Tag Archive | fantasy


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 […]


Coraline. An Adventure too Weird for Words by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I listened to this walking the darkened streets of my suburb. Scared the bejesus out of me. Definitely one to read with the lights on. Dawn French is a perfect choice to read this – alternately funny and scary […]

Angel Creek

Angel Creek by Sally Rippin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Loved this family-based fantasy.Jelly is struggling with moving away from her primary school friends, She is worried about starting high school, doesn’t get along with her cousin, Gino, and there a family undercurrents that are making her very uneasy.It all adds up to one […]

Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas My rating: 3 of 5 stars The whole time I was reading this I felt that I was playing catch-up. The author kept on referring to people and places in the main characters past, without any sort of scaffolding or explanation. And then I had a flick through […]

Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks My rating: 3 of 5 stars Of Poseidon seems that it may be just another novel in the para-normal romance genre that’s been sweeping the world. And on one level it is. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, he turns out to be something fantastic. Love blossoms. Etc. But […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl My rating: 5 of 5 stars What’s not to love about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?!Classic rags-to-riches story with Roald Dahl’s trademark black humour. My favourite scene (ruined in the Willy Wonka version) is the Fizzy Lifting Drinks. I remember passing myself laughing at the description of […]