Friday 10 November 2023

Audio: Some kind of happiness by Claire Legrand

By: Claire Legrand

Narrated by: Tina Wolstencroft

Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins

Release date: 10-31-23

Publisher: Tantor Audio

YA/Mg/fiction/to review

When it comes to YA/Mg books I like some that are about tougher subjects and I really liked how this one was made.

Finley is sent to her grandparents house for the summer because her parents are having problems. But, she has never met her grandparents, aunts or cousins. And she has no idea why her father cut of his ties to them.

She is also suffering from depression, but she calls it blue days and she does not know what is wrong with her. Nor has she ever spoken about it.

Her only retreat from all of this is the stories she writes about the Everwood. And she finds her own real Everwood behind her grandparents house. Together with her cousins they have an adventure.

There were so many important things, and it was so well written. I also liked the bits about the Everwood as she is telling a story through out it all. About a magically enchanted forest and the people and creatures there within.

A good narration. There are many different characters and voices and she does a great job with them all. There is the magical part of the story, and the real sad part of the story and they mix well with each other.

Things Finley Hart doesn't want to talk about:

- Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they're not.)

- Being sent to her grandparents' house for the summer.

- Never having met said grandparents.

- Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it's hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)

Finley's only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents' house and realizes the Everwood is real—and holds more mysteries than she'd ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn't allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones. With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she'll first have to save herself.


  1. I'm glad you enjoy these books - I just can't do the hard stories and tough subjects. I need fluff! or dragons!!

    1. I know, fluff and dragons are the best. But sometimes I need deep, but on a more YA level cos else it is just sad

  2. Oh I like the sound of this one Blodeuedd. Thanks for sharing

  3. Replies
    1. It is. So many difficult things, but still so much heart

  4. This one is new to me but I love the sound of it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  5. That sounds like it was really good.

  6. I like that this one takes the story to the depth it deserves!

    1. It does it in a wonderful way. Keeping some magic, amid that dark subject

  7. I thnk I have read one book of hers. Would love to try this especially if it's YA/MG.

  8. Huh. I am intrigued. I may have to check this out

  9. Good that she handled all the elements so well.

    1. It was such a nice way of dealing with things



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