Review: Laura’s Spooky Show by Natasha Mac a’Bhaird

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the author. This has in way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.

Blurb:

Star Club are planning a new show, full of witches, magic and mystery – and Laura is going to write it! She finds plenty of inspiration from a spooky old house nearby, where strange things are happening. Is Laura imagining it, or could it really be … haunted? Continue reading

Tag Thursday: Reading Your Country Tag

St Patrick’s Day has just been and gone, and it’s made me feel very patriotic. It’s the perfect time to take the Reading My Country Tag and chat a little about the Emerald Isle. This tag originally was created by Booktuber Cook Read Create, but I’ve decided to take it as a written exam and spare you the horror of my voice.

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Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.

Blurb:

In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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Review: The Night of the Party by Rachael English

Challenge criteria: A book with a time of day in the title.

Blurb:

January 1982: In the village of Kilmitten, the Crossan family are holding their annual party during the biggest snowstorm Ireland has seen in decades. By the end of the night, the parish priest, Father Leo Galvin, is dead.

The lives of four teenagers – Tom, Conor, Tess and Nina – who had been drinking beer and smoking in a shed at the back of the house, will never be the same. But one of them carries a secret from that night that he has never shared.

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