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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa cover

The Iron King

The Iron King, written by Julie Kagawa, is a fictional adventure book based on the ancient characters of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows the sudden introduction of Meghan Chase, part of a poor “hillbilly” family. She lives with her mother, step-father, Luke, and half-brother, Ethan. As you may well imagine with stereotypes … Continue reading

The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh cover

The Crowfield Demon

The Crowfield Abbey is crumbling away, tormented by freak storms and a mysterious shadow that lurks in the corners, haunting the stone masons who are attempting to repair the damage. But there is still greater damage to be done and a deeper, nastier secret to uncover – the secret of a demon who seems to … Continue reading

Divergent by Veronica Roth cover


Humans are corrupt. They bicker, argue, fight, and complain. So what if they were separated out, according to their individual strengths? What if Chicago was split into five factions, each aiming to make the city a better place in their own unique way? This is the world Beatrice lives in. Her family lives in a … Continue reading

Scrivene'rs Moon by Philip Reeve cover

Scrivener’s Moon

Fever Crumb is back with her father, the logical, scientific engineer, and her mother Wavey, the irrational but excitable Scrivener, but not for long. Within a few days she is back on the road, and this time she is with her mother, travelling to a black pyramid in the north which might hold the long … Continue reading

Wintercraft: Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw cover


Kate has been taken up by the Skilled, and down in the City Below she is safe from the Wardens. But even the City Below cannot protect her from the Skilled, who are increasingly sure that she killed one of their kind. Silas has left Albion for the continent; he is bent on finding the … Continue reading

Looking for Alaska by John Green cover

Looking For Alaska

The Great Perhaps. Miles “Pudge” feels a yearning for the possibilities of life. He leaves for a boarding school, hoping that there, it will be easier to find than at home, in a school where nobody thinks like him. It is. He meets the Colonel, his room-mate, and befriends his social group. But more than … Continue reading

Department 19 by Will Hill cover

Department 19

Everything Bram Stoker wrote is real. Over 100 years ago, a vampire by the name of Dracula was killed and buried in the Translyvanian countryside by a certain Van Helsing and his fellows. For over 100 years a secret governmental organisation has been trying to combat these ever-growing forces of evil, preventing the mass killings … Continue reading

Virals by Kathy Reichs cover


Tory is the niece of the famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, and she’s following in her footsteps. Young and yet already very intelligent, Tory is the ring-leader of her friends, who all live on a remote island where normal things such as ‘going to the mall’ or watching a film at the cinema isn’t as … Continue reading

The Amulet of Samarkand graphic novel by Jonathan Stroud cover

The Amulet of Samarkand: Graphic Novel

I’m not really a graphic novel person, but when I was offered a copy of the graphic novel adaptation of The Amulet of Samarkand, a novel I much enjoyed when I read it a few years ago, I couldn’t resist! There isn’t a lot that can be said about a graphic novel that has been … Continue reading

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys cover

Between Shades of Gray

1941. Lina has applied for a prestigious summer art program in Lithuania. She is waiting for her acceptance or her rejection, but that is no longer important. In a single night, her life turns 180 degrees. The doors of her house crash down. Her mother’s expensive pottery is smashed. She is taken, deported. They travel … Continue reading

0.4 (Human.4) by Mike Lancaster cover


From many years into the future; Kyle Straker is a teenager from the past. Two years ago, several tapes were discovered in an old house. Tapes, or audio cassettes, are an old technology dating back approximately to the latter half of the 20th century.  On these tapes, Kyle Straker recalls the disturbing occurrences of one … Continue reading

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo cover

Private Peaceful

Tommo Peaceful is recounting his childhood, basking in memories of times where every day was an adventure. He remembers his first day of school, his brother Charlie comforting him, the way his father died in the woods, his mother working hard to put food on the table, meeting the only girl in his life, Molly, … Continue reading

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe cover


One minute Jane is at a party. The next, she is left for dead on a street. Stuck in a hospital, Jane must piece together her gradually returning memories and find out who wanted to kill her. Was it her boyfriend, David, who can be moody at times? Or his friend, Ollie, who Jane doesn’t … Continue reading

I Am Number Four Giveaway Result

The lucky winner of the very lovely paperback copy of I Am Number Four is: Stevie Finegan! Thank you to all who entered. Stevie- you’ll hopefully receive I Am Number Four within the week. Enjoy! All your names, emails and addressess will be destroyed. Thanks to Puffin Books to making this giveaway possible. Note: the … Continue reading

Across the Universe by Beth Revis cover

Across the Universe

Seventeen year old Amy faces a choice: be cryogenically frozen and travel though space for 300 years to be with her parents, or stay earth-bound with her boyfriend. It’s not an easy choice, but she could never live without her parents. Too bad she’s woken up from her ice-induced dreams prematurely – 50 years too … Continue reading

Fire World

“Sometimes.” There is a tapestry, on the 108th floor of the Librarium, that tells of a great battle, the Battle of Isenfier, that is taking place on a distant planet: Earth. The battle is between the Ix- pure, negative fain (spirit) and the dragons, magnificent creatures of might and power. But they are not what … Continue reading