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Review: Trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

About the book: How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl Who Shot First

About the book: Not Every Girl Can Be Katniss Everdeen. Did she learn to hunt and survive in a post-crisis world? No. Her father was a scientist. Her battle is with a parasitic virus that is threatening to wipe out … Continue reading

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Review: The Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

About the book: Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy. How does … Continue reading

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Film review – THOR: RAGNAROK

“This was awesome, awesome, awesome!” If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Marvel films and especially those where Thor has the starring role.  So it won’t come as any surprise that I absolutely loved … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Scottish Settings by Barbara Henderson

A huge welcome to Barbara Henderson, whose book Punch we reviewed yesterday (and loved). Today she is doing a guest blog, and has a … … wee challenge for you: Name 10 children’s books set in Victorian times. Come on! … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Punch’ by Barbara Henderson

A book about fun, friendship, loyalty and redemption. This is a completely delightful MG/YA book featuring 13-year-old Phineas, who is forced to escape a miserable existence as a butcher’s boy in late-Victorian Inverness, and go on the run. Phin meets … Continue reading

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SUGAR by Dierdre Riordan Hall

For those who enjoy an emotional roller-coaster This is the story of Mercy, also known as Sugar, and her attempts first to cope with and finally to escape from her dysfunctional home in small-town east coast America. Sugar’s father is … Continue reading

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