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Infinite Sky by C J Flood cover

Infinite Sky

CJ Flood’s debut novel follows a relationship as ill-fated as Romeo and Juliet. Infinite Sky is driven by the inevitability of conflict in the aftermath of a blossoming friendship between Trick, an Irish Traveller and thirteen-year-old Iris, upon whose land he is illegally staying. Much like Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, Iris is forbidden from meeting … Continue reading

Fuse by Julianna Baggott cover


In the shadow of a fallen Earth, Pressia is left with one word by her dying mother; “Cygnus”. Swan. With the oppression of the Dome becoming greater and greater, she must, with the help of Bradwell and her brother, Partridge, unlock her mother’s secrets and bring the wretches out of their exile. Anybody who read … Continue reading

The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse by Caroline Lawrence cover

The Case of the Good-looking Corpse

Also known as ‘The Case of the Petrified Man’ in the US. Business is a little thin on the ground for P.K. Pinkerton, Private Eye. That is, until a distraught negro girl bursts into his office, scared for her life; she has witnessed the murder of her mistress, and the killer is after her. Can … Continue reading

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy cover

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer

Ah yes, the Necromancers. Those petty little magical people who are so in love with Death that they want to knock down the barriers between the living and, well, the dead. And now they’ve got someone to do it: a Death Bringer named Melancholia St Claire. With the Death Bringer on hand, the Necromancers hope … Continue reading

Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy cover

Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil

Skulduggery Pleasant has come a long way since Derek Landy wrote the first instalment back in 2007. What started off as a relatively good novel, crammed with humour, has turned into a fantastic series of novels that offer humour, emotional engagement and action. Mortal Coil, the 5th novel is probably my favourite so far as … Continue reading

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler cover

Why We Broke Up

A relationship destined to fail: the basketballer, cool, mainstream, popular; and Min, different. Against all odds, against all predictions- they get together. Their breaking up marks the fulfilling of the prophecy: it’ll never last. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas: not overcomplicated or buried under a mountain of concepts and high-brow theory. Sometimes, … Continue reading

Rebel Heart by Moira Young cover

Rebel Heart

The Angel of Death has become an outlaw: with a price on her head, everyone is on the lookout for the girl with a half-moon mark on her cheekbone… When Blood Red Road came on the market this time last year, readers and reviewers alike had a hard time assigning the novel a genre – … Continue reading

The City's Son by Tom Pollock cover

The City’s Son

Legend has it that the streets of London are alive. Legends tell of statue-people, of glass light-bulb nations that inhabit street lamps and forgotten trains that patrol the tracks as wraiths, but the greatest legend of all is the Goddess of the Streets, Mater Viae. For thousands of years she ruled, righteously, powerfully, and full … Continue reading

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman cover

The Last Four Things

Recaptured by the Redeemers, Cale’s taste of freedom is short-lived. His only escape from the hold Bosco has on him is to do his bidding- and become the wrath of God on this destitute Earth. Even the best reviewer isn’t always faultless, and I must admit that as I reviewed The Left Hand of God,  … Continue reading

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers cover

Dying to Know You

Like many boys, Karl will do anything to keep his beautiful girlfriend Fiorella. So when she issues an ultimatum to their relationship – answering some fifty questions that she has set him, he panics. Karl is dyslexic. In an attempt to satiate her desire, Karl turns to the next best person he knows who could … Continue reading

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein cover

Code Name Verity

When wireless operator and upper-class girl Verity meets civilian pilot Maddie, you wouldn’t think they’d be friends. But during war, anything is possible and the two are as close as sisters. What would they do for each other? They’re about to find out as their mission fails and Verity is captured by the Gestapo in … Continue reading

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson cover

The Name of the Star

When her parents are offered jobs in Bristol, England, Rory decides she wants to spend the year in a London boarding school, far away from her Louisana home across the pond. Unknowingly, her arrival is timed perfectly with the beginning of a series of brutal murders across the East End, and Rory is the only … Continue reading

Pop! by Catherine Bruton cover


Elfie’s favourite thing are plans. Since an early age, her often funny misdemeanors have been the talk of the street. But now her plans are bigger and more ambitious than before: she wants to climb to the top of a TV-talent contest and win for her family. The only problem is, she isn’t a very … Continue reading

Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie cover

Peter Pan

You would struggle to think of a children’s classic more iconic than Peter Pan: since it’s publication in the second decade of the 20th century it has captured the hearts and minds of children (and adults!) and swept us all to the Neverland. So I thought it was time that I read the book, having … Continue reading

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix cover

A Confusion of Princes

Ten million Princes command the Empire’s reach of the universe, ruling colonial human settlements across time and space. Prince Khemri has just come from his conditioning to become a Prince, something he’s always dreamed of. But being a Prince is not what he expected it to be, and the Imperial Mind far less admirable than … Continue reading

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber cover

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick

Perry Stormaire makes a lot of sacrifices to go to Columbia University. So when his mother asks him to sacrifice his band’s first gig in NYC to take his unsociable Lithuanian exchange student Gobi to Prom, he kicks a fuss. Quite understandable, really. Then Prom night turns into something very different when Gobi demands to … Continue reading