Review: ‘The Secret Life of William Shakespeare’ by Jude Morgan

  Blurb from GoodReads.com:  There are so few established facts about how the son of a glove maker from Warwickshire became one of the greatest writers of all time that some people doubt he could really have written so many astonishing plays. We know that he married Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant and six years…

Review: ’21 Proms’ by David Levithan, John Green, Libba Bray and others

Please note: Trigger Warning: this post explores issues around (sexual) consent and (IMO*) abusive relationships. If you find this upsetting, please feel free to skip this post and read others instead.  Blurb from GoodReads: Sometimes the night of your dreams can be a total nightmare. The prom. It’s supposed to be one of the best nights…

Review: ‘Moonheart’ by Charles de Lint

Blurb from GoodReads.com: When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards…and restless evil. Now, with their friends and enemies alike–Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk musician; the Inspector from the RCMP;…

Review: ‘The Crow’ (graphic novel) by James O’Barr

Blurb from GoodReads.com:  A tale about the nature of evil and the power of love. It centres on a dark angel who literally rises from the dead to avenge a gang of thugs who brutally killed him and his fiancee on the eve of their wedding. This is the graphic novel that inspired the hit…

Review: ‘Kindred Spirits’ by Rainbow Rowell

Blurb from GoodReads:  ‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’ ‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’ ‘Maybe.’ If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to…

Review: ‘The Sleeping Prince’ by Melinda Salisbury

Blurb from GoodReads:  Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just…

Native American Characters in Literature

Hi guys, Following on from my recent post on how you can help stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL) I’ve decided to do a post on five Native American characters in literature that I myself have read, as I love diverse literature a d I feel that Native American characters are both underepresented and sometimes…

Water is Life: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hey guys! Hope you’re all fine and dandy. Regular readers of this blog and my Breathing Ghosts Series blog (that’s probably you!) will know that I mainly use it  to post book and film reviews and updates on my creative writing (I’m currently editing the first draft of my new YA novel, Trolheart.) However, the great thing about…

The Fairydust Book Blog’s Top 3 Books for Easter

Hi everyone! Happy Easter from the Fairydust Book Blog! In case you’re sick of chocolate and in need of some reads, here are my top 3 Easter-related books. Enjoy! 1. ‘Chocolat’ by Joanne Harris Blurb from Amazon: When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique…

Review: ‘Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride and Prejudice’ by Natasha Farrant

Blurb from Amazon: A spirited, witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she’s sick of country life – instead of sewing and reading, she longs for adventure. When a red-coated garrison arrives in Merryton, Lydia‘s life turns upside down. As she falls for dashing Wickham, she’s…