Month: January 2018

Robin Hood’s Dawn- Review

Characters What’s not to love about Robin Hood? There’s something charming and engaging about the legend from England. In this book he is presented with a wonderful, boyish charm and a brilliant relationship with his friends. He’s provided with political enemies and motivation to…

Robin Hood’s Dawn- Extract

Chapter 6:  The Earl of Sherwood Forest 25 August 1188, Sherwood Forest Forcing himself to redirect his thoughts away from Marian’s perilous circumstances, Robin returned to his scrutiny of Gisborne’s weapon.  He frowned at the sword and mumbled, “Interesting.” “What is it, Lord Robin?”…

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Review- Julius Caesar @_bridgetheatre

Director: Nicholas Hytner Staring: David Calder/ Ben Whishaw/ Michelle Fairley/ David Morrissey Story A play of two parts, the first deals with the political unrest in Caesar’s Rome and the coup that it inspires. The successful assassination leads to a second half fueled by…

Book Review: Second Best Friend by @NonPratt

Description: Stunning novella by a hot talent in YA, in a gorgeous collectable edition. Jade and Becky have always been best friends; inseparable and often indistinguishable. But when a spiteful comment from an awful ex pushes Jade to the edge, she begins to see…

THE EXTINCTION TRIALS, Q&A with S M Wilson

HG: Which character, if any, did you relate to? SMW: It has to be heroine, Storm.  She’s angry and feels abandoned, and I felt that as I wrote her.  But Storm has a big heart and a strong sense of ethics and I hope that…

The Extinction Trials by @susanwilsonbook @Usborne

The Extinction Trials by @susanwilsonbook @Usborne From Goodreads: Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trials. In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will…

Clean by Juno Dawson

First thoughts This is almost the novel I’ve been waiting for from Juno. I won’t lie, I’ve struggled with Juno’s work since moving from her Point Horror homage; I was comfortable with it and not ready to let go. I will always buy her…

Pinocchio

Pinocchio The National Theatre 2.12.2017 (2nd Preview performance) Story The story sticks very close to source. For me, having not read the book, that’s the Disney movie. The songs, however, seem out of place but find new homes that fit well within the production….

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus by Ryan Graudin Release date: 21.9.2017 Description: Time is running out . . . Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into…

Everless by @Sara__Holland

Characters It’s not often you find a book where you enjoy and relate to most of the characters. From the protagonist to the staff at Everless, each one is fully developed and invite you in to this world. They are likeable, unlikeable and with…