Interview with MPA Hanson – Author of the Soul Merge Saga

When I met MPA Hanson, author of the Soul Merge Saga, I was impressed by her dry wit and top notch sarcasm. A really lovely lady and great to have a laugh with! Here she talks about the finished saga as a whole and shares a few intimate scenes with us. My speech is in bold. MPA Hanson’s is plain text. Describe the Soul Merge … Continue reading Interview with MPA Hanson – Author of the Soul Merge Saga

The Infinite Loop – Pierrick Colinet & Elsa Charretier (Illustrator)

The infinite loop is a beautiful book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the art is beautiful. I loved the concept of times and the way all the different versions of the main character, Teddy, were represented and the way that differences in their timelines had shaped them. The romance between her and Ano, the anomaly that Teddy is supposed to destroy, really hooked me. … Continue reading The Infinite Loop – Pierrick Colinet & Elsa Charretier (Illustrator)

Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

A many facetted novel, Nevernight flits between protagonist Mia’s past and present with interspersed notes and tales from a darkly humorous narrator. Mia is a murderer, and though bloodthirsty and fearless, she is also an empathic person that I found it very easy to connect with. She and the other acolytes at the Red Church are competing for the chance to be a Blade of … Continue reading Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

April 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge: The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

This story focuses on the daughter of a cartographer, who, like her father, is a versed navigator and map-maker. Unlike her father, Isabella doesn’t just dream of sailing the world and creating beautiful maps, she also dreams of mapping her island, and the central region their governor has forbidden to explore. At the death of one of her classmates, Isabella realizes something must be done … Continue reading April 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge: The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Snotgirl – Leslie Hung

“Green Hair Don’t Care” Lottie is a stuck up fashion blogger with allergies. The subject matter is very shallow but I liked the relationships between characters, especially ‘cool-girl’ and her ex-intern. The fact that the main character couldn’t be bothered to learn her friends names wasn’t great and it was confusing when she called characters ‘norm-girl’ and ‘cute-girl’ which I thought just reduced them to … Continue reading Snotgirl – Leslie Hung

She is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick

This is the story of a 16 year old girl, who abducts her younger brother Benjamin, to travel to New York on a mission to find their father. Her viewpoint is so complex. She’s completely blind and has been since birth, so colour and sight mean nothing to her. She navigates an airport and a hunt around New York for her novelist father without ever … Continue reading She is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick