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Book Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Book reviews 

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Published 7th June 2012 by Corsair (previously an ebook)

Winner of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy 2011.

Imaginative and witty, complex and memorable, this is a fantastical fairyland full of magical characters. In true fairy story style young September is whisked off by the Green Wind and the Leopard of Little Breezes to visit Fairyland. Along the way she meets a...


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The Carnegie and Greenaway award winners have been announced!

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Book reviews 

I was thrilled to discover that 'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness has been awarded both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway medal! It's the second year running that Ness has won the Carnegie and I would say it is well deserved. His 'Chaos Walking Trilogy' and 'A Monster Calls' have been some of the best books of read in years.

It's the first time in history that the same book has won both awards, yet I'm not surprised that 'A Monster Calls' did so. The Kate Greenaway medal was awa...
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Book Review: 'The Quiddity of Will Self' by Sam Mills

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Book reviews 

'The Quiddity of Will Self' by Sam Mills
Publication date 15th March 2012

Skilled, confident and brave; Sam Mills writes in worship of an existing cult author, exploring the extremities of worship, love of literature and the twisted trails within the mind left by the textual footsteps of every author one reads. Each book a glimpse within the psyche of another, the taunting desperation of wondering if you could have that mind, be that person, find those ideas, those words within yourself. ...


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Welcome to my new book reviewing page!

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Book reviews 
Here it is - a page dedicated to book reviewing! I will post book reviews as and when I encounter new publications or when the inspiration strikes to review old favourites. I've been lucky enough to receive two new very different publications through the post recently so I will be starting with those. I'll also post links to my previous reviews, written for the Ultimate Book Guide Blog.
If you would like me to consider reviewing your book please contact me.
Happy reading! :o)
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Previous Reviews

Posted by Tessa Brechin on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Book reviews 
Previous Reviews
Below you will find a list of titles I reviewed for the Ultimate Book Guide Blog along with links to the reviews. These are currently listed in date order, with the most recent first.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Wreckers by Julie Hearn
Ice Maiden by Sally Prue
School Blues by Daniel Pennac
Wasted by Nicola Morgan
Laghu the Clever Crow by Bhavit Mehta
Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Angelica Sprockets Pockets by Quentin Blake
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