Title: The Storm Keeper’s Island Author: Catherine Doyle Fionn hates the sea, which is terrible as he is on a ferry on the way to a small island off the coast of Ireland where his grandfather lives. When Fionn arrives, his happiness is short-lived! The island is a weird, mysterious place and it is even a bit magical but Fionn doesn’t know that yet! Flowers re-grow when you pick them and shrubs and weeds disappear and to make matters worse, his mum refused to come with him to the island and his sister is too interested in her boyfriend to even bother speaking to him. Does Fionn make friends? What is the mysterious magic? Does Fionn overcome his fear of water? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to Abi Elphinstone fans or readers who love magic and mystery. I give it 5*****. I can’t wait for the sequel!
Title: William Wenton and the Secret Portal Author: Bobbie Peers William Wenton was a world class code breaker. He was also wanted by everyone as they wanted him to solve the latest puzzle, “The Difficulty”. One day, something went badly wrong and the luridium in his body all of a sudden stopped working. He was even beaten on “The Difficulty” by his enemy! William was taken to the Institute for Post-Human Research, only to find that a few people were working. No one told William why! But when a cockroach full of luridium went missing, William had to go on a mission! He had to face his enemy and stop him from releasing a portal of unknown power. Did he stop the portal? I give it 5***** and recommend it to 9+ adventure fans. Read the first book as it will make this book easier to understand! We’ve reviewed it too!
Title: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes Author: Greg James and Chris Smith This is the second book in the series. This book is about a group of superheroes called the Super Zeroes and Kid Normal is the leader! There is also a character called Magpie, who is a rogue (which is basically “the bad guy”). Magpie has been in prison for 30 years and on one particular day, in front of the CCTV cameras, he wrote on the floor “BRING KID NORMAL TO ME!” The next day, Kid Normal was brought to his high security prison cell to talk to him but I won’t tell you what Magpie said to Kid Normal as it ruins the rest of the story! Soon after, Kid Normal’s school secretary and caretaker disappeared and no one could find them. They were gone… or were they? ***SPOILER ALERT*** They weren’t really missing… They were looking for their supposedly dead daughter. Do they find her? What made them look for their daughter? Why is Magpie a part of this story? Read the book to find out. I give it 5***** and recommend it to 8+. I recommend you read the first book before you read…
Title: Groosham Grange Author: Anthony Horowitz David lived in a rich family who wanted the best for him. They were a bit mean when he got expelled from school and his dad threatened him with a knife! His family was very rich and his dad worked in a bank so they could afford to send him to the top schools but when an advert for a free boarding school comes up, they don’t hesitate to send him there! The school is called Groosham Grange. Strange things happen at Groosham Grange, such as the Assistant Headteacher keeps fresh blood in his room, the French teacher disappears every full moon and all the students act like zombies! Does David’s dad forgive him? Does David survive his experience at Groosham Grange? Does David make new friends? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 9+ readers who like a bit of horror, magic and mystery! Anthony Horowitz is famous for his Alex Rider books but he also writes lots of other fantastic books too. We are a huge Anthony Horowitz fans in our house and one day we hope we will be able to include a signed Anthony Horowitz book on our “signed…
Title: What not to do if you turn invisible Author: Ross Welford Ethel is twelve and she has lots of spots. She has spots everywhere and has even developed the nickname “pizza face” because she is covered in spots so much. When she discovered an amazing treatment called “Dr Chang His Skin So Clear,” she thought she was in luck. However, she couldn’t be more wrong! It all starts when she takes too much… Then she goes on a sunbed and she turns invisible! Ethel never wanted to turn invisible and she was horrified when she did. She never wanted to be famous either; her grandma wouldn’t let her as she said it was too common! When she loses all her friends because of her spots, she has to befriend Elliot Boyd, or Smelliot Boyd as he is known to the rest of the world. Elliot has no friends and he has moved from London recently and apparently he is very bumptious. When Ethel’s invisibility wears off after a few hours, she starts to enjoy it but then a video is taken of her while she’s invisible and she ends up being in a lot of trouble with her gran!…
Title: Happyville High – Geek Tragedy Author: Tom Mclaughlin This book is about 3 nerdy girls called Tyler, Ashley and Dylan. They all live in Happyville and go to Happyville High. Happyville is the perfect place to live because everyone is HAPPY but underneath all the happiness something is happening! People are getting super long SPAGHETTI ARMS. It all started when the American football captain and quarterback shouted “BOO-YAH” and then his arm grew to 12 feet long. 2 days later, half of Happyville had long arms! The girls had to solve this mystery before the whole world found itself with long arms! How do they get long arms? What causes this mutation? Read the book and find out! I give it 500/5 and recommend it to 9+. I hope Tom Mclaughlin will write a sequel!
Title: The Bolds in Trouble Author: Julian Clary On Fairfield Road, food is going missing in broad daylight. The Bolds smell a rat or rather a fox! The Bolds aren’t who they seem; they are a family of hyenas who like to dress up as humans! They are out to catch the fox thief who stole the food and they are determined to stop him in a peaceful way! The fox is ignorant and isn’t clever enough for the hyenas. One day, the fox got stuck in a trap so the Bolds had to free him in a peculiar way! The fox wanted food so he blackmailed the Bolds using their “secret” to scare them. Soon, the fox gets fat and the Bolds get poor! This is when they realise that they need to do something about this situation. What happens to the fox? Do the Bolds kick him out? Does the fox ever get caught? Read the book to find out! We give it 5*****. We recommend it to 9+ readers who like jokes (Christmas cracker jokes!).
Title: Flamingo Boy Author: Michael Morpurgo This book was set in the landscape of the Camargue during WW2. A young, autistic boy called Lorenzo lived on a farm with his parents. He didn’t know much but he knew how to heal animals! He loved to go into town to ride his favourite animal on the carousel, Horse. It is there that he met Kezia, a Roma girl, who helped to run the carousel with her parents. One day, the Germans came with their big guns. Amongst them was a kind, German Corporal who helped Lorenzo whenever he needed it. With the arrival of the Germans, everything was falling apart, even the carousel. So, the Caporal decided to help but how? This is a story about friendship, war and dealing with difficult situations. This book has a rollercoaster of emotions, so be prepared to cry (just a little bit!). Ok, maybe a little bit more than a little bit! Only two books have ever made the Book Brothers cry and they were both written by this award winning author! If you like books with a real story, I recommend this book to you. I give it 6/5 stars!
Apollo was once a Greek God. You might have heard of him! But now, he has been cast down by Zeus, his father and has become a mortal human. In this book, he has to free the third oracle and defeat the most bloodthirsty Roman Emperor with no powers! Can Apollo survive? Does Apollo make new friends? Can Apollo defeat the Roman Emperor? You will have to read the book to find out as I’m not giving any spoilers! I recommend this book to 10+ readers as it is quite long. Make sure you read the first two books first. I give it 11/10 and will definitely read the rest of this series. I couldn’t put this book down as it was so good! I can’t believe I have to wait so long for the next one to be released!
Title: The Magical Mix-up Author: Zach King Zach has gone from Zero to Hero. He has loads of friends but there is one thing he’s missing; his magic. Hogan, the new kid, is plotting against Rachel. Zach needs to find his powers to STOP Hogan before it is too late. Hogan wants to ruin Rachel’s reputation (after book 1 she became popular at school), so he be-friends her enemy Tricia so that together they can be the most popular kids at school. Does Zach stop Hogan? Does Zach get a super power? Read the book to find out! We give it 5*****. We recommend it to 8+ magic fans! We would love another book in this series.