Review of ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr

‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ is a sensitively written, dreamlike tale of Meixing who, along with her family, is a recent immigrant from ‘Old Land’ to ‘New Land’. Her newly-inherited house, ‘Big Scary’, becomes a world of childhood imagination and a safe place away from the racism and bullying that she encounters in the New Land. … Continue reading Review of ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ by Shirley Marr

Book Review of ‘Hexed: Don’t Get Mad, Get Power’ by Julia Tuffs

I'll be honest with you, when I first started reading this teen novel, I found the premise laughably daft… a girl moves to the Isle of Wight, gets her period, and starts to have magical powers. And wow, does it go on about periods! However, when I got further into the novel, I enjoyed the … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Hexed: Don’t Get Mad, Get Power’ by Julia Tuffs

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