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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

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

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

We Can Be Heroes by Catherine Bruton cover

We Can Be Heroes

Ever since 12 year old Ben’s dad died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, his mum has been acting strange. They’ve coped with it- her OCD eating habits, the way she hides in herself- but now it’s just too much. She’s being looked after by doctors now, and Ben is with his grandparents in the Midlands, … Continue reading

Wereworld: Rage of Lions by Curtis Jobling cover

Wereworld: Rage of Lions

Things are quiet in Lyssia. Catlord Leopold, the tyrant king, is imprisoned in his own keep, and the Wolf’s Council are slowly cleaning up the mess left behind by the mighty Werelion. Drew, the boy destined to be king, is being trained up, and his friends Hector, Gretchen, and Whitley are enjoying courtly life. But … Continue reading

Long Reach by Peter Cocks cover

Long Reach

In the world of espionage, things are never as they seem. Eddie Savage, – a 17 year old school boy, – is not who many think he is. He’s neither Eddie or Savage, and he isn’t a schoolboy either. : He is a spy, taking revenge on the man that murdered his brother: Tommy Kelly, … Continue reading

An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons cover

An Act of Love

They start out as childhood friends- at aged 7 they are inseparable. They do everything together- swimming, football, exploring The Wilderness; the empty area of land behind the estate. But slowly, everything starts to fall apart. Chris moves away and makes new friends, Imran doesn’t. Chris gets a job, Imran doesn’t. Chris becomes a soldier, … Continue reading

The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence cover

The Case of the Deadly Desperados

I came to read The Case of the Deadly Desperados with a certain excitement and apprehension – excitement because The Roman Mysteries were a large part of my childhood reading, and apprehension because I was worried that The Case of the Deadly Desperados, or more broadly The P.K Pinkerton Mysteries, would not be to the … Continue reading

One Seriously Messed Up Week by Tom Clempson cover

One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite

Introducing: Jack Samsonite, a nearly-16 British teenager. His mission: to pass his GCSEs, pull the girl of his dreams, and not get beaten up. Wish him luck. Diary-style novels are always hard to review. Always. Take a look at the other reviews I have made of books like Spud and Adrian Mole – they’re short. … Continue reading

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens cover

The Emerald Atlas

Given up by their parents, Kate, Michael, and Emma move from orphanage to orphanage, sometimes staying no longer than two weeks. The reason? All three believe their parents will re-claim them one day. For now though, they’re moving to a new orphanage, one set in the mysterious Cambridge Falls. The only children in their new … Continue reading

Forgotten by Cat Patrick cover


Imagine this: you can see glimpses of the future, but your past is empty. Every day, at 4:33am, your brain deletes every memory you had in the previous 24 hours. Gone. For London Lane, she doesn’t need to imagine this. It’s her reality. She gets around it with help from her mother, her mobile phone … Continue reading

Clash by Colin Mulhern cover


Alex Crow is not the sort of person you would socialise with. He’s one of those people who has a reputation wherever he goes, and not just any old reputation; Alex is known for his violent outbursts. Most people, including Kyle, think he’s a psychopath, but that’s only half the story. Alex is a young … 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