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Showing posts from October, 2012

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner

This is one scorching hot read! Once again Dashner throws you from side to side in a storm of intense action and mystery. A 100 metre sprint race, only with no end. There is never a dull moment with the Gladers about!

10/10 This is a great read, Shank!

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

This could well be the best Sci-Fi novel I have ever read. Seriously. It's more tense than The Hunger Games, as fast as Gone and James Dashner is definitely as skilled as J.K Rowling. Every corner is a new adventure and you will never know what's coming next. I sped through it in a day, I think I might read the others equally quickly they are so good! The others are 'The Scorch Trials' and finally 'The Death Cure'. After reading this you'll be unsure of what Wicked really is...

  10/10 Run through that maze and get to your nearest bookshop now to get your hands on it!

The Golems eye - Jonathan Strod

A long wait after reading The Amulet of Samarkand, I found the Golem's eye in my school's library. (Incidentally I am a librarian there) Too good an opportunity to miss I simply had to get it out, which I did. And it was fantastic! The Bartimaeus Trilogy is one of the most imaginative and fun set of books that I have had the pleasure to read. I hope to get final installment: Ptolemy's gate as soon as I can!

  9/10 At 507 pages this should keep you happy for a while...

Jimmy Coates: Sabotage - Joe Craig

This book seemed to drag on a bit to be honest. I think it would have been better if I had read the previous instalments but to me this wasn't quite the standard I was expecting.

4/10 Not your average Harry Potter anyway...

Starcross - Philip Reeve

This was a fantastic read! Having read the first one (Larklight) I already had a vague idea of how good this book was going to be, and I was wrong: It was better! Philip Reeve has a distinct writing technique and I love it! If you enjoyed this why not try some of his other novels? They include: Larklight or Mortal Instruments.

8/10 Huzzah for Starcross!

The Mozart Question - Michael Morpurgo

Recommended by a girl in my class, this proved to be a better read than I had first expected. Michael Morpurgo has written a wonderful story which readers of all ages will go back to again and again!

8/10 A Beautiful Story