Review: Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton

I adore a strong female protagonist, and Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton provided just such a character. But it’s not just a strong female that drives Witch Finder.Luke Lexton’s parents were killed by witches when he was a young boy. On his 18th birthday Luke is finally inducted into a guild of men sworn to kill…

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

Now here’s a book that I felt I absolutely had to love from the moment that I first picked it up. THE book of the 2013 Bologna Book Fair, Half Bad by Sally Green is talked about in breathless voices tinged with excitement. It’s a book where the hype is huge among all quarters, and…

Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender

Fun, fun, fun – that’s the kind of read Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer is. Okay, I know it’s got lots of murders in it, but it’s also about the ghost of Marie Antoinette killing people and an American girl on a trip to Paris with her mean girl friends who is key to solving the…

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

A story about glamourous, clever teenagers running around Europe and America planning to steal back a lot of really expensive, really rare art? Yes, please. Ally Carter’s Heist Society is one of those fun, frivolous books that you didn’t know you wanted to read until you were doing so. Katarina Bishop has given up her…

Review: Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Nikki Sheehan

I probably had an imaginary friend when I was younger, and so did you. Yes, you, reading this. I doubt anyone else knew my imaginary friend, and at some point I guess they just left, and life went on.  But what if that imaginary friend had substance? What if you lived in a world where…

Review: Storm and Stone by Joss Stirling

The Finding Sky series by Joss Stirling was something I stumbled upon by accident, so when I got her new book, Storm and Stone, through the post, I was pretty happy. I delved into Storm and Stone expecting more of what I’d found in the Finding Sky series – some danger, a little bit of…

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

You know how books in a series tend to get progressively worse? How even when they’re very good, the second book isn’t better than the first, and the third isn’t as good as the second and so on? Well, forget that when it comes to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, because somehow every book in…

Book review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

You never forget your first love, goes the tagline on Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park. I’m hoping I’ll never forget Eleanor & Park, one of the sweetest, most powerful books I’ve read in a while.Eleanor is the weird new girl at school, worried about her weight and her looks (which lead to bullying) and her…

Book review: Hidden by Marianne Curley

Three hearts, two worlds, one secret – that’s the tagline for Marianne Curley’s Hidden. A novel about the eternal battle between good and evil, Curley’s novel surprised me with how good it was. Teenager Ebony has overprotective parents, and finds herself able to do things others can’t. She’s stronger, faster and has better hearing. On…