Well – this book was something else.
We follow Emmett Farmer, who discovers the existence of books. But books in this world aren’t just books – they are people. Or, to be more exact, the memories of people, the things they want to forget. A binder takes these memories away, wraps them up neatly in the book, and they can go on the shelf and be forgotten.
Continue reading “Book Review | The Binding by Bridget Collins”
When Elliot wished on a star to save his mum, he didn’t expect a constellation to crash into his dungheap. He certainly didn’t expect to spend his day releasing Thanatos, the evil Daemon of Death. They need the noble King of the Gods and his wondrous steed! …they get a chubby Zeus, and his high horse Pegasus. They’re going to need a lot more if they’re going to save the world.
This book was Waterstones’ Children’s Book of the Month, and I am so happy I picked it up! It was a really cheery, funny little children’s read. Continue reading “Book Review | Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans”
“It was not enough. All knowledge- any knowledge – called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen.”
Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her gender cannot suppress. After her father is found dead – and, Faith deduces, murdered – she goes through his journals and discovers a man close to madness. The Lie Tree is what he was working with, and Faith decides to look after it – by feeding it lies. But she’s not the only one, and very, very soon, her life is in danger. Continue reading “Book Review | The Lie Tree by Frances Hardringe”