Classics, Cross over, Fairytales, Fantasy, Ghost story, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Magic, middle grade, Personal Faves, Readalouds

A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Be prepared- this review contains spoilers and incessant gushing. A Drowned Maiden's Hair remains one of my favourite contemporary middle grade books and I could not wait to read Schlitz's next book Splendors and Glooms, which seemed perfectly Victorian and gothic and creepy. The wait was worthwhile, and this book has vaulted into my best… Continue reading A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Ghost story, YA

Grade “A” Thrills: The Ghosts of Ashbury High

  I have a thing for Australian YA authors: Melina Marchetta, John Marsden, Steven Herrick, Shaun Tan (not strictly YA), and of course, Jaclyn Moriarty. It must be something in the water. Moriarty's latest book, The Ghosts of Ashbury High, is the second novel I've read recently that is among the most anticipated books of… Continue reading Grade “A” Thrills: The Ghosts of Ashbury High