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Please welcome amazing author and fabulous hat-wearer Frances Hardinge to the blog for the Countdown to 7th May tour, where she’s kindly sharing with us her Bookish Firsts! Don’t forget to check out the #CountdownYA hastag for more on this amazing tour to celebrate upcoming books!

 
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By: Daphne
Event, Guest Post / April 20, 2015

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Guest Post from Esme Kerr

On Boarding Schools

The main thing I remember about boarding school was that there was no escape from your so-called friends, even when you hated them. But I also remember some girls who preferred school to home: they didn’t mind not escaping their friends because they were so relieved to escape their families! This is the story of Edie in The Glass Bird Girl. But in the second book, Midnight at Mischief, there is an unruly new girl in the second year called Janet and she seems unable to leave her home troubles behind her. She has been sent to boarding school because her mother is working abroad and her father is not capable of looking after her himself. Janet rebels against the school, and wants to escape by getting herself expelled, but Edie – who has been entrusted by the headmistress to keep an eye on Janet – tries to persuade her that boarding school is an escape in itself. read more

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By: Daphne
Blogoversary / November 11, 2014

Happy blogoversary to Winged Reviews! I can’t believe it’s been three years since I first started this crazy thing called blogging. I’ve been so fortunate to read some amazing books, meet some wonderful authors and make some incredible friends.

I know it’s been quiet as of late here, but I am very much still invested in the blog. I hope to have a couple of co-bloggers fully on board soon and slowly working on a new layout. I just wanted to say thank you all for supporting the blog, even in the quiet times. Each comment, retweet or kind word means so much to me. read more

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By: Daphne
Challenge, Event / February 5, 2014

Our Lady of the Streets by Tom Pollock

To celebrate the launch of the final book in Tom Pollock’s fantastic urban fantasy series, Our Lady of the Streets on 7 August 2014, Jo Fletcher books (Quercus) are hosting an epid reread of the first two books in the series, The City’s Son and The Glass Republic.

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It’s 4 chapters a week, and it starts tomorrow on the 6 February 2014. Each Thursday, there will be a recap and discussion on the Jo Fletcher blog and other host blogs (Winged Reviews will be one of these hosts, so stay tuned)! Tom will be much involved, plus in the final week he will do a Google hang out in which he will discuss the first two books, reads an exclusive extract from book three and answers some of your questions! read more

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By: Daphne
Blogoversary, Giveaway / November 22, 2013

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For the last day of the blogoversary, give a warm welcome to two fab authors, Gwenda Bond and Emma Caroll! Gwenda’s second book The Woken Gods was one of my favourite reads of this year (unique mythology ftw) and while I haven’t had the pleasure of reading Emma’s debut, Frost Hollow Hall, it sounds perfect for a Downton-loving fan like myself. Please read on to find out their top 5 recommendations! read more

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By: Daphne