Tag Archive | adventure


Blossom by Tamsin Janu My rating: 3 of 5 stars There’s lots to like about this story. Lottie is a sweetie. She’s had a lot to contend with in her life so far, and when a waif in a potato sack appears on her doorstep, Lottie knows exactly what to do – take her in […]


Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]

Mr. Standfast

Mr. Standfast by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mr. Standfast concludes the Hannay trilogy, which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps, and continues through Greenmantle.In this instalment, Hannay is called in to help discover the identity of a masterspy. There are the usual characters – Blenkiron and Piennar – and the addition of […]


Greenmantle by John Buchan My rating: 4 of 5 stars The continuing adventures of Richard Hannay, begun in The Thirty-Nine Steps, and concluded in Mr Standfast. John Buchan is such a classic writer, and a this a novel of its time. Be aware – this book used to terms to discribe different races that we […]


Goliath by Scott Westerfeld My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is quite simply one of the best steampunk series for young adults. The world building, combining history and speculative fiction, is sublime, the characters are wonderful, the inventions are, well, inventive! View all my reviews

The Whisperer

The Whisperer by Fiona McIntosh My rating: 4 of 5 stars What if you could hear everyone else’s thoughts? All the time? And what if one of the voices you could hear was that of the Crown Prince? And What if that Crown Prince was under threat from his ambitious and ruthless uncle?Well then. You’d […]


Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was very enjoyable. Not a patch on the original – natch – but clever and engaging. I actually picked the ending early, and then got lost in the story until the end when all was revealed. I’ve not read The House of Silk, but […]