Book Reviews

Alone In The Woods by Rebecca Behrens Book Review [who we are and who we want to be]

Blurb From the author of The Disaster Days comes a thrilling survival story, and lost in the woods children's book, about two former best friends who must work together to stay alive after getting lost in a remote national forest. Jocelyn and Alex have always been best friends... until they aren't. Jocelyn's not sure what happened, but… Continue reading Alone In The Woods by Rebecca Behrens Book Review [who we are and who we want to be]

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Siri the Viking: The Emperor’s Treasure by Patric Nystrom & Per Demervall Book Review

Blurb It is spring, and the Vikings are preparing to set sail for Miklagard. But Siri is told she has to stay behind! Her Dad, the chieftain, says that the journey is too dangerous for a little girl. But if he thinks that is going to stop her, he’s wrong. She stows away on his… Continue reading Siri the Viking: The Emperor’s Treasure by Patric Nystrom & Per Demervall Book Review

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Amari And The Night Brothers by B. B. Alston Book Review [in the end, we are all bound by our choices]

Blurb An epic middle grade supernatural adventure series, soon to be a major movie starring Marsai Martin. Perfect for readers aged 8+ and fans of Percy Jackson, Nevermoor and Men in Black! Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother Quinton has gone missing.No one will talk about it.His mysterious job holds the secret... So… Continue reading Amari And The Night Brothers by B. B. Alston Book Review [in the end, we are all bound by our choices]

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The Haunting Of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes Book Review [just a sad column in an old newspaper]

Blurb Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose's disappearance. Now someone... or something, is… Continue reading The Haunting Of Aveline Jones by Phil Hickes Book Review [just a sad column in an old newspaper]

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The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman Book Review [LESS TALKING, MORE SHOVELLING]

Blurb Kate and her younger brother Tom lead desperately uninteresting lives. And judging by their desperately uninteresting parents, the future isn’t much more promising. If only life was like it is in books, where you have adventures, and save the world! Even Kate’s 11th birthday is shaping up to be mundane — that is, until… Continue reading The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman Book Review [LESS TALKING, MORE SHOVELLING]

Cover Smackdown

Cover Smackdown: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

Today we’re celebrating the many international covers of Skulduggery Pleasant, and you can vote for your favourite cover at the end! Meet Skulduggery Pleasant Ace DetectiveSnappy DresserRazor–tongued WitCrackerjack SorcererandWalking, Talking,Fire-throwing Skeleton —as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming… Continue reading Cover Smackdown: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

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When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten Book Review [a surfing warrior with wings]

Blurb Nothing much happens in Sycamore, the small village where Clara lives - at least, that's how it looks. She loves eating ripe mangoes fallen from trees, running outside in the rainy season and escaping to her secret hideout with her best friend Gaynah. There's only one problem - she can't remember anything that happened… Continue reading When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten Book Review [a surfing warrior with wings]

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Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm Book Review [they’re millions of miles from home. and someone is lying to them.]

Blurb After a catastrophic Unknown Event leaves the colony ship Orion stranded deep in space, it’s up to thirteen-year-old Beth and her friends to navigate through treacherous and uncharted territory and reach safety. But a heavily damaged ship, a mysterious alien species, space pirates, and an Artificial Intelligence which Beth suspects may be lying to… Continue reading Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm Book Review [they’re millions of miles from home. and someone is lying to them.]

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The Beast And The Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips & Isabelle Follath Book Review [the beast is hungry, and you’re next on the menu]

Blurb Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But… Continue reading The Beast And The Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips & Isabelle Follath Book Review [the beast is hungry, and you’re next on the menu]

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The Velvet Fox (The Clockwork Crow #2) by Catherine Fisher Book Review [now the broken feather writes]

Blurb After rescuing Tomas from enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran. But as autumn arrives, it brings with it a mysterious new governess who seems intent on drawing Tomas away from Seren and his family. Dangerous figures from a bewitched toy carousel stalk the house, and fearing the worst, Seren… Continue reading The Velvet Fox (The Clockwork Crow #2) by Catherine Fisher Book Review [now the broken feather writes]