Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: The Sweetest Spell

Author: Suzanne Selfors Published: August 21st 2012 by Walkers Children Blurb: Emmeline Thistle, a dirt-scratcher’s daughter, has escaped death twice-first, on the night she was born, and second, on the day her entire village was swept away by flood. Left … Continue reading

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Book Review: A School For Unusual Girls

Author: Kathleen Baldwin Published: May 19th 2015 by Tor Teen Blurb: It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shattered Crown

Author: J. W. Webb Published: March 5th 2015 Blurb: ‘You ride into peril, Corin an Fol!’ Those are the words of the witch at the ford. Corin an Fol, mercenary, brawler, womaniser and drinker, ignores them and thus finds himself … Continue reading

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Book Review: GILA: A Journey Through Moods & Madness

Author: Hanna Alkaf Published: 2016 by Gerakbudaya I thought of giving books written by local authors a try when my eyes happened upon this title. The title fascinated me and the book cover conveyed exactly what the book was going … Continue reading

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Book Review: Someday

Author: Alison McGhee Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds Published: December 15th 2015 by Little Simon (First published January 1st 2007) The transition from a baby, to a child and finally to an adult is something that happens to everyone but to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case of the Restless Redhead

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner Published: 1969 by Mayflower Books What began as a friendly advice from Perry Mason to Frank Neely, a young lawyer, turned out to be a complex affair after Neely’s client, Evelyn Bagby, went to Mason to … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s Not About You, Mr. Pumpkin: A Love Letter About the True Meaning of Halloween

Author: Soraya Diase Coffelt Illustrator: Tea Seroya Published: 2015 by Morgan James Publishing Blurb:  Halloween has become one of the most popular and commercially profitable holidays in America, yet the true origin of the day is often missed. Almost everyone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ringmaster’s Daughter

Author: Jostein Gaarder (Translater by James Anderson) Published: March 27th 2012 by Phoenix Blurb: Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her, he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paradise Lost

Author: Katie Fforde Published: April 1st 2004 by Arrow Nel Innes thinks of herself as an overweight and unattractive widow. With all her three children grown up and almost leaving the nest, Nel is content to be with Simon, her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ultimate Book of Body Language

Authors: Lillian Glass, Gregory Hartley & Maryann Karinch Published: 2015 by Popular The Ultimate Book of Body Language is a special 2-in-1 special edition comprising of The Body Language of Liars by Lillian Glass and The Body Language Handbook By … Continue reading

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