the castle of cupcakes

We got a lovely book in the post called The Castle of Cupcakes by Lynn Bedford Hall (the food writer) and of course I couldn’t wait to get home and read it to Fysh, who by the way thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a story about Mattie who enters a secret dreamworld of animals every night, […]

captivated by you

Gideon and Eva’s relationship is one I feel for so strongly. I love their dynamic — these are two damaged souls, who both make their fair share of mistakes, but who love each other with every fiber of their beings, more than anything else in the world, and that love gives them the strength and […]


Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped […]

The Infinite Sea

Last year, Rick Yancey introduced us to a different sort of alien invasion story with The 5th Wave. I found it notable because (although it’s targeted at young adults and includes the inevitable romance story) the alien invasion was different from most of the stories I’m used to. This year, the tale continues (with some […]

Silver Shadows – Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets and human lives. In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. […]

kill yourself and count to 10

They’re psychopaths, violent offenders, drug addicts, sexual deviants and social misfits. And these are the good guys. In the notorious military camp known as The Vault, they are considered unfit to wear the South African Defence Force uniform. As part of a brutal rehabilitation programme they become the experimental toys of a rogue psychiatrist. Into […]