Book Review, Uncategorized

BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson

- Short Review - The Extinction Trials: Rebel is a fabulous end to the franchise, as Wilson delves deep into the dystopian locker to bring us a world on the brink of collapse and which threatens to take the last hope for mankind with it. The stage has dramatically set in the first couple of chapters… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Extinction Trials: Rebel by S.M. Wilson

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BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The second book in the Witchlands Trilogy - this follows on two weeks after the finale of Truthwitch.  A piece of fantasy fiction involving "witches" who all have individual powers.  As the title suggests, this instalment focuses on the Windwitch, Prince Merik, and his sister Vivia who are battling to save… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

- Short Review - The first of a trilogy this is witchcraft but not in the traditional sense of casting spells around a cauldron.  More of a fantasy novel, the story follows the travels of Safi and Iseult a pair of Threadsisters.  Each has their own individual power but together their destiny is greater than… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

- Short Review - Monsters of Men is a conclusion of an epic trilogy, one that I firmly believe that everyone should read, both young readers and older readers, it's an astonishingly brilliant story which speaks as much of our times as it does of the world and times of which Ness has painstakingly brought… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

Book Review, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

If you only read YA  book in your life I think Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman could be a strong contender. It is fast earning a reputation as a modern YA classic. This is a rare book that has it all; love, dystopia, heartbreak, racism, terrorism and it’s a page-turner too. This book will… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Children's Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

- Short Review - The Way Past Winter follows the lives of Mila and her sisters and an adventure that takes place when their brother Oskar disappears one night - after the arrival of a stranger rocks their very foundations of family life. The story in essence is an adventure / coming of age tale… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult

BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin

- Short Review - Payback in essence is a retelling of Robin Hood with a modern day twist, it could be a sign of things to come as young people start to battle against the powers that be and the injustice in the world. M.A. Griffin delivers a timely political thriller for the young adult… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Payback by M.A. Griffin