Audiobook: The Sleepover by Carol Wyer, narrated by Diana Croft (Detective Natalie Ward #4)

Published by Bookouture Synopsis: Roxy had a secret. Now she’s gone. When fourteen-year-old Roxy says she’s going for a sleepover at her best friend Ellie’s house, Cathy sees no reason to check her daughter’s story. The two families are neighbours, and the girls are in and out of each other’s homes every day. It is … Continue reading Audiobook: The Sleepover by Carol Wyer, narrated by Diana Croft (Detective Natalie Ward #4)

A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

Synopsis: China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is … Continue reading A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

JUST KELLEY – Giveaway and Promotion – YA and Murder Mystery author Kelley Kaye/Kelley Kay Bowles

This post is a celebration of all things Kelley - she's one of my go-to authors and writes under a couple of pen names (Kelley Kaye and Kelley Kay Bowles). Because everyone needs a bit more Kelley in their lives, I'm sharing my reviews of her books so far and she has kindly offered some … Continue reading JUST KELLEY – Giveaway and Promotion – YA and Murder Mystery author Kelley Kaye/Kelley Kay Bowles

Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Published by Farrago Synopsis: You mustn't go into the Darkwood, children. Not even to get your ball. Leave it. That ball belongs to the Witches and the Beasties, now. Those wicked Witches. Stealing your ball. Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for … Continue reading Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (The Darkwood Series)

Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri

Published by Allen Lane Synopsis: Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'. This book is about why black hair matters. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We … Continue reading Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri