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

Book review of ‘Things to do Before the End of the World’ by Emily Barr

I enjoyed this YA novel which has a doomsday scenario as it’s backdrop. It’s a long time since I’ve read a book by this author (I think that I was almost in the target audience last time, about 20 years ago!) but I’m pleased to see that she’s still producing great reads. The novel’s protagonist, … Continue reading Book review of ‘Things to do Before the End of the World’ by Emily Barr

Book Review: ‘One August Night’ by Victoria Hislop

5th August 1957. The island of Spinalonga closes its leper colony. And a moment of violence has devastating consequences. When time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister, Anna, two families splinter apart and, for the people of Plaka, the closure of Spinalonga is forever coloured with tragedy. In the aftermath, the question of … Continue reading Book Review: ‘One August Night’ by Victoria Hislop

What I read in March 2021

We've just stepped into April, the sun is shining, and it's time for a round-up of last month's reading... TitleAuthorDate PublishedFormatMy rating out of 5Link to my review The PearlJohn Steinbeck1947Audiobook4I Found YouLisa Jewell2017Audiobook5Marion Lane and the Midnight MurderT.A. Willberg2020Ebook2Read my reviewThe Valley of Lost SecretsLesley Parr2021Audiobook4The Distant HoursKate Morton2010Hardback4The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury1950Audiobook3Circus of WondersElizabeth … Continue reading What I read in March 2021