like creature to travel … Continue reading The Boy Who Stole Time – Mark Bowsher