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Ten Best ‘Younger Reader’ Book Covers E.v.e.r. (?)

Ever=so far/for the next 3 months? I’m heavily biased anyway. Oh, and only of tween/teen books.

This is my first ‘Top Ten Tuesday’ post (a weekly booky thing from That Artsy Reader Girl – go look). I’ve always wanted to do one of these thingies, and this is the perfect subject: Cover art. I’m not going to get creative, I’m just doing the obvious – although doing ‘cringiest covers anyone on this planet has ever seen’ was tempting and very me, I get way over ten before I leave books for nine year olds (not… Going… To… Say… Harry.. Potter…).

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Daily snippet

BOOKSHELF BLUES

Hands up who’s run out of paper-and-pages books. Everyone, right? I mean, actual bookshops are expensive and, well, lockdown. Ordering online to be delivered is a hopeless idea where I live – I’m not sure about other countries. It’s either expensive, slow or lost-in-post. Possibly the delivery guy was hijacked. Maybe he hijacked someone else and left the stuff just lying there. Who knows. This is now. Digital is perfectly OK, or preferable.

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Stuff to Do When You've Got Too Much Time

Stuff to Do: Draw Every Pratchett and Kate Milford Character You Can Remember and a Bunch of Others

Long enough title?

Okay, please don’t kick me out of the Pratchett club, I do actually remember more than 4 characters. It’s the same with Kate Milford. They are just the only characters important/detailed/interesting/unique enough to draw, or that I have already drawn. I am considering doing the men black-on-black from The Left Handed Fate (Milford), and maybe Clem and Georgie.

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: The Thief Knot

THE THIEF KNOT

Author: Kate Milford
Ages: 11-15

The cover identifies this The Thief Knot as ‘A Greenglass House Book’. Apparently this does not mean it is set in Greenglass House. It’s set in the Liberty, home of the Waits of Ghosts of Greenglass House , and the main character is Marzana, the quite girl from the same book (I can’t say anything more about her because of my no-spoilers policy, if I did I would give away the whole plot of Ghosts of Greenglass House). Come on!

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: The Broken Lands

THE BROKEN LANDS

Author: Kate Milford

Ages: 12/13+

If you want to read this because you enjoyed Greenglass House by the same author, be warned: it is a completely different book. It is quite creepy, and definitely very strange. There are mythical creatures, which is fine, but at some points I feel like the whole ‘magical, mythical, mysterious‘ theme was taken too far.

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Book of the Week

UPDATED REVIEW: The Left-Handed Fate

Author: Kate Milford

Ages: 11-16

Re-reading this book, I realized that I needed to update my previous review, but I wanted to  keep the previous one as it was to show the different perspectives of different ages.

The book is one of my all-time favorites. Even reading it a second or third time (I don’t count), I struggled

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: The Left-Handed Fate

The Left-Handed Fate

Author: Kate Milford

Ages: 10-15

Pages: 372

This book is a prequel of Greenglass House. It is a bit more…  unrealistic than the Greenglass House books, that meaning

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: Ghosts of Greenglass House

Ghosts of Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

Age: 9-14ish

The sequel to Greenglass House, it is humorous and a decent length. Once again, Milo is flooded with mysterious guests. Unsurprisingly, there are ghosts and it is slightly… odd, more so than Greenglass House, but it is not

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REVIEW: Greenglass House

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

ages:  9-14ish

I liked this book because it made sense the whole way through. All the puzzles were solved, no mysteries where left unexplained. There are some occurrences and coincidences that seem unlikely, but not extremely so and it isn’t irritating. There are