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Tin
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Tin

Padraig Kenny. Chicken House. (352p) ISBN 9781911077657 Follow the ragtag band of mechanicals as they search for Christopher, who has been abducted by someone who wants to discover his deepest secrets. Throughout this gripping adventure, Tin is set in an England of alternative 1930s where mechanicals (robots) are common, there is a huge nod to …

Three Dark Crowns
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Three Dark Crowns

Kendare Blake. Pan Macmillan. (432p) ISBN 9781509804559 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 …

How To Be Right In a World Gone Wrong
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How To Be Right In a World Gone Wrong

James O’Brien. Ebury Publishing. (240p) ISBN 9780753553121 This is another book I read absolutely ages ago and have just got around to getting a review out for. During the Brexit debacle I watched James quite a bit on YouTube, finding him funny and astute without being really unkind to people he disagreed with and wanted …

The End We Start From
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The End We Start From

Megan Hunter. Pan Macmillan. (144p) ISBN 9781509843985 This is the first time I’ve come across the term cli-fi when describing a genre of fiction, I’ve usually classified books I’ve read about climate change disaster as speculative fiction, but cli-fi is much better. The End We Start From follows the female protagonist through a sudden climate …

Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day
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Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day

Dominique Valente. HarperCollins. (304p) ISBN 9780008308407 I’ve had Starfell: Willow Moss and the Lost Day on my TBR for a while, but have eventually got around to reading it, and have regretted the lost time. Dominique Valente gives us a wonderful adventure where Willow Moss discovers that no matter what other people say or think …

How Zoologists Organise Things
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How Zoologists Organize Things

David Bainbridge. Francis Lincoln Publishing. (256p) ISBN 9780711252264 I’m a sucker for a beautiful cover, and I just fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. When it arrived I just dove in and was fascinated by all the charts and illustrations, it was jam-packed. Ranging from very early theories of …