Children’s Book Tuesday: Abbott & Barley

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Abbott and Barley are on an adventure!

Abbott and Barley are on vacation together. Father and son, they want to have a great day. Abbott wants something really special for his son, so he will go to great lengths in order for them to have a special adventure. But, at the end of the day, maybe the best place in the world for Barley is his dad’s arms! Continue reading “Children’s Book Tuesday: Abbott & Barley”

Mini Reviews: Blackberry and Wild Rose

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Two very different women meet

Esther Thorel is the pious wife of a London silk master. She lives a comfortable life, and people think her days are carefree. Spending her time with the church, she helps unfortunate Sara Kemp get away from the brothel and become maid in her house. But while Esther thinks she is being a saviour, Sara has her own things to teach her mistress. Continue reading “Mini Reviews: Blackberry and Wild Rose”

3 books to read if you enjoyed Stoker’s Dracula

3 best vampire books after Dracula

If Stoker’s Dracula fascinated you, you’re not the only one. Vampire stories have a way of capturing the reader’s attention (which is why this isn’t the first time we’ve written about vampire books!)

If you don’t want to stop reading vampire stories at this ultimate classic, here are three excellent reads you can continue your quest with: Continue reading “3 books to read if you enjoyed Stoker’s Dracula”

Elves, Goblins, and all kinds of madness: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

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Elf on a mission

Historian elf Brangwain Spurge has a very clear mission. He must travel to the land of goblins and present their King with a mighty present. But there’s a catch : the king is a dark, mysterious alien.

Goblin archivist Werfel has his own mission. He is Spurge’s host, and he’s determined to please his guest and assist him in any way possible. Continue reading “Elves, Goblins, and all kinds of madness: The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge”

Children’s book: The Girl with the Dragon Heart

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Welcome to Drachenburg

In the beautiful kingdom of Drachenburg lives a bright young girl, who tells stories like no other human can. Silke’s ability to weave stories is so good, that even the crown princess has noticed it. And now that she has, she will need Silke to work for her on a dangerous task that requires a lot of intelligence.

The fairies are coming to the Kingdom of Drachenburg, and nobody knows why. Having lived underground years, the fae are cunning, secretive people. And very, very dangerous. Continue reading “Children’s book: The Girl with the Dragon Heart”

Dreams shattered and lives regained: Brave Enough, by Kati Gardner

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Meet Cason and Davis

Cason Martin is a teenager with high ambitions. She is one of the finest ballerinas, and one day she is going to be the best there is. But things start to change when Cason, for the sake of an audition, hides a painful injury. As her knee snaps, things start to go downhill. Cason is diagnosed with cancer, and her life changes dramatically. Continue reading “Dreams shattered and lives regained: Brave Enough, by Kati Gardner”

The Darkest Star, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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In a world where humans co-exist with aliens, seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher has experienced the war between the two species first-hand. With a mother working in military and a father that died in the war, Evie has learned to keep away from the Luxen.

But then, thanks to a friend, she is caught up in a club that is notorious for letting the Luxen roam unsupervised from humans. That’s where Evie will meet Luc. Continue reading “The Darkest Star, by Jennifer L. Armentrout”

Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell

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A woman is dead. And a Corset is to blame.

Ruth is in prison for murder. But it is the way in which she causes people’s deaths that is chilling: the teenage seamstress says she does it all with a needle and some thread. Her dark thoughts and anger, she claims, are sewn into the clothes she makes. And people who wear her clothes soon meet their untimely end. Continue reading “Victorian thrillers: The Corset, by Laura Purcell”