Archive for October, 2011


Posted: October 31, 2011 in Secondary


By Marcus Sedgwick

This book sounds so intriguing.The cover design is very appealing and the storyline exciting. I can’t wait to get this out of the library.

The blurb entices us with “I will live seven times and I will look for you and love you in each life. Will you follow?”

I loved Marcus Sedgwick’s book Revovler so just know this will be good.
This is a soul searching love story filled with love and sacrifice. As it says – How much will you sacrifice? All the reviews are so positive. I just can’t wait!

For Jacqueline Wilson fans

Posted: October 30, 2011 in Intermediate, Primary School

The longest whale song
After giving birth to Samson, Ella’s mother is left in a coma. Can a whale song like the ones Ella is learning about in school reach out and rouse her mother from the coma.

Lily alone
Lily’s mother is kind of rough and kind of loose. In fact Lily is left looking after her siblings when their mother takes off after a new man. Too young to be in charge, Lily is forced to take on much more than she should.

My sister Jodie
Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is quiet and Jodie is boisterous. But things change when they move to a new school for the summer. Just what happens to these sister and how strong are their bonds?

Time travel

Posted: October 27, 2011 in Intermediate, Secondary

By Alex Scarrow

In 1912 Liam O’Connor should have died at sea. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010 and Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. Each of them was suddenly and mysteriously pulled from safety. They have been recruited to stop time travel from destroying the world.

The adventure continues
Day of the predators

The clockwork three

By Matthew J. Kirby
A green violin and a chance encounter bring three children together who begin a journey to hunt for treasure and a chance to fix their lives. A mixture of adventure, steampunk and fantasy, suitable for younger readers.
Steampunk tends to be a mixture of science fiction and fantasy often set in the Victorian Era and with the most amazing technology; clockwork machinery and flying machines.

Blood red road

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Secondary

Blood red road
by Moira Young

The first in the Dustlands trilogy

When Saba’s father is killed and her twin brother is kidnapped she sets along with their younger sister to rescue him. She takes with her Nero, her raven. This is a journey for survival in a postapocolyptic world.

Darkness becomes her

By Kelly Keaton

Ari is 17 and forced to find  a way to stop a curse that has plagued all the women in her family for many years. Throw in supernatural beings and you have the makings of a great book.


By Josephine Angelini

“Destiny brought them together. The gods will keep them apart.”  Love, hate, curses, the power of the gods and of course throw in some forbidden romance for good measure.

The chemical garden triology
Book 1
By Lauren DeStefano

Genetic engineering, villains, romance and just how far will you go or just what will you do to survive when you are destined to die at 20. Rhine is 16 and time is running out.

By Maile Meloy

Kidnapping, a sacred book, Russian spies, danger, mystery and adventure. Can Janie and her new friend Benjamin rescue his father and save the day and their own lives?

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

I loved her Shadow children series so am looking forward to this new one. Jonah was adopted but he knew that and it wasn’t an issue. Now he and his friend who is also adopted begin to get mysterious letters. “You are one of the missing”. ANd what has it to do with the FBI?

Reading for the holidays.

Posted: October 10, 2011 in Secondary
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By Amy Ryan

A bit of science-fiction and a bit of romance.

Taken away
By Celine Kiernan

A fire changes everything for two young boys – lives changed forever. And a goblin-boy who now has found a new home. The trailer to this book is intriguing and I have placed an order at the local library. Can’t wait!


Posted: October 5, 2011 in Secondary
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By Courtney Allison Moulton
This is the first book in a new trilogy. It has it all; fantasy, romance, a young woman with the reincarnated soul of an ancient warrior, reapers and of course a battle for good.
This trailer is a little longer than some of the others but worth watching.

Maximum ride

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Intermediate, Secondary

Maximum ride series
By James Patterson

Six kids – part human and part bird – forced to save each other and the world.
The end is sight but why not start at the very beginning with Maximum Ride; the angel experiment.

Ministry of pandemonium

Posted: October 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ministry of pandemonium

By Chris Westwood
Ben has a gift. He sees what no-one else can see.  But just what is it that sees.

A monster calls
By Patrick Ness

The monster comes calling but what it wants is something different – something Conor is not expecting.
Another of those books sitting by my bed just waiting to be read. Oh, for more time!

By R.J. Anderson

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.”
I read this book and I still am not sure what to make of it – not sure just what happened. Alison is in a psychiatric hospital for the murder of her classmate. Did she or didn’t she kill Tori?


Posted: October 2, 2011 in Secondary

By Kevin Brooks

Tom has parts of a shattered iphone imbeded in his brain after a vicious attack. It gives him powers and he is out to seek revenge.

And another book with revenge flowing through its pages.
You against me
By Jenny Downham

“If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right?
If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you?”
Kids at Random