Book Review: The Carrefour Curse

From the publisher: The Addams Family meets The Westing Game in this exhilarating mystery about a modern magical dynasty trapped in the ruins of their once-grand, now-crumbling ancestral home.Twelve-year-old Garnet regrets that she doesn’t know her family. Her mother has done her best to keep it that way, living far from the rest of the magical Carrefour clan […]

Book Review: The Sleeping Stones

From the publisher: Gruff and his new friend Matylda live on a small island off the Welsh coast, where legends are beginning to stir. Islanders find themselves irresistibly drawn to the Sleeping Stones, a line of rocks like stepping stones out to sea, and Gruff and Mat soon realise they must risk everything to save […]

Book Review: Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Recently I was at an event in the Museum of Literature Ireland hosted by author Dave Rudden, so naturally I picked up a copy of his middle grade series, the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. The son of a friend of mine loved the first book in the trilogy so much he lent me his […]

Book Review: The Last Fallen Star

Riley Oh is super-excited that her sister Hattie is about to turn thirteen which means she will be fully initiated into the Gom clan, a Korean gifted clan of healing witches. Hattie will therefore be able to work her magic unsupervised as a fully fledged witch. Although Riley is only a month away from her […]

Book Review: The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad

When Grand Master Thorbrand mysteriously falls ill, alchemist novices Matthew and Simon accompany Master Hobble to Prague to seek help from the Obsidian Toad, another branch of alchemists. While searching for a life-saving elixir in the Alchymic underground city, the Acropolis, they stumble on what looks a very sinister plot against the Crucibile of the […]