Action & Adventure

The Boy Who Hit Play – Choloe Daykin (10+)

12-year-old Elvis Crampton Lucas was abandoned at a park bench and adopted by a nice man called George Lucas (no, not THAT George Lucas). George, Elvis and their housemate Lloyd all go on a journey to Norway to find Elvis’ birth parents and to try to discover why he was abandoned in the first place. […]

Break Your Chains – Emily Conolan (9+)

“To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you’ve ever known.” That was a saying from the book written by Emily Conolan this book is a choose your own destiny. This book is part of a series called the Freedom Finders. The other books in the series are called, Touch the Sun, Swim the Seas […]

The Mice of the Round Table – Julie Leung (9+)

‘’Together in paw and tail, lest divided we fall and fail’’ – that there is Camelot’s quote. This genre in my opinion is a mixture of fantasy and adventure. I found this book to be a fun, relaxing and enjoyable read. This book will guarantee entertainment including emotions of sadness, happiness and nerves. I did […]

Dragon’s Green – Scarlett Thomas (9+)

Superb. An absolutely fabulous magical adventure with a strong female protagonist and four excellent secondary characters. A great start to a new series. This is a quiet book that doesn’t shout and stomp its arrival, but sneaks into your heart. It has a tight plot; is beautifully written; moments of wit; and is fully of […]

Nerve – Jeanne Ryan (14+)

I liked the movie “Nerve” and when I found out it was a book I wanted to read it. When I read Divergent I thought it was better than the movie, so I thought “Nerve” might be too. In Nerve, the characters get money for doing dares. The dares become increasingly dangerous with severe consequences. […]

Firstlife (Series Book 1) – Gena Showalter (14+)

3 1/2 stars. I really loved the concept of this series. We live a firstlife, and during your firstlife, between the ages of 16-18 you have to choose where you will live your secondlife: Troika (the light and morally superior) or Mryiad (the darkness full of delicious excess) or remain unsigned and go to a […]

Horizon – Scott Westerfeld ( 9+)

Action packed, suspenseful and inventive are words that i would use to describe Scott Westerfeld’s newest book, “Horizon”. After a plane crashes in an alien jungle, eight kids are left to fend for themselves, battling alien creatures, finding mysterious technology and discovering the limits of reality. Scott has written a fantastic book where the characters […]

The Wolf Wilder (10+) – Katherine Rundell

I’ve had this book on my (massive) reading pile for over a year. Finally we decided to do it for book club. I picked it up yesterday and barely put it down until I’d finished it. It’s a stunning piece of prose. The feisty, determined and resilient Feo is a fantastic protagonist. Her mother is […]

Double Cross – Jackson Pearce (9+)

Well written. Funny. Fast paced. Witty. This is a fantastic new spy school novel about 12 year old Hale who is…rotund…and doesn’t exactly fit in with his fellow students, his polymathic younger sister, or the super team of his mum and dad. But maybe he is the only one that can save the day? Hale […]