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Lex Trent: Fighting With Fire by Alex Bell cover

Lex Trent: Fighting With Fire

Lex Trent is renown for his wit, skill, and all-round perfection. At least, he hopes he is. Naturally, he’s lying – not surprising really for a master-cheat and thief. A glamorous thief, really; he doesn’t like to be associated with the amateur thieving community. Lex is just about to start in his second participation of … Continue reading

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman cover

The Left Hand of God

My feelings for The Left Hand of God changed when I read the sequel – what I had previously misunderstood I know understood. This review, therefore, no longer reflects my feelings about the book, but I have kept it online because this was my first reaction to the book and I think it’s important to … Continue reading

Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf by Curtis Jobling cover

Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf

In Drew Ferran’s world, there exist magical species of were creatures. These are ancient families are known as Werelords…and are gifted with the ability to turn into animals. If they can control their gifts, they can become powerful, mighty creatures. But sometimes dangerous struggles occur between the different houses of these wild beasts, and at … Continue reading

Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill cover

The Last Battle of the Icemark

The Last Battle of the Icemark is the concluding novel of the trilogy by Stuart Hill, set in the fantasy (albeit Earth-inspired world) of the Icemark and Polypontian empire. Like all the books in the trilogy, The Last Battle of the Icemark is no small book, and at just over 500 pages it isn’t a … Continue reading

Noman by William Nicholson cover


Two of the seven savanters still survive. Seeker has been sent to destroy them. The Wildman has taken command of the spiker tribes, but he soon discovers that being the leader of tens of thousands of spikers is not all he hoped for, and Morning Star just wishes to be happy again, like she was … Continue reading

Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman cover

Boys Don’t Cry

People don’t often think of the father’s side of a teen pregnancy. But it’s happened to Dante, a 17 year old with high hopes. He’s waiting for his A Level results, when his ex-girlfriend arrives at his door with a baby. His baby. And then she’s gone – leaving the baby with her shocked father. … Continue reading

Striker: Close Range by Nick Hale cover

Striker: Close Range

Travelling with his dad to Milan to watch a series of international football matches, Jake stumbles across Granble, the wealthy Diamond Barron, who is not all he seems to be. Intent on unravelling his secrets, Jake and model Abri get out of their depth while investigating, and Granble is a lot more sinister than they … Continue reading

The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud cover

The Ring of Solomon

In this long-awaited companion to Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy, Bartimeaus returns as he relives one of his greatest conquests. Readers are taken back in time, to a Jerusalem ruled by the Great King Solomon, the greatest magician history had ever known. Enslaved by one of the King’s most powerful underlings, everyone’s favorite djinni is forced … Continue reading

Jango by William Nicholson cover


Seeker, Morning Star and the Wildman are all learning how to serve the All and Only and be Noble Warriors. But soon a time will come when they have to decide whether they wish to continue serving the Nomana. Soon, an unstoppable force shall sweep across Radiance, and shall endanger event the strongest: the Nomana. … Continue reading

Shadow Wave by Robert Muchamore cover

Shadow Wave

It’s James Adams last mission. At seventeen, he’s ready to leave the child-spy operation and make a life of his own, albeit with a lot of financial support from CHERUB. James doesn’t want to leave quietly. He wants to leave with style. When ex-agent Kyle returns with dangerous plans of his own, James is all … Continue reading

The Children of the Lost by David Whitley cover

The Children of the Lost

Outcast from Agora, Mark and Lily must find their own way through the troubled forest that is haunted by the Nightmare. But when they are adopted by an odd village that teaches them to suppress their selfish desires, they realise that it isn’t all it’s made out to be… The Children of the Lost is … Continue reading

The Midnight Charter by David Whitley cover

The Midnight Charter

In a world where everything is bought and living is hard, Mark has been sold by his father to a Doctor who may be able to cure him of the Plague. But on his 12th birthday, Mark must choose how he wants to live. Taking a very different path from his friend Lily, he unknowingly … Continue reading

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4s by Sue Townsend cover

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (Adrian Mole #1)

The Secret Diary Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is a simple but highly effective story of Adrian Mole’s early teenage years. It’s another one of those books that I read aged 11/12 and am now re-reading for review, and I can tell you that it had not lost any of it’s charm or wit. In … Continue reading

Secret Army by Robert Muchamore cover

Secret Army

Charles Henderson’s espionage research facility faces an imminent closure. With an unsympathetic senior officer, there’s not a lot he can do. But when Marc rescues the father of an officer who is in high places, a gleam of hope starts to show. Now the team must prove their worth, and it isn’t easy.  They are … Continue reading

iBoy by Kevin Brooks cover


Tom is an ordinary 16 year old guy. That is, until an iPhone falls from the 30th floor at 77mph, shattering and imbedding  itself in his brain. Now Tom has powers. Powers that are beyond and iPhone or computer. But with his newfound powers, Tom has a choice to make. A choice that will not … Continue reading

A Web of Air by Philip Reeve cover

A Web of Air

Two years have passed since Fever Crumb ran away from her London home: since then, she has become less and less rational, struggling to cope with new and profound feelings that since childhood, she has been taught to supress. Now, after the few years of travelling with a theatre company, she has arrived in Mayda, … Continue reading