But sinister forces are still hunting for Elem ...more
Another surprisingly good read!
Itchingham Lofte risked his life to hide element 126 where no one would find it. But both governments and terrorist are still out to find it and that means getting to Itch first. So Itch has become the most wanted and protected boy in the UK. He is followed everywhere he goes by an MI5 security team. But that doesn't stop the evil does from trying to kidnap him.
As with the previous book, as soon as you start reading the action starts and does not let up until you
One thing that really fascinates me about this series is how elements from the periodic table are collected, but also used for good and bad throughout the pages, and whilst ...more
It was still an exciting read. With lots of gore. And deaths.
Although now I'm actually curious about whether the next book will have a "new" plot or still a continuation of the same one... hmm.
The whole world is searching for it.
One boy knows where it is.
Itchingham "Itch" Lofte, obsessed with collecting all the elements in the Periodic Table, has had quite a year: He accidentally exposed his whole class to arsenic, went on the run from his psycho science teacher, and nearly died of radiation poisoning. But his life is finally getting back to normal--at least as normal as it can be with government agents watching his every move and protecting him 24/7.
Sinister forces are ...more
The characters are gripping, the plot is well-paced. It was only at the beginning where I didn't really know where it was going, but Simon Mayo redeems this quickly.
Nathaniel Flowerdew is the best villain ever, and the conflict with him a ...more
sidenote: I did ...more
If you like/enjoyed this book I would definitely recommend Itch craft (the 3rd book).
I won this copy through Goodreads First Reads
The most protected boy in the world was in his bedroom making chlorine gas.
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and even though it was the second book in the series I thought I would give it a go. After reading 5 pages it is pretty clear that you don't have to read the first book in order to understand this one, as it recaps the events in the first book pretty quickly, but you do get a bette ...more
Having enjoyed Itch so much, I was very excited about the launch of Itch Rocks. So much so that I attended the hugely enjoyable launch! I read the book in just over a day - it really is a page tu ...more
In this sequel, Itch has hidden the rocks but Evil People are trying to get him and them, despite the protection of MI5, an ...more
I don't kno ...more
The follow up to the successful debut novel from Simon Mayo. I was very pleasantly surprised with how the plot picked up from the first book. I can't remember if I mentioned it in my review of Itch but I felt it had an already complete ending.
The book starts showing young Itchingham's life returning (somewhat) to normal, he's back at school, most of his hair is back and his m ...more
Itchingham Lofte's life has changed dramatically since his disposal of the "rocks" and he and his family are now under constant surveillance and even have security personnel living with them as well as next door! Any hopes ...more
Itch's secret is not as safe as he'd hoped, and things start to unravel quickly. Events turn deadly and once again, it's up to Itch to save the world.
This is such a fun adventure. I love that there is nothing else like it on the bookstore shelves right now. Most young adult novels fi ...more
My only criticism is a typical feature of kids books. It happens in Harry Potter, it always happens. That is, the kids are brighter than even the best MI5 agents. They get what's going on and are one step ahead of all the adults about. Still it's a plot device which works perfectly well. The only way around this is to have one of thos ...more
His series 'Itch' is closely related to best selling series such as Alex Rider & Jason Steed. Also written by British authors.
Simon was recognised as the Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards in 2008, and has won several Sony Awards for his work in radio.