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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

“Hel is … a teen railing against circumstances she is powerless to change, petulant, angry, sulky and despairing” The Monstrous Child is the first YA novel by Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. The ‘monstrous child’ of the … Continue reading

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Riverkeep by Martin Stewart

“Glorious, and gloriously satisfying” For generations, the job of Riverkeep has been passed on from father to son in Wulliam’s family. In a few week’s time when he turns sixteen, it will be his turn. But he’s not sure that … Continue reading

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

“a book that celebrates the strength and capability of women” Here is a book that defies all that anyone ever told you about writing for children and makes you wonder why anyone made that stuff up in the first place. … Continue reading

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The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“Utterly beautiful … deliciously tense” I found myself utterly seduced by the beauty of this book – the silhouette on the cover, part girl, part island, the maps on the inner pages, the decorated pages. This is a book upon … Continue reading

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Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

“How could you possibly leave a title like this on the shelf now that you know it exists?” I don’t really need to explain to you why I bought this book, do I? I mean, you see a book called … Continue reading

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Lost in Wonderland by Nicky Peacock

“Don’t stray from the path…” Goodreads description: Monsters, serial killers, and imaginary friends—being a Wonderlander can be murder… Once upon a time, Kayla was lost. Then she found Wonderland, but not the one you know. Run by ex-government agents and … Continue reading

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Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision

Mmm, Caden… Goodreads description: Bree and her friends have escaped the clutches of the Egrian King, but their troubles are far from over. Still reeling from the secrets that drew new breath when her father took his last, Bree sets … Continue reading

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