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Daniel X: Game Over - James Patterson

Patterson has really hit top gear with this installment in the Daniel X series, it is action packed and fast paced but it also brings in new elements to the story. The human race is more involved here than ever before which makes the story seem more realistic but it also adds more depth and more of a backstory to this particular novel.

 In every Daniel X story we see action and adventure, however sometimes it can get a bit repetitive, just like the last few books we see Patterson advance his story by adding more danger to his stories, every new chapter is meant to be more thrilling and quicker. This does make the story enthralling at times but personally I think that James Patterson really needs to slow his story down and add quality not just quantity to his books.

  This is because if you make each new book appear like it's the most dangerous one then looking back through the series the first few books don't seem as relevant because hey have been surpassed by new reads. For…

Lockwood and Co: The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud

From the award winning author who wrote the well loved Bartimaeus Series we can now read a brand new set of books that promise to be spooky, but exciting. The book is a great introduction to a world where ghosts appear and agencies ran by children work hard to take back the night!
  The book is written well and is very atmospheric, you can almost feel the cold of the night breeze around you. You can almost see that eerie glow through the shadows...

  The novel is a great book to get into because the series is currently ongoing and there are already sequels ready for you to discover. So go on, what are you waiting for? The ghost hunt begins now...

9/10 Spectacularly spooky, If this book made your spine tingle then be sure to pay a visit to the comments section or tweet me @TheOllyBookBlog

Young Sherlock Holmes: Knife Edge - Andrew Lane

The latest installment in the Young Sherlock Holmes series is very different to the rest of the books because of where it is set. It is a very interesting story because when you are so used to one specific climate like London where the books are usually set is is a nice change to find out so much about a very different place such as China.

I think that this book was written at a very clever time because it allowed Sherlock to go through a lot in a short space of time. This means that the books that continue this read will have new content for Lane to work with which will create a bigger and better story.

8 / 10 An enjoyable read, tell me what you thought of it in the comments below...

I'm Back! - Sorry for the long wait...

Hi everybody, I'm coming back to The Olly Book Blog!

I've been away from the blog for quite a while, but after coming back to it I have discovered that the site has now accumulated well over 30,000 views. I'd like to thank everyone who looks at my blog and I'm going to do my best to keep it running and keep updating it from now on.

Thanks again to all of you,