Tag Archive | family

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley My rating: 4 of 5 stars St. Hilda’s Grammar School. Hotbed of teenage girl angst. Ady, Clem and Kate have nothing in common other than the school they attend. At first it’s hard to distinguish the individual voices of the characters. The tone and language used for each girl […]

All The Crooked Saints

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, I don’t know what I was I expecting, but it wasn’t this. And yet, when I was given it, I loved it! Beatriz and Pete and Joachin and Daniel, and the Pilgrims, and the Soria’s, and the history, and mystery, and […]

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicles 2)

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars Piss and blood, but this is an AMAZING series! Following the extraordinary conclusion to Nevernight (#1), Kristoff kicks up a gear in Godsgrave, the continuing story of Mia Corvere – 17-year-old Blade of the Church of the Black Mother, last surviving member of her family, […]

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles 1)

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff My rating: 5 of 5 stars The opening chapter of this book is extraordinary. As is the whole. The writing is clever, and visceral, and bloody, and emotional. I loved every word. And Holter Graham is a great reader, too. No plot, no character analysis. I fear there will be spoilers. […]

No Limits

No Limits by Ellie Marney My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. Just…wow. Marney really raises the bar in this companion book to the Every series. Harris and Amie are spot on, clearly and fully realised as living breathing people. Although only vaguely known to each other – country Victoria can be a small world […]

The Most Important Thing: Stories of Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers

The Most Important Thing: : Stories about Sons, Fathers and Grandfathers by Avi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Some stories are more successfully executed than others, but overall, this is an insightful collection of stories about male family relationships. Covering a wide range of scenarios, Avi explores the dynamics of the successful and not-so-successful […]

Blossom

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 […]