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It’s all about Ruth Galloway

Or, rather, my week is. My February in fact has been very much focussed on Dr. Ruth Galloway; insecure, studious, knowledgeable, wonderful Ruth. And gruff DCI Harry Nelson, out of place and missing Blackpool. Not to forget Cathbad! Oh my favourite Druid! Yes, guys. One of the main characters is a druid. On March 1st… Continue reading It’s all about Ruth Galloway

1 Minute Reviews · Middle Grade · YA

A Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | 1 Minute Reviews

Note: In America this book is known as The Cartographer’s Daughter. A Girl of Ink and Stars is a great adventure and a future classic. Isabella is a budding cartographer whose skills are required when one girl is murdered and another runs away, lost in the island’s Forgotten Territories. But who killed the girl, why are… Continue reading A Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Fiction · Translated Fiction

Moonstone by Sjón | 1 Minute Reviews

This beautiful little book arrived in my postbox earlier this week and I couldn’t take my eyes off it, and so decided to sit down and enjoy it in one sitting. Máni Stein Karlsson, a sex worker who sees male clients, spends his days in Reykavik avidly watching the best of cinema and admiring the beautiful leather-clad… Continue reading Moonstone by Sjón | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

This book absolutely took my breath away. I’ve been thinking about how to sum it up, how to find the right words. I probably cannot do it justice here, but know that you really should read this. Maresi lives in the Red Abbey, where she was sent after the Hunger Winter. The Red Abbey is… Continue reading Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon | 1 Minute Reviews

Steampunk pirate ships. I’m sure many of you, as I did when I first head that portion of premise, just sat up and went excuse me? Let me introduce you to one of my new favourite series: The Tellus Saga by Lucy Saxon – whose birthday it is today! Happy birthday Lucy! The Tellus Saga,… Continue reading Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · YA

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury | 1 Minute Reviews

This review is a rare thing because it also is partly a review of a re-read, and I have only re-read two other books before – To Kill a Mockingbird (about eight times) and Six of Crows (cannot keep away from that banter). Twylla is the Sin Eater’s Daughter, or she was once, before she… Continue reading The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury | 1 Minute Reviews