Book Review of ‘Between Sea and Sky’ by Nicola Penfold

Wow! What a beautifully written book! It is the near future, and the planet has suffered environmental catastrophe - the land is poisoned, the oceans have risen to flood much of the country and many species have been made extinct. The surviving humans are finding new ways to survive. Pearl, Clover and their father live … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Between Sea and Sky’ by Nicola Penfold

Book Review of ‘Skyborn’ by Sinead O’Hart

In ‘Skyborn’, Sinead O’Hart has created a magical story set in several different magical worlds. Her characters are appealing in their bravery and comradeship, and there are many layers to both Bastjan and Alice, who grow more appealing as the novel progresses. I like the way that we get a lot about Bastjan’s backstory right … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Skyborn’ by Sinead O’Hart

Audiobook review of ‘Fragile Monsters’ by Catherine Menon

 A SPELLBINDING DEBUT NOVEL SET BETWEEN WW2 AND CONTEMPORARY MALAYSIA Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for as … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Fragile Monsters’ by Catherine Menon