Review: The Paper Magician Trilogy, by Charlie N Holmberg

Synopsis: Paper Magician: Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that … Continue reading Review: The Paper Magician Trilogy, by Charlie N Holmberg

Review: Shtum, by Jem Lester

Synopsis: Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son Jonah has severe autism and Ben and his wife, Emma, are struggling to cope. When Ben and Emma fake a separation - a strategic decision to further Jonah's case in an upcoming tribunal - Ben and Jonah move in with Georg, Ben's elderly father. In … Continue reading Review: Shtum, by Jem Lester

Review: The Ask and the Answer – by Patrick Ness  

Synopsis: Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is … Continue reading Review: The Ask and the Answer – by Patrick Ness  

Looking for Alaska – by John Green

Synopsis: BEFORE. Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event until he starts at anything-but-boring Culver Creek Boarding School and meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up and utterly fascinating she pulls Miles into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. But when tragedy strikes, and Miles … Continue reading Looking for Alaska – by John Green

Crispin: The Cross of Lead – by Avi

Synopsis: Asta's son has no name. And, after the death of his mother, no family to protect him when he is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Declared a 'wolf's head' - meaning that anyone who catches him can kill him - he has no choice but to leave his village. All he can … Continue reading Crispin: The Cross of Lead – by Avi

Terrier – by Tamora Pierce

Synopsis: Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat that's about to get tougher, as Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the … Continue reading Terrier – by Tamora Pierce

Witch Child – By Celia Rees

Synopsis: When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hung for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World … Continue reading Witch Child – By Celia Rees