Book Review: Flea’s Five Christmases #2 – the Rudolph Challenge

Last year I read the first of Flea’s five Christmases by Kevin George, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I wonder whether I’ll be completing the set in 2016?! This book starts with a hugely exciting disclosure of how Jack Frost came to be Santa’s enemy.  It’s a great bit of writing, full of pace, inventiveness and […]

Book Review & Blog Tour: Return to Cardamom by Julie Anne Grasso

I’m extremely honoured to be one of the first stops on Julie Grasso’s Return To Cardamom Blog Tour.  If you’ve read my review of the first in the series, you’ll be expecting a delicious story sequel, and you won’t be disappointed.  Read on for my review, news of free books and giveaways, and the rest […]

Book Review: Escape from the Forbidden Planet by Julie Anne Grasso

When I first read the blurb about this book I thought elves, syrup, um… maybe too sickly for me.  But then I realised what a kick-ass (excuse me) heroine Caramel is! The book starts with an accident – which introduces us to Caramel and her mum – a healer in the elf-emergency squad.  They heal […]

Book Review: The North Pole Challenge by Kevin George

First of Flea’s Five Christmases Despite the action at the start, where Flea is being bullied at school until he finds himself with strange powers when it snows, this story takes a while to get going.  That is to say, once Flea gets whisked off to the North Pole the action really starts!  Exactly why […]

Book Review: The Night They Nicked Saint Nick by Carl Ashmore

This is a rip-roaring adventure that is fun for all the family.  Like the best kids books it contains nuances and references to get the grown-ups giggling, and plenty of action so that no-one ever gets bored. Derek Brundle wakes one day with a strange dream in his head.  He finds to his horror that […]