Short Story Competitions

In the mood for writing a story? If you are then good news, because there are some more short story competitions open.

The Wicked Young Writers Award


Completely Cassidy Story Competitions!

P.S sorry I have not been in instance for ages!


REVIEW – Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott

v23257134When Hollywood sensation Betty Massino comes to Marsh Road to star in the local theatre, Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie can’t wait to see her. But disaster strikes! Betty’s very expensive diamond necklace is stolen and Piotr’s dad, a security guard at the theatre, is a prime suspect! Can Piotr, Minnie and Andrew, with the help from new friends Flora and Sylvie, solve the crime or will they lose Piotr forever?

I really liked the mystery in this book. The way they interviewed all the suspects and followed them to see what they were like was great. I also liked how they met Flora and Sylvie. My favourite character was Minnie because she was very determined and brave. I couldn’t work out who stole the necklace and I thought it was amazing how Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie did!

This is the first in the Marsh Road Mysteries series and I’m really excited to read the other ones when they come out.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery!

Books of the Month – February

This month I have read Something Secret by Gwyneth Rees, Binny for Short by Hilary McKay, Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott, Fairy Lies by E.D. Baker, The Stolen Crystals by Paula Harrison, Mermaid Magic by Gwyneth Rees, Indigo’s Star by Hilary McKay, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer and Sapphire Battersea, Emerald Star and The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson

I haven’t listened to any audiobooks this month.v23257134

The books I want to read in February are:

  • Saving Sophia by Fleur Hitchcock
  • The Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton
  • Ask Amy Green: Bridesmaid Blitz by Sarah Webb
  • Ever After High: Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection by Shannon Hale


My book of the month is…
Marsh Road Mysteries: Diamonds and Daggers by Elen Caldecott
I will review it soon

REVIEW – Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway

19213431“When Lizzie and Bee meet on holiday, it feels as if they were always meant to be friends. Escaping their parents and exploring, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. As the two girls grow closer however, strange questions rise to the surface… Is Lizzie an only child? Why has Bee’s dad disappeared? And why, as the holiday comes to an end, are the two girls forbidden from seeing each other again? Could one dark secret from the past hold the answer? Could one fateful night keep Lizzie and Bee apart…for ever?”

I love this book! It is really captivating and once you pick it up you can’t put it down! It is narrated by Bee and Lizzie, I think I like Lizzie’s story a teeny bit more, though.

My favourite thing about this story is the mystery. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen. The characters are also really interesting, and I like how Bee and Lizzie find each other.

I’d recommend this book to fans of mysteries and friendship stories.

I give this book 5 out of 5.