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

Audiobook review of ‘Outbreak’ by Frank Gardner

Description from the publisher: The explosive new thriller featuring MI6 operative Luke Carlton on his most terrifying mission yet.Deep within the Arctic Circle, three scientists from the UK's Arctic Research Station trudge through a blizzard in search of shelter. They see a cabin ahead. It appears abandoned. No lights. No snowmobile outside. But as they … Continue reading Audiobook review of ‘Outbreak’ by Frank Gardner

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 ‘Meet Me in Another Life’ by Catriona Silvey

Thora and Santi have met before… Under the clocktower in central Cologne, with nothing but the stars above and their futures ahead. They will meet again… They don’t know it yet, but they’ll meet again: in numerous lives they will become friends, colleagues, lovers, enemies – meeting over and over for the first time, every … Continue reading Audiobook Review of ‘Meet Me in Another Life’ by Catriona Silvey

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