Archive | April 2014

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The Sequin Star

The Sequin Star by Belinda Murrell My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a fan of Belinda Murrell. I love her time-slip novels for younger readers. They always have strong female leads, interesting historical back-stories and a nice juicy mystery. And The Sequin Star doesn’t disappoint. Claire is struggling with being a tween. Her best […]

Dying To Tell Me

Dying to Tell Me by Sherryl Clark My rating: 4 of 5 stars This crossover YR/ YA novel is a well-written mystery. Moving to a new (country) town after their mother leaves the family, Sasha, her dad and brother become embroiled in a local mystery involving art, dope and deadbeats.There are some cliches in this […]

Dogs of War

Dogs of War by Sheila Keenan My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a set of three stories about dogs in war – it figures. There is one story from each of the World Wars and one from Vietnam, and each one takes a slightly left-of-centre look at the role that dogs have played […]