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Panic by Jeff Abbott cover


Evan Casher is a 16 year old critically acclaimed film maker. His mother has been brutally murdered by a corporate espionage group called the Deeps. The CIA are involved, but even there they have a few rotten eggs- enough of them to offer no protection to Evan, whose mother stole incriminating evidence against Jargo and … Continue reading

Meg Rosoff and Claire Armitstead

EVENT: Puffin Panel: Tales of the Unexpected

I was lucky enough to attend the latest Puffin Live event, subtitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, featuring Meg Rosoff and Kevin Brooks, held at their London offices on The Strand (which is a beautiful place to be!) The evening started at about 6:30pm with some time to chat with fellow guests. I finally got round … Continue reading

Time Out of Time by Alex Woolf cover

Chronosphere: Time Out of Time

Raffi is about to end his childhood. He is about to step out into the adult world; a world of work that quickly leads to children and graceful middle-age. But Raffi doesn’t want that, not quite yet. He wants a little time for himself- a holiday, per se. And that’s what the Chronosphere has to … Continue reading

Naked by Kevin Brooks cover


It’s 1976 and the punk genre comes into the spotlight in the music scene of London. Amidst them is Naked, a band comprised of sixteen year old Lili and boyfriend Curtis, Stan the drummer, and a Belfast boy named William. Their music is good, they’ve got their act together, and Curtis hopes to be signing … Continue reading

Brother/Sister by Sean Olin cover


Will and Asheley had a broken childhood. Aged six and four, their abusive father left them for Mexico.  When he was around, he bullied their mother, an alcoholic who spent more time drunk than sober. She’s gone now, sent away to a rehab centre. They’re on their own, with only their damaged selves for company. … Continue reading

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor cover

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Imagine teeth- all kinds of teeth. Dogs’ teeth. Cats’ teeth. Jackals’ teeth. Human teeth. Within them is a power that can only be unlocked by Brimstone in all his new devilry. Working quietly away, elsewhere, he seeks to create wish-fulfillment. But soon the Seraphim will find him and break him and extinguish his dark magic … Continue reading

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs cover

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Would you believe your grandfather if he told you stories of children with supernatural powers? Or would you just dismiss them as fairy tales? For Jacob, this is a very real choice, and in an attempt to understand his grandfather, he visits the Welsh island of his upbringing… only to find more than he bargained … Continue reading

Blood Red Road by Moira Young cover

Blood Red Road

They came on the eve of a sand storm: riders in black. They  burst into their lives like the rupturing of a balloon, taking Lugh and murdering Pa. Now Saba and Emmi are on a reconnaissance mission to rescue their beloved brother from the clutches of a distant king. They’ll travel desert and mountain, through … Continue reading

The Gallows Curse by Andrew Hammond cover

CRYPT: The Gallows Curse

Every year tens, maybe hundreds of cases of paranormal activity occur across Britain and the world. Stories of hauntings are hastily covered up by MI5. To admit to the existence of paranormal beings would create a panic even greater than that of terrorism. But there is a specialist agency that can deal with these cases: … Continue reading

Burning Secrets UK Cover

Burning Secrets

Moving from London to the remote island of Wragge, Daniel, Louie, and their mum expect a little break from the hustle bustle and stress of city life. Wragge is a beautiful little island filled with friendly neighbours and rugged landscapes. But in places like Wragge secrets are hard to keep, and Daniel isn’t the only … Continue reading

Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days by Derek Landy cover

Skulduggery Pleasant: Dark Days

Now on their fourth adventure, Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain continue vanquishing evil to protect everything they love. Now battling against the bad guys who seek their own personal revenge, things get tangled in an onslaught of hidden motivations and villainy. After the intrepid escapades of Valkyrie and Skulduggery in The Faceless Ones, Dark Days … Continue reading

Spud by John van de Ruit cover


Wacky boarding school? Check. Teenage guys? Check. Girl problems? Check. John ‘Spud’ Milton has won a scholarship at a prestigious all-boys boarding school. It’s not easy, particularly when you have a soprano voice and a small body. But that doesn’t get in the way of Spud. He makes new friends, gets his first girlfriend, and … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #7

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and there’s been a lot of YA book news being thrown about in the last week or so, so this will be quite a chunky edition! I hope you all enjoy this “compilation” of news! First off, I’d like to start with A Daughter of Smoke … Continue reading

Power of Six by Pittacus Lore cover

Power of Six

John, Sam, and Six are on the run. The FBI are on their tails, and they have some serious explaining to do. They’re being labelled terrorists, enemies. But the FBI is the least of their problems. The trio are being chased across America by the Mogadorians who are intent on destroying them and their legacy. … Continue reading

Money Run UK Cover

Money Run

What would you do if you considered yourself a professional thief and $200 million presented itself to you? In the case of Ashley and Bejamin, taking the chance to pull off a complex and sophisticated robbery attempt against billionaire Hammond Buckland is an appealing prospect. But they aren’t the only ones with a plan. Buckland … Continue reading

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy cover

The Faceless Ones

The Faceless Ones are returning, and this time it’s for real. Batu, the archvillain, has taken all the necessary precautions to ensure that Skulduggery Pleasant and the cheap little sidekick of a girl of his cannot interfere with his grand scheme. This time, the Faceless Ones really will return, for real. It’s all-go for Skulduggery … Continue reading