Brilliant by Roddy Doyle


Addition:Netgalley review e-book Genre: Young adult Published: 2014 Rating: 3 out of 5 Synopsis: When Uncle Ben’s Dublin business fails, it’s clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn’t his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Ben’s back and he won’t be OK until […]

2014 Reading: #4 Enid Blyton’s Well Done, Secret Seven


The fourth book I have completed this year is another Secret Seven book by Enid Blyton. I am enjoying reading through this series, and am doing well with my Secret Seven Challenge – only 12 books to go! I enjoyed this story more than Secret Seven Adventure. I found this one had more charm and […]

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton


Addition: Paperback Genre: Children’s fiction Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis: Joe, Beth and Franny move to the country and find an Enchanted Wood right on their doorstep. In the magic Faraway Tree live the magical characters that soon become their new friends – Moon-Face, Silky the fairy, and Saucepan Man. Together they visit the […]

One Moment by Kristina McBride


THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Review e-book from Netgalley Genre: Young adult, chick-lit, mystery Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget. Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout […]

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo


THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Addition: Paperback, borrowed Genre: Young adult, history Rating: 4 out of 5 Synopsis: Joey is a warhorse, but he wasn’t always. Once, he was a farm horse and a gentle boy named Albert was his master. Then World War I came storming through and everything changed. Albert’s father sells Joey to […]