Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Published by Bloomsbury Publishin plc Synopsis: Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke

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)

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

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence (Impossible Times #1)

Published by 47North Synopsis: In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than … Continue reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence (Impossible Times #1)