A little bit magic – The House at the Edge of Magic (review)

This was such a cute little read. It’s a middle grade book, full of magic, a little adventure (or misadventure), a dash of childhood hardships and library love!  Our main character, Nine, is difficult to love at times. But she has good reasons, and is thrown into a house full of magical chaos without warning. … Continue reading A little bit magic – The House at the Edge of Magic (review)

Let’s talk about Dune, baby…double review time!

Dune: Messiah Book 2 of the original Dune series by Frank Herbert follows on from the series of events set in motion in Dune, still on the planet of Arrakis with our beloved Paul Atreides. I struggled quite a bit with this book. I found I put the book down regularly to take a break, … Continue reading Let’s talk about Dune, baby…double review time!

The Crowns of Croswald

This was a magical journey of self-discovery, self-determination, curiosity and of course magical worlds, villains and friendships that people of all ages can enjoy. Our main protagonist, Ivy, is such a loveable character. She is gentle, kind, full of wide-eyed wonderment and curiosity. She meets a number of people along the way who are memorable, … Continue reading The Crowns of Croswald

The Three Secret Cities… and secret heartbreak

Author: Matthew ReillyGenre: Adventure fiction/ suspense/ thrillerPublisher: Pan MacMillan AustraliaRating: 5/5 I’m just going to start by saying fuck you Matthew Reilly. I’ve managed to get through this series without having my emotions completely and totally messed with, until this one. I cried so many times... and I cried hard. And who ends a book like that? That’s just … Continue reading The Three Secret Cities… and secret heartbreak

F*ck you Matthew Reilly, AKA The Two Lost Mountains review

Author: Matthew ReillyGenre: Adventure fiction/ suspense/ thrillerPublisher: Pan MacMillan AustraliaRating: 5/5 Firstly, a huge, no, an EPIC thank you to the team at Pan Macmillan Australia for gifting this to me in exchange for my review. I cannot think of a word in the English language to convey how excited I was to receive this. Now, the review... firstly, … Continue reading F*ck you Matthew Reilly, AKA The Two Lost Mountains review

Claudia’s Story – Interview with the Vampire

Author: Ashley Marie Witter (Adaptor/Illustrator),  Anne RiceGenre: Graphic novel/ horror/ paranormalPublisher: Yen PressRating: 5/5 If you haven’t read Interview with The Vampire, I have only 1 question - WTF is wrong with you?!?!? Just kidding, I’m not that bossy. I’ll give you a spoiler - it’s about vampires. This graphic novel is all about little Claudia’s experience (I can’t tell you … Continue reading Claudia’s Story – Interview with the Vampire