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Toil and Trouble

Michael Strother at HarlequinTeen has acquired Toil & Trouble, an anthology of feminist stories of witchcraft, co-edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood and featuring contributions from Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Cordova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Karuna Riazi, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, Tristina Wright, and Brenna Yovanoff. 

I very little about this book apart from it is witches and written by all those authors mentioned about. I want it. I want it now. 

A spoonful of murder by Robin Stevens

The sixth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.

Another book I know very little about but as I've loved the previous books completely I'm confident that this is going to be excellent. 

From Twinkle with love by Sandya Menon

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to e…
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Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

France, 1944. 12-year-old Eloise’s father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise’s town, and the Nazi Kommandant moves into Maison de la Noyer, things start falling apart.
Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance. Suspense, secrecy and danger follow her as, inspired by her favourite detective fiction books, she tries to find her father. A hidden passage behind a tapestry, a deportation list and a race against time… Will Eloise find her father? And what other secrets will she reveal?

I received this towards the end of the summer and have been meaning to get to it for ages and now I've read it I instantly regret having not got to it sooner.

Eloise undercover is the perfect read for older children and younger teens with an interest in WWII history. The story focuses on the resistance movement in France and I was thoroughly gripped by Eloise's story from the fi…

Library Loans: October 2017

Each month I do a little post to share with you some of the best titles I have borrowed from my local library service. Here's what I loved in October

The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of what might be a notorious Victorian child murdress and a baby snatcher known as "The Childminder" threatens modern-day Norfolk in the latest irresistible mystery from Elly Griffiths.

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk in this exciting new entry in a beloved series.
Every year a ceremony is held in Norwich for the bodies in the paupers' graves: the Service for the Outcast Dead. Ruth has a particular interest in this year's proceedings. Her recent dig at Norwich Castle turned up the body of the notorious Mother Hook, who was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children. Now Ruth is the reluctant star of the TV series Women Who Kill, working al…

How I cured my book buying habit and an update

You may have noticed things around here have been a lot quieter than normal. I'm still here but things have changed for me blogging wise.

I'm still reading but I'm getting much of my reading material from the library of late.  It's not to say that I don't love a review copy but I am enjoying the freedom to read what I like when I like. Browsing through the library shelves this year has got me reading a far wider range of books than I have previously and it is really nice to find these gems that I may have previously missed.

One thing I actually love about joining the library is that is has really cracked my book buying habit. It's not to say that I'm not buying books but it does mean that I'm now only purchasing books that I adore rather than spending out lots and lots on books that I was reading once (or DNFing) before passing onto someone else.

So what does this mean for the future of The Overflowing Library. For the time being I'll still be arou…

Can't wait to read: the 2018 UKYA edition

I'm in that point of my year when the excitment about 2018 UKYA is real. I love it when 2018 titles start appearing through my door (thanks David Fickling - yours was first). It gives me something to look forward to in the dreary bit of the year when it's starting to get cold and miserable but it's too early to start thinking about Christmas.

These are the 2018 UKYA titles I cannot wait to read.

In your light by AJ Grainger

Mella Laverty had been missing for eight months, six days and eighteen hours. Seventeen-year-old Lil's heart was broken when her big sister, Mella, went missing. Now she is 'Lil After' - angry, cold and dark. One especially dark and rainy night, Lil accidentally runs a strange girl, 'Seven' down in her car. Tiny, gentle, terrified Seven was born into the Sisterhood of the Light, a seemingly peaceful community that believes in the healing power of the sun. When a fire tore through the compound, Seven ran for her life, straight …

Library Loans: September 2017

I managed to read some brilliant books from the library this month

Firstly my reservation of The Lemon Tree Cafe by Cathy Bramley came in

I only recently discovered Cathy's books this year since joining the library and I really love her stuff. It's pure comfort reading at its best and I always find myself sucked into the world of the characters and this book was no exception. I loved the characters and thoroughly enjoyed their story.

I requested the first book in the Mirabelle Bevan Mystery series because I was looking for some modern historical fiction with an awesome female lead and I definitely got it in this book. I loved the story and cannot wait to get the rest of the series.

Staying on a historical fiction theme I got this book. I loved the time period and I loved the characters and story. I can't say that I've come across the Mitford sisters before but I'm now intrigued to know more about the people who feature in this book I loved it so much I actually ord…

Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abil…