Book Reviews 2016

Book reviews 2015

Book reviews 2017


Children’s

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider #1) by Anthony Horowitz (4 stars)

Time-Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (3.5 stars)

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (4 stars)

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (3.5 stars)

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (2.5 stars)

Skulduggery Pleasant (Sceptre of Ancients #1) by Derek Landy (3 stars)

Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire (Sceptre of Ancients #2) by Derek Landy (4 stars)

Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan (3.5 stars)

The Vampire’s Assistant by Darren Shan (3 stars)

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomons (4 stars)

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson (4 stars)

The Spiderwick Chronicles [Bks 1-2] by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (4.5 stars)


Young Adult

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (1 star: No review)

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (4 stars)


Crime / Horror

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (3.5 stars)

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (4 stars)

The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan (4 stars)

The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey (4 stars)


Contemporary / Romance

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (4 stars)


Short Stories 

Russian Fairytales by Alexander Afanasyev (4 stars)

Pottermore Presents | Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling (4 stars)

Pottermore Presents | Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling (4 stars)

Pottermore Presents | Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling (3 stars)


Non-Fiction

The Secret Lore of London by John Matthews (pending)