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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan cover

The Lost Hero

Percy Jackson has disappeared. All of Camp-Half Blood are looking for him, their Lost Hero. Annabeth is searching far and wide, and when Rachel, the Oracle, tells her she will find what she seeks in the Grand Canyon, she expects to find Percy. Instead, she finds three demigods- Jason, Piper and Leo. But these aren’t … Continue reading

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh cover

The Crowfield Curse

The year is 1347, and William has made an unexpected friend. Discovering a lone hob (a talking fox-come-squirrel type animal) injured in the woods, he starts to uncover the secret of the angel that was slauughtered by a mythical fay in the woods 100 years ago. When two rich strangers arrive, things get even more … Continue reading

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy cover

Skulduggery Pleasant

You might think that being dead and alive is impossible. Well, not for our mischievous Mr. Skulduggery Pleasant, it isn’t. This detective is one un-killable man- because he’s already dead. Oh yes, meet the world’s first living skeleton. He’s also a powerful magician, just incase you thought that a living, talking, walking skeleton wasn’t enough. … Continue reading

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver cover

Dark Matter

It’s January 1937, and London is on the brink of a new world war. Life for Jack Miller is not going good; he has no family, no friends and lives in a grimy part of London. How could he say no when he’s offered a chance to join an expedition to the Arctic Circle, away … Continue reading

Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill cover

Blade of Fire

Twenty years have passed since Thirrin and her allies managed to defeat the huge army of Scipio Bellorum. Bellorum is getting old, but he still hasn’t lost any of his arrogance, and he’s coming to try and conquer the allied forces for a second time. This time, he has a weapon that will be able … Continue reading

The Children of the Lost by David Whitley cover

The Children of the Lost

Outcast from Agora, Mark and Lily must find their own way through the troubled forest that is haunted by the Nightmare. But when they are adopted by an odd village that teaches them to suppress their selfish desires, they realise that it isn’t all it’s made out to be… The Children of the Lost is … Continue reading

The Midnight Charter by David Whitley cover

The Midnight Charter

In a world where everything is bought and living is hard, Mark has been sold by his father to a Doctor who may be able to cure him of the Plague. But on his 12th birthday, Mark must choose how he wants to live. Taking a very different path from his friend Lily, he unknowingly … Continue reading

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer cover

The Supernaturalist

Cosmo Hill is an orphaned 14 year old boy with high hopes of escaping his cruel orphanage. When he finds a way of escaping he immediately grabs it, only to find that he’s got a lot more than he bargained for. His new life is about to begin, but very differently to what he expected… … Continue reading

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky cover

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie is a shy, kind and loving 15 year old, discovering the many joys of life. But underneath, he knows he is different…with a push from his charming English teacher, Charlie is out to ‘participate’ and discover what it is like to stand high above the earth rather than clinging to the fringes of life, … Continue reading

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4s by Sue Townsend cover

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (Adrian Mole #1)

The Secret Diary Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ is a simple but highly effective story of Adrian Mole’s early teenage years. It’s another one of those books that I read aged 11/12 and am now re-reading for review, and I can tell you that it had not lost any of it’s charm or wit. In … Continue reading

iBoy by Kevin Brooks cover


Tom is an ordinary 16 year old guy. That is, until an iPhone falls from the 30th floor at 77mph, shattering and imbedding  itself in his brain. Now Tom has powers. Powers that are beyond and iPhone or computer. But with his newfound powers, Tom has a choice to make. A choice that will not … Continue reading

A Web of Air by Philip Reeve cover

A Web of Air

Two years have passed since Fever Crumb ran away from her London home: since then, she has become less and less rational, struggling to cope with new and profound feelings that since childhood, she has been taught to supress. Now, after the few years of travelling with a theatre company, she has arrived in Mayda, … Continue reading

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Seeker has always wanted to be a Noble Warrior: a monk who fights for Justice in the name of the All and Only. Morning Star and Wildman, too, wish to become Noble Warriors. All for very different reasons. But before they can join, they must prove themselves worthy. When Seeker finds a plot to destroy … Continue reading

Airman by Eoin Colfer cover


Conor Broekhart was born to fly. More specifically, he was born flying- in a hot air balloon in the 19th century. All his life  long, he has dreamed of construct a glider. But just when there is a glimmer of hope, his chances are slashed. Outcast by the villainous Bonvilain, he must clear his name, … Continue reading

The Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings cover

Pawn of Prophecy

Garion is just a regular farmboy, raised since infancy by his aunt Pol, the only family he has ever known. But soon enough Garion’s life takes a drastic turn. Suddenly, he is swept up in a quest for some mysterious, and dangerous, object that seems to have been stolen by an unnamed thief, and is … Continue reading

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill cover

The Cry of the Icemark

Times are changing in the world of the Icemark, and slowly the behemoth of the world, the Polypontian Empire, is focussing its gaze on the small but tough Icemark, seeking to expand it’s already gigantic empire. The Icemark needs allies, but what can it do when there have been hostilities with all the neighbouring lands? … Continue reading