The Bone Sparrow Review

Title: The Bone Sparrow Author: Zana Fraillon Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than … Continue reading The Bone Sparrow Review

ARC Review: The Artsy Mistake Mystery

Title: The Artsy Mistake Mystery Author: Sylvia McNicoll Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, mystery, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: They say he’s been stealing art. But is Attila being framed? Outdoor art is disappearing all over the neighbourhood! From elaborate Halloween decorations to the Stream of Dreams fish display across the fence at Stephen and Renée’s … Continue reading ARC Review: The Artsy Mistake Mystery

Furthermore Review

Title: Furthermore Author: Tahereh Mafi Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will have to travel through … Continue reading Furthermore Review

ARC Review: Piglettes

Title: Piglettes Author: Clementine Beauvais Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, young adult, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story - winner of France's biggest prize for teen and YA fiction. Awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze trotters after a vote by their classmates on Facebook, Mireille, Astrid and Hakima are … Continue reading ARC Review: Piglettes

Top Ten Thursday #55🇨🇦

Hi everyone!😃 Happy (belated) Canada Day! This one was especially special because it was Canada's 150th birthday! For those of you who are Canadian, I hope you all had a great day and did something super fun with your friends and families to celebrate the occasion.🎊 Anyway, in honour of Canada's 150th birthday, I wanted … Continue reading Top Ten Thursday #55🇨🇦

Top Ten Thursday #53

Hi everyone!😄 Magical realism is one of my favourite book genres. Along with my love of the contemporary genre, I adore being able to experience some magic within it as well. So this week, I decided to incorporate that into my Top Ten Thursday! So let's get on with the magic, shall we?😉 1. As You … Continue reading Top Ten Thursday #53

Top Ten Thursday #52

Hi everyone!☺️ For this week's Top Ten Thursday, I have decided to cover some characters who adore books, just like I (and you guys!) do. I adore when books follow a bookish protagonist- I'm all for relatable characters, and characters who love books meet *at least almost* all of that criteria. So let's get on … Continue reading Top Ten Thursday #52

Lucky Jonah Review

Title: Lucky Jonah Author: Richard Scrimger Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, magical realism, LGBTQ+, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: What if you could escape your life with just one click? Bullied by his brother and living in the shadow of his athletic best friend, Jonah is crippled by self-loathing and insecurity. Then a mysterious stranger hands … Continue reading Lucky Jonah Review

ARC Review: Beyond a Large Steep Hill

Title: Beyond a Large Steep Hill Author: Leigh Belrose Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, folktale, middle grade Goodreads Synopsis: While playing a game of ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ with his child friends on his Birthday, ten-year-old Everett loses his footing and tumbles down a large steep hill. From here on, a fantastical dream-like adventure begins. In … Continue reading ARC Review: Beyond a Large Steep Hill

ARC Review & Author Interview: The Best Mistake Mystery

Hi everyone!😄 I have been given the privilege to have been able to read a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley as well as interview the author, Sylvia McNicoll. Thank you so much to Sylvia, Dundurn Press, and publicist Jaclyn Hodsdon for giving me this chance! I am very excited as this will be … Continue reading ARC Review & Author Interview: The Best Mistake Mystery