Nevertell

by Katharine Orton reviewed by Sarah Custance There have been a number of authors over the past few years that have made remarkably strong debuts and I will absolutely be adding Katharine Orton to that list. ‘Nevertell’ is her first novel but after a lifetime in literary adjacent fields Orton has given the reading world … Continue reading Nevertell

The Midnight Lie

by Marie Rutkoski reviewed by Mia Macrossan A midnight lie is one told for someone else's sake - a lie that sits between goodness and wrong, just as midnight is the moment between night and morning. This story, about forbidden love in a rigidly stratified society, centres on Nirrim, a young girl who is Low … Continue reading The Midnight Lie

The Fowl Twins

by Eoin Colfer reviewed by Sarah Custance Eoin Colfer is the brilliant Irish author responsible for the world famous ‘Artemis Fowl’ novels, with the first book now being released as a movie. This next book is the start of a new series of novels, still staying within the Fowl family but this time focusing on … Continue reading The Fowl Twins

The Republic of Birds

by Jessica Miller reviewed by Sarah Custance Jessica Miller is the author of the award-winning debut novel ‘Elizabeth and Zenobia’. Miller is Australian born but currently living in Berlin where the rich folk tales seem to have taken a grasp on her for her second novel ‘The Republic of Birds’. Almost 13-year-old Olga is living … Continue reading The Republic of Birds

E-Boy #1 : Lightning Strike

by Anh Do illustrated by Chris Wahl reviewed by Sarah Custance Anh Do is now a household name in children’s books. The master of engaging reluctant readers alongside the likes of David Walliams with their ridiculously silly and funny books that have young readers in fits of laughter. Lately Anh Do has taken a different … Continue reading E-Boy #1 : Lightning Strike