Chrestomanci Series 4
Old School Wednesdays is a weekly Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation […]
After a few disappointing reads in the past few weeks, I was in need of some well-deserved comfort reading and some laid-back review-writing. So, I turned to the always reliable Diana Wynne Jones. Title: Eight Days of Luke Author: Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Norse Mythology Publisher: Harper Collins Publication date: First published […]
I had a few days off between Christmas and New Year and I did what I usually do when I have some time off: I read. A lot. Although I did not finish all the books I tried to read (like for example Before I fall by Lauren Oliver which firmly sets me in the […]
Title: Charmed Life Author: Diana Wynne Jones Genre: Fantasy/ YA Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks Publication Date: May 2009 (first edition: 1977) Paperback: 288 pages Stand alone or series: First book in the Chrestomanci series (7 books) but can be read as stand alone. Every saga has a beginning. Every journey has a first step…And so it is […]
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