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Thunderhead
Book Review

Thunderhead

Now, it’s not unknown but it’s rare, very rare that I rate a sequel higher than the first book in a series, but I really loved Thunderhead, the sequel to Scythe by Neal Shusterman. We follow on from the incidents in the first book and see where Rowan and City have got to since the …

To Kill a Kingdom
Book Review

To Kill a Kingdom

Follow Lira and Elian in a adventure through Alexandra Christo’s fully-developed fantasy world which is based on a lot of different fairy tales and myths but does seem to loan heavily from Greek mythology. There is also the romance where the participants are from either side of the battle, so has a little feeling of …

Ghost Boys
Book Review

Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys is another book I read a while back and am just getting around to reviewing. Jerome is 12, Jerome is black, Jerome is shot dead by police whilst playing with a toy gun. The story then continues of what happened up to and including where Jerome is murdered, but it also goes past …

Three Dark Crowns
Book Review

Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns is the start of a Y.A. fantasy series by Kendare Blake, and a good start at that, and for once I never got the twist until the end of the book, which leaves us on a massive (almost literally) cliff-hanger of a revelation. Kendare tells the story of Three Princesses, triplets that …

Sonny and Me book cover
Book Review

Sonny and Me

I was given a copy of Sonny and Me from a friend at Cranachan Publishing as part of the blog tour, the first YA novel for this small Scottish publishing house. Right from the start the two main characters, Sonny and Daughter, have such a distinctive voice I actually forgot I was reading a book …

The Hate U Give
The Bone Sparrow
Book Review

The Bone Sparrow

The story of Subhi, a Rohingya boy born in an Australian immigration detention centre, Subhi knows no other life apart from the stories that his mother has told him. Fraillon’s writing is tight and travels between the mystical land inhabited by Subhi’s imagination and the brutality of the life in an immigration centre. The friendships …

The Smoke Thieves
Book Review

The Smoke Thieves

The Smoke Thieves is the first in a new series by Sally Green, the tone is quite low-fantasy throughout, more an adventure but with demons and demon smoke permeating the story. Demons aren’t really explained in this book, lots of allusion and ideas but nothing solid, as diaphanous as the smoke. It is quite a …