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

Not My Fault

by Cath Howe reviewed by Sarah Custance Cath Howe is a London based teacher and writer. Her first novel ‘Ella on the Outside’ was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. ‘Not My Fault’ is Howe’s second novel, it is a standalone book about two sisters finding their way back together after a life-changing incident. Maya and … Continue reading Not My Fault

52 Mondays

by Anna Ciddor reviewed by Zewlan Moor Longing for Milly-Molly-Mandy for older readers? This is the book for you! Inspired by the author’s childhood 52 Mondays is a  collection of short gentle vignettes with a narrative arc, tracing young Anna Lewison’s quest for an antique doll. In its own quiet way  (highlights of their life … Continue reading 52 Mondays

The Year We Fell From Space

by Amy Sarig King reviewed by Mia Macrossan Amy Sarig King has  published many critically acclaimed young adult novels under the name A.S. King, including Please Ignore Vera Dietz, which was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Ask the Passengers, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. This latest title, writing as Amy Sarig … Continue reading The Year We Fell From Space

The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky

By Holly Smale Reviewed by Mia Macrossan Happy Girl Lucky, is the first in the new romantic-comedy series The Valentines by Holly Smale, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Geek Girl books. It is a book that is lots of bubbly fun on the surface but has a deeply serious core.   Sisters Hope, Faith … Continue reading The Valentines: Happy Girl Lucky