Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

Wren and Lei are on the run from the Demon King's forces, desperately trying to build alliances and keep each other safe. But war changes everyone, and Lei will have to fight to remember what she's fighting for.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Seven Days by Alex Lake

Maggie has spent years locked in a room under her captor's garage. She's tried a few times to escape, without success. But now it's urgent. Now she mustn't fail. Because in seven days her son will turn three, and her captor will take him away from her. Just like her other two sons. She can't let it happen again...

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Nevertell by Katharine Orton

Lina has grown up in a Russian forced labour camp. When a chance comes for her to escape, she seizes it. Now, however, she's out in the tundra, and out there fairytales are alive and well. There are worse things than Baba Yaga, but there are beautiful things as well. Can Lina find her way home?

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C Dao

Lan expects to marry Tam, her childhood sweetheart and the best match in the district. When she discovers that Bao, an orhpan apprenticed to the local physician, is in love with her, she rejects him harshly. The rejection sends him into the arms of the river witch and tangles them both in an oncoming war...

Monday, 21 October 2019

Strange but True by Kathryn Hulick

From Bigfoot to hauntings via Atlantis and alien abductions, this book aims to give possible explanations for some of life's biggest mysteries.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

The Impossible Boy by Ben Brooks

Christmas isn't looking too happy for Emma (her mum works two jobs and her brothers are respectively sick and absorbed in a new girlfriend) and Oleg (his father hasn't left the sofa in months.) They invent a new classmate and are surprised when he turns up. But strange forces are after him and they've been caught in the middle of it...

Saturday, 19 October 2019

I hope you get this message by Farah Naz Rishi SPOILERS IN REVIEW

A mysterious message from a nearby planet indicates that Earth might be destroyed in a week. Amidst the destruction and breakdown of society, three teenagers do their best to repair their fractured families.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience by Winter Lawrence

Welcome to the blog tour for this fun title! Teddy loves gaming and even found her current boyfriend, Pete, on a gaming forum. They now regularly game together and send each other new games and tips. It helps to distract Teddy from her ex boyfriend, Ryan, who lives next door.

Things start to go wrong when her boyfriend, and her ex's brother Ben, fall into unexplained comas on the same day. Teddy discovers gaming equipment in Ben's bedroom and realises that Pete must have sent it to her. When she tries it, she finds herself dragged into the game, shortly followed by Ryan. Now they have to battle through a series of video games, overseen by a constantly learning AI, before time runs out...

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Ariadne has been part of the Labyrinth games for ten years. Ten long years of leading Athenian youths into the labyrinth to face the Minotaur. She doesn't expect annything to change this year. But then she meets Theseus, the prince of Athens. He's determined to end the slaughter and asks for her help. But it will mean betraying the only person she still loves...

North Child by Edith Pattou

Based on East o'the Sun, West o'the Moon, this is a magical story ranging over most of North Europe as Rose tries to find the White Bear she inadvertantly banished into the hands of the Troll Queen.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Supernova Era by Cixin Liu and Joel Martinsen

A supernova right next door to Earth - cosmically speaking - showers the whole planet in deadly radiation. Only children's bodies can repair the damage in time. Everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead in less than a year from the incident.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Becky is back in a fantastic new novel. When it's decided that Becky will host Christmas, demands pile upon problems upon difficulties upon misunderstandings until it seems that nothing will come right! Can Becky find the spirit of sprygge in time for Christmas?

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Dare to Dream by Sarah Webb and Graham Corcoran

Following on the heels of Blazing a Trail, Sarah takes dozens of Irish people and discusses their accomplishments on the world stage.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

Stevie knows her school has its cliques, but she doesn't think they were too bad until she falls foul of the popular girls. Alone both in school and at home, she finds friendship with other outsiders. Together they start to get their revenge on the bullies, until things start going too far and the line between bully and victim blurs.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Chessboxer by Stephen Davies

Leah is struggling after losing her beloved father. Chess, a sport she excels at, means nothing to her anymore. Until she comes across chess boxing, a dangerous sport combining chess with boxing. Here's the rush she's been looking for. But is it too dangerous for her?

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

(Emmy) in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido

Moving to a new school is tricky. Emmy has never quite felt like she fit in anyway; the music in her head refuses to come out. But in her new elective she learns a new way to do it, and finds new friends to help her weather life's problems.