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Paper Aeroplanes (Paper Aeroplanes, #1)
I read Paper Aeroplanes in a few hours; it's a compulsive read with well-drawn, realistic characters and situations and writing that drew me from page ...more
May 25, 2013
May 25, 2013
Dork Diaries: Holiday Heartbreak (Dork Diaries, #6)
Holiday Heartbreak is the sixth (yes, sixth!) book in the excellent Dork Diaries series. I'm not sure where the time's gone since book one was publish ...more
May 30, 2013
May 30, 2013
Now (Once, #3)
I'm a big fan of Morris Gleitzman's highly underrated WWII series, and have been anticipating this title since I first read Once and Then over a year ...more
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Apr 22, 2010
Persephone the Phony (Goddess Girls, #2)
Persephone the Phony is my favourite of the first two books, as I liked Persephone slightly more than Athena, and this one even had a little sprinklin ...more
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Mar 30, 2010
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse (Goth Girl, #1)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse is one of the best children's books I've read this year. Possibly *the* best. Aside from its truly beautiful presen ...more
Nov 09, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero
Tales From Year Zero is easily one of the best graphic novels I've read for ages. Clever and gripping, it tells three prequel stories that all tie in ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
Sigh. I'm in love with yet another fictional male character: Alejandro Fuentes. As a Mexicano gang member with a desire to make something more of hims ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 12, 2010
Demon Dentist
After recently reading Gangsta Granny I was quite eager to read more by David Walliams. He's funny, his books have great illustrations and children ab ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy is one of the best middle grade books I've read for a long time. It's a modern day fairytale, a retelling of the Snow Q ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
The Silver Sword
I bought The Silver Sword on my dad's recommendation, after he mentioned he'd read it many years ago in Secondary school. It made a lasting impression ...more
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May 18, 2013
And We Stay
It's been quite a while since I read a book by a new-to-me author and immediately wanted to read everything they've written so far. I'm happy to say t ...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)
Foreplay is another brilliant addition to the New Adult genre from one of my favourite YA authors. It's addictive and well written, not to mention hot ...more
Aug 25, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
My So-Called Afterlife (Afterlife, #1)
My So-Called Afterlife is a great debut novel, with lots of humour, gorgeous ghosts and a murder mystery to keep you guessing. It has one of the funni ...more
Feb 08, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
The Falconer is Elizabeth May's debut novel and is a historical fantasy that has a quite a lot in common with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's set in 18 ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
The Crowfield Curse (Crowfield Abbey, #1)
Pat Walsh's atmospheric debut offering is a historical fantasy with a magical twist. Gone are the expected swords and battles, and in their place are ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
Beauty (Tales from the Kingdoms, #3)
Beauty is the last of Sarah Pinborough's twisted fairytale retellings (sob, weep etc.). It's a fantastic book to end the series on, just as good as Po ...more
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 09, 2013
Cherry Crush (The Chocolate Box Girls, #1)
Cathy Cassidy is yet another prolific UK children's author I'd never read until now. I'm not going to lie: I've always thought her books looked too yo ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
Jellicoe Road
Jellicoe Road is incredible. I have no idea how Melina Marchetta wrote it, nor do I know how she managed to weave such an intricate tale spanning over ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
The Secret Year
I was really excited to read The Secret Year, but unfortunately, it just wasn't the book for me. I found it quite difficult to get through, and strugg ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jan 23, 2010
Single in the City
I don't read a lot of adult chick-lit but, when I do, I like it to be of the lighthearted variety. Single in the City was a fun, humorous read about a ...more
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Aug 09, 2010
Positively Mine (Freshman Forty, #1)
Positively Mine is another offering from Bloomsbury Spark's launch list and it's the best one I've read so far. It's well written and engaging right f ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
The Sound of Us (Radio Hearts, #1)
The Sound of Us is one of seven launch titles for the new eBook-first imprint, Bloomsbury Spark. It's another quality release which I think is being b ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 06, 2013
Awful Auntie
A very high 4/5 for this one. Great fun.

On second thoughts, I loved it too much to only give it 4 stars!
Oct 05, 2014
Oct 04, 2014
Knightley and Son (Knightley and Son, #1)
Knightley and Son is a fun book for the 9-12 age range, but it wasn't quite my cup of tea. I liked certain elements, Darkus Knightley especially, but ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 05, 2014
Racing Savannah
Racing Savannah is the fourth book in Miranda Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series and is perhaps the best since Catching Jordan. As with all Kenneally's b ...more
Dec 06, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Art of Falling (Oceanside High, #1)
The Art of Falling is a well written, realistic snapshot of teenage life and a great start to the Bloomsbury Spark imprint. It's a quick, enjoyable re ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
When Mr Dog Bites
The cover of When Mr Dog Bites proclaims it to be 'a story about life, death, love, sex and swearing'. I can honestly say I don't think I've ever seen ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
Making It (Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries, #1)
If you like music and you like teen fiction, let me just tell you now: you need to read this book! It's funny, fast and honest too. It'll tell you how ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Queen of Dreams
The Queen of Dreams is a fun book for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia. It really reminded me of C.S. Lewis's magical masterpiece of a series, right d ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Anatomy of a Single Girl (Anatomy, #2)
I read Daria Snadowsky's first book, Anatomy of a Boyfriend, in 2007, before I'd even started blogging or knew that book review blogs existed. I remem ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
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