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Panenka
Book Review

Panenka

Ronan Hession. Bluemoose Books. (180p) ISBN 9781910422670 After such a great debut I was really looking forward to reading Rónán’s follow up and was lucky enough to get sent a copy from Bluemoose Books to read and review. During a year where we are all just feeling raw, as though our nerve endings feel exposed …

The Hollow Gods
Book Review

The Hollow Gods

A.J. Vrana. The Parliament House. (430p) ISBN 9781733386807 Based in current day North America, it follows Kai, Miya, and Mason as they uncover and unravel the mythology of the Dreamwalker and the cycle of missing girls. The main characters are introduced early on and motivations are made clear from the start though as the weaving …

Elizabeth & Zenobia
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Elizabeth & Zenobia

Jessica Miller. Faber & Faber. (240p) ISBN 9780571335732 It’s actually been a while since I read Elizabeth and Zenobia and it still stands strong in my mind. A wonderful mystery with imaginary (?) friends, loss, obsession and certain Victorian sensibilities. Elizabeth moves to a big house in the countryside with forbidden areas and strange happenings, …

Jungledrop
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Jungledrop

Abi Elphinstone. Simon & Schuster. (288p) ISBN 9781471173684 I’ve got to admit that this is the first in the series that I’ve read and was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to follow the story and miss out on the full experience. I’m so glad to say that Jungledrop stands alone as a …

Book Review

The Maker of Monsters

Lorraine Gregory. Oxford University Press. (256p) ISBN 9780192768834 Another of a collection of books I was given by Oxford University Press Children for review, all of which have been great. We find ourselves in a world ravaged my magical wars where to live outside the City is meant to be a death sentence. However Brat …

A Winter's Promise
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A Winter’s Promise

Christelle Dabos. Europa Editions (UK) Ltd. (492p) ISBN 9781787701809 The cover image along with the brief blurb in the Bookseller already had me intrigued about A Winter’s Promise and when it came available to read I jumped at the chance. Set in a distant past the world has been shattered in a cataclysm called the …

Night Speakers: Sleepless
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Night Speakers: Sleepless

Ali Sparkes. Oxford University Press. (272p) ISBN 9780192749956 This is the first Ali Sparkes book I’ve read and after this I will definitely be looking for more. In Sleepless three children from different backgrounds are waking up at the same time each night, 1:34am, with no knowledge of what’s causing it, and eventually discover each …