December Book Review: The Toymakers

The Toymakers By: Robert Dinsdale Release Date: February 8, 2018 Rating: 5/5 beakers   The entrance was a gothic archway, around which heart-shaped leaves of the most fearsome red had been trained.  On either side stood windows of frosted glass, obscuring the myriad colours within.  The edifice of the building was speckled in lights, like snowflakes … More December Book Review: The Toymakers

December Book Spotlight: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

I’m a big fan of the Rise of the Guardians film, and as I was in a mood to read something sweet and magical, I decided it was high time I got around to reading the Guardians of Childhood series. Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King is the first story in … More December Book Spotlight: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King

November Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

The Clockmaker’s Daughter By: Kate Morton Release Date: October 9, 2018 Rating: 5/5 beakers   “I wonder, Dad–is it possible that the story actually came from a book?” “Would that it had.  I’d have been saved a lot of time trying to console my inconsolable child.  No, it was an invention, a family story.  I remember your … More November Book Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter

November Book Spotlight: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

If Groundhog Day and Clue had a baby, it would be The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Of course, you’d also have to thrown in a sort-of amnesia to make things more interesting, but what you’d get is a truly fascinating and original tale where every little word and action is important and where … More November Book Spotlight: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

August Book Spotlight: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

This is the first nonfiction spy account I’ve read, and boy, is any other gonna have a hard time living up to this one! The Spy and the Traitor is the fascinating, heart-pounding, and complex story of Oleg Gordievsky, the KGB agent who traded his allegiance to MI6. Working as a double-agent, Gordievksy is able … More August Book Spotlight: The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War