Where Is That Kid From ‘Matilda’ Now?

I don’t really review autobiographies or memoirs on this blog, it’s largely devoted to YA fiction, but these memoirs are written by the child actress who played, among other roles, beloved Matilda, Natalie in Mrs Doubtfire, and Susan from the remake of Miracle on 34th Street. Her name is Mara Wilson and she has some […]

Beautiful Broken Girls

Beautiful Broken Girls

Man, these girls were broken long before anyone even died. Two sisters lead a completely sheltered life and when their promiscuous cousin dies, they seemingly commit suicide by drowning in the local quarry pool shortly afterwards. The younger sister, Mina, left several notes to her ex-boyfriend explaining why they died but in a convoluted way […]

Long May She Reign Reigned Long In My Heart

Freya is twenty-third in line to the throne, so she’s never meant to be queen. Until a mass murder at a feast leaves her on the throne. The question is, who is responsible for the murders, and are they angry they missed Freya? Will they come after her? And how can she make being queen […]

Sun Sets on Study Series as Dawn Study Ends

I don’t even know where to start with this book. You know how each instalment of a series is supposed to be more epic than the last? Well, at one point Snyder has something like 28 characters ‘onscreen’, all with different motivations, characterisations, and backstories, including small children with more sass than they have the […]

I Fell Under The Grace’s Spell

River is new to the school, and like everyone, drawn to the enigmatic Grace siblings. But unlike everyone else, River knows how to befriend them and seek their help as rumours of their witchcraft spread through the town. Or maybe she’s just far more determined to be a part of the Grace family. Either way, […]

Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 3: Evermore

Ghosts are disappearing in both the mortal world and the Waiting Area, and it’s up to Emily to figure out why before her beloved Jacob ceases to exist. Also, will Celia please stop pressuring her to marry Theo? Jeez. Evermore, like Possession and The Medium before it, gives us more of the same that we […]

Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 2: Possession

A strange little girl summoned an evil spirit into Jacob’s sister Adelaide, and it’s up to the only other spirit medium in London, Emily Chambers, a seventeen year old mixed-race middle class working girl, to stop him before he hurts someone. Also, Jacob is broody. Possession brings us largely the same as The Medium in […]

Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 1: The Medium

SUMMARY Emily Chambers is a seventeen year old orphaned spirit medium who lives with her older sister in Regency London.  PLOT When Emily and her sister accidentally unleash a shapeshifting murderous demon from another dimension on London, the Administrators from the Waiting Area send a solid ghost called Jacob to Emily to help defeat the […]

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