Review: Alanna – Song of the Lioness Quartet, by Tamora Pierce

"From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight." Rereading one of my favourite childhood authors as an adult

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs

Synopsis: 16-year-old Jacob has discovered the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned building, he realises that the children were more than just peculiar - they may have been dangerous. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.       Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for … Continue reading Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – by Ransom Riggs

Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – by Mark Twain:

Synopsis: An idyllic snapshot of a boy’s childhood along the banks of the Mississippi River, Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the author’s work that comes closest to his boyhood experiences of growing up in Hannibal in the 1840s. Mischievous and full of energy, Tom enjoys childish pranks and pastimes with his friends, Huck … Continue reading Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – by Mark Twain:

The Hobbit – by J.R.R Tolkien

Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back … Continue reading The Hobbit – by J.R.R Tolkien