Today I’m delighted to welcome Young Adult supernatural author Ivy Logan. Her ‘Porridge & Cream’ read is Reckless by Cornelia Funke.
“The book I enjoy reading is Reckless by Cornelia Funke. It’s a part of the Reckless series but the book is pretty special to me. I first discovered Cornelia Funke because of the Inkworld series but it was Jacob Reckless who went on to become the person with the power to draw me back again and again. “Jacob is a human who has found his way to a magical world called the Mirrorworld. He keeps coming back to it and moves between two worlds. Despite his nomadic life Jacob always puts family first and he is willing to do anything, sacrifice anything to save his brother who is slowly turning into stone. The characters that flow from Cornelia’s imagination are so very real and they draw you and hold your attention.”
Ivy Logan has a lifetime of stories in her head. She has always loved reading and watching movies. And she sees stories in everything and in everyone. She was already a storyteller before she actually sat down and decided to become one. Writing is to Ivy about narrating a story, pulling the reader in and ensuring that her tale has elements of surprise that will either build shock, happiness or anger, even irritation towards her characters in the mind of the reader. She writes fantasy but based on an element of truth. To explain;Metamorphosisis set against the background of blood diamonds and a country ruled by a dictator.Brokenis based on the relationship of a mother with her children and the instinctive nature of a mother to protect the child she believes is the weaker one. Broken explores the idea, without painting the mother as a villain. All her stories cast the female MC as the heroes, even if they are less than perfect, because all young girls need someone to believe that we rescue ourselves, not a prince on a white steed. Currently in addition to the final book in her series, Redemption, Ivy also has a clean romance suspense, A Second Chance, in WIP.
Ivy’s latest book
Amelia, Peradora’s teenage heiress is a fashionista and boasts of 6 million followers on Twitter. In reality she is a bit of an introvert, a prisoner in a golden cage and her ‘it girl’ image is nothing but a carefully crafted, elaborate P.R. plan, masterminded by her guardian, Liam, the dictator of Peradora. As secrets from her past dodge her at every turn, can Amelia choose between Adrian, the adventure junkie, her first love and Noah, the handsome bodyguard, and her best friend? Do they have secrets of their own they’re keeping from her? Now Peradora, her beloved nation is in trouble, and a sorceress ancestor, grants Amelia the ability to shape shift. Will it prove to be a curse or a boon? Will the power be too much for Amelia to handle? And can it truly change who she is inside, a frightened girl, quite out of her depth? As a stunning set of events unfold, will the truth set Amelia free or will she learn that some secrets are best buried in the past?
Check the advance reviews at Goodreads and add Metamorphosis to your To-Read list.
What is a ‘Porridge & Cream’ book? It’s the book you turn to when you need a familiar read, when you are tired, ill, or out-of-sorts, where you know the story and love it. Where reading it is like slipping on your oldest, scruffiest slippers after walking for miles. Where does the name ‘Porridge & Cream’ come from? Cat Deerborn is a character in Susan Hill’s ‘Simon Serrailler’ detective series. Cat is a hard-worked GP, a widow with two children and she struggles from day-to-day. One night, after a particularly difficult day, she needs something familiar to read. From her bookshelf she selects ‘Love in A Cold Climate’ by Nancy Mitford. Do you have a favourite read which you return to again and again? If so, please send me a message.
Discover the ‘Porridge & Cream’ books of these authors:-
Graeme Cumming’s choice is ‘Eagle in the Sky’ by Wilbur Smith
Linda Huber chooses ‘A Cry in the Night’ by Mary Higgins Clark
‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ by Philip K Dick is chosen by Lisa Devaney
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