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 Time Tider

From the publisher: Mara and her dad have lived in their van for as long as she can remember. Whatever her father does to scrape a living has kept them constantly moving and Mara has never questioned it. That is until she uncovers a collection of notes addressed to ‘the Tider’, an individual responsible for […]

Book Review: The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond

When I saw this title in Netgalley, I had to request it. Anything to do with bookshops is a must read, plus it looked magical too. Which it is! The Bookshop at the Back of Beyond is Book 3 in The House at the Edge of Magic series. Here’s what the publisher says about it: […]

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: The Myriad Mysteries of Eartha Quicksmith

Kip is a student a Quicksmiths College of Strange Energy, a very special school where the kids study magical energies, and the school’s research is based on the work and discoveries of Eartha Quicksmith, a genius who lived four hundred years earlier. But where you have magical and incredible items, or even cryptic clues to […]

Book Launch: Revenge of Queen Rose

I am thrilled to announce that today, Monday June 27th, is publication day for book 2 in my middle grade fantasy series, Revenge of Queen Rose, so this is a special post to mark the occasion. June has been a busy month for me, between interviews, delivering fantasy writing workshops to eager and very talented […]

Happy Easter & Cover Reveal

Today instead of a middle grade book review, I am going to do a cover reveal…of my own book! My first middle grade fantasy The Lucky Diamond was published last November, and I am delighted to announce that the sequel, Revenge of Queen Rose, will be published on 27th June this year. The ebook of […]

New Release: Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy

Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy by Hallie Christensen A typical December for the Alexanders consists of gingerbread baking, movies, and looking at Christmas lights, but after their parents are called in to work, Ava, Nolan, and Charlotte are sent to stay with their most feared relative for a week-Great-Aunt Poppy. Have mom and dad gone […]