‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J Maas: Certainly a Page Turner

I read ‘Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J Maas because I was intrigued by the praise given to it in the excellent book of writing advice ‘How to Write a Page Turner’ by Jordan Rosenfeld. The author was evidently drawn in by the series of which this is the first, and a great … Continue reading ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J Maas: Certainly a Page Turner

The song from ‘The Blackwood Crusade’ by Jo Danilo

This morning I woke up from a dream I could not remember, save that part of it was the haunting poem from Jo Danilo's 'The Blackwood Crusade'. It is a very touching poem.  Here is is in full. ‘Tis just the beginning of you and me As we wander by the stream. You on one … Continue reading The song from ‘The Blackwood Crusade’ by Jo Danilo

Blackwood by Jo Danilo: A Darkly Humorous Fairy Tale for All Ages

I found this a real page turner; it may be officially YA, for twelve or over – but it is not a book with an appeal restricted to a particular age group, It is laugh-out-loud funny, intriguing and sad in turns. At the climatic scene, where the protagonist Silas is briefly given his own particular … Continue reading Blackwood by Jo Danilo: A Darkly Humorous Fairy Tale for All Ages

Engrossing YA -Jo Danilo’s ‘The Curtain Twitcher’s Handbook’

  I have always admired this author's writing, and I am really pleased that this novel is now available on Amazon. I only occasionally read YA, but I really enjoyed this one. Excellent! I was really impressed. This novel combines lively action, humour, vivid descriptions and characterisation in an expertly woven creepy supernatural adventure alternated … Continue reading Engrossing YA -Jo Danilo’s ‘The Curtain Twitcher’s Handbook’