Category Archives: young adult

Death most definite – Trent Jamieson

This book is just good fun. It’s a high-spirited tale of a hostile takeover of Death’s operations in Australia. It’s set in Brisbane – hilarious for anyone who knows the city (and sometimes quite painful as Steve has to traverse the city by bus – truly horrible.) Continue reading

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Let’s play ball! Summerland by Michael Chabon

Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon creates an incredible fantasy world where an unlikely hero has to save the world … with baseball. This is on my list as a must-read for young and adult readers. In Summerland, Chabon sets his literary sights on creating an American fairytale, it’s like a modern American version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe featuring the greatest of all American sports, baseball. Continue reading

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The stuff of nightmares – Malorie Blackman

Nightmares are horrific and terrifying, but at least you always wake up. What if the only way to escape Death was by experiencing nightmare after nightmare? This is a great book for both old and young readers. Continue reading

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Well worth it – The Knife of Never Letting go by Patrick Ness

This book has one of the best first lines ever: “The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say. About anything.”
“Need a poo, Todd.” Continue reading

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a satisfying urban fantasy and romance

NB: When I picked up this book I had no idea who Stephenie Meyer was or what other books she had written. Obviously in the last week she has been all over the press and news with the launch of … Continue reading

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