Book Review: Beauty and the beast by An Leysen

First of all I would like to praise wonderful drawings in this book. Text was also arranged the way it’s comfortable to read, yet easy to look illustrations as well. As much as I loved the illustrations, I believe it would find it hard to attract younger readers.   It was interesting to see the […]

Book Review: The Postcard by Fern Britton

This book sounded like a perfect summer holiday read and I was really excited to take it with me on our boating holiday. The Postcard promised so much: “Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything”. The question is – Does it deliver what it promises? I have so many mixed feelings about this book. The […]

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher review / Why should you live.

Trigger Warning: Suicide and some personal experience.   I was probably living under the rock, but I haven’t heard about this book up until it popped on my Netflix. Almost at the same time, I got a chance to get this book to review and I though why not. I didn’t realised how many memories this […]

Review: You can’t win them all, Rainbow fish by Marcus Pfister

Original Rainbow Fish book is my all time favourite to plan activities for children. The beautiful illustrations, simple story and child friendly language makes it easy to love this book.   You Can’t Win Them All, Rainbow Fish is no exception.   Rainbow fish is playing hide-and-seek with his friends. He is very confident in […]

Review: The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop by Janit Calvo

I always was a big fan of fairy gardens and miniatures. While reading this book I was wowed by beautiful pictures and simple yet creative ideas. While this book might not be the best for experienced owner of miniature garden, I think everyone can find some ideas to try. The introduction to the book is […]

Review: Ida by Alison Evans

Ok, so I am not even going to lie about why I wanted to read this book so badly. As a person who lived all her life without seeing her own name on any keychains, rulers or anything like that this book became a must to read. So the book goes about girl called Ida, […]

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Perfectionists are running the world! They come in all shapes and sizes! Have you ever known a child who is kind of a perfectionist? The one who gets frustrated because their picture didn’t turned out how they wanted it to? Life is tough and the heroine in this book is a good example of how […]

Sample: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thomson

  After YALC, like always, I have got so many samplers to catch up! They are so perfect to have somewhere in the handbag and pick it up while waiting for appointment or train. I really loved this sample. As a person who constantly deals with obsessive compulsive disorder I felt so much for Matty. This […]

Exclusive Short Story: The King of Rats

Melinda Salisbury is the author of sinister YA fantasy novels The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince. I was lucky enough to meet her at YALC and I was treated to an exclusive mini-book featuring her short story, The Kings of Rats. First of all I need to remind you that I am not […]