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The Fire Ascending by Chris d'Lacey cover

The Fire Ascending

Before the secrets of the tapestry of the battle of Isenfier can be discovered, first, we must tell of the legendary Agawin, a young boy in the prehistory of time, when dragons still roamed this earth in all their magnificence. He shall tell of the quest for the last dragon, Galen, and his guard high … Continue reading

Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill cover

Department 19: The Rising

After the terrible events of Lindisfarne, in which Jamie’s friend and mentor, Frankenstein, topples over a cliff, new, greater, more terrible things are beginning to happen. The remains of the first vampire Dracula have been uncovered by Valeri Rusmanov, and he has been resurrected. It will not take long for him to recover to his … Continue reading

BZRK by Michael Grant cover


There’s a war going on, right under our noses. In our noses, perhaps- because it’s a war of nanotechnology, a war of brain infiltration. Sadie and Noah are caught right in the middle of the battle- plucked from their lives and plunged into the murky underworld where BZRK operates. They have been inducted to help … Continue reading

Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak cover

Getting the Girl

Cameron wants love, a girl, a kiss. He wants to care and be cared for, to love and be loved for, to hope and be hoped for. He’s standing in the shadow of his brother; his brother who gets them all and tosses them away like a used condom when he’s finished with them. His … Continue reading

Advent by James Treadwell cover


The ocean has kept its secret for a long time, but now it is giving it up to the earth. It will be found- the magic ring of the greatest magus in the world- and it will be at the centre of a power struggle. Gavin never knew he was different until everyone started telling … Continue reading

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green cover

The Fault in Our Stars

Reviewer’s note: the following is much less a review than a pondering upon The Fault in Our Stars. It is probably highly garbled, inconsistent and disjointed. Please forgive me; this seems to be a recurring consequence of reading John Green’s novels. “Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more…. The … Continue reading

Pure by Julianna Baggott cover


Outside of the Dome life is hard. There is little food, electricity or running water. It has been this way since the Detonations shook the world. But life goes on and Pressia Belze is struggling through the harsh wasteland to care for herself and her grandfather. What she doesn’t know is that she is part … Continue reading

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins cover


With District 13 now at the forefront of a full-scale rebellion in Panem, President Snow and the Capitol are retalliating. Katniss is at the forefront- her face the catalyst, her words the motivation people need. But she wants to do more. She wants to fight, to bring down President Snow and end this tyranny forever. … Continue reading

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins cover

The Hunger Games

After the rebellions, the Capitol decided to host an annual gladiatorial fest to show the people of the twelve Districts who’s in charge. Every year a girl and a boy are drawn into the Hunger Games, and every year there are exactly twenty-three casualties. The seventy-fourth games are just about to begin and Katniss is … Continue reading

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick cover


Eric Seven arrives on the Blessed Island as a journalist trying to uncover its secrets in the year 2073. It all feels a little deja vu- the people, the culture, the odd, dragon-orchid flowers. And that it would be- because Eric’s story starts long, long before 2073: ten centuries previously, when Eirek bound himself to … Continue reading

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan cover

The Son of Neptune

How many demigods does it take to ruin Gaia’s plans of world domination? Well three, for now at least. Percy has been gone for eight months now. He’s lost all recollections of his past and is being chased by two gorgons across America. That is, until he bumps into godess Juno and finds the Roman … Continue reading

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel cover

This Dark Endeavour

Every hero (or villain!) has a story. A story of how they came to be, and how their potential was realised. The story of Dr. Frankenstein is no different. It all starts in 19th Century Geneva with twins Victor and Konrad and their fair cousin Elizabeth, and when Konrad suddenly becomes ill with a potentially … 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

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