A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Book Review

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Every night since his mum started treatment for cancer, Connor O’Malley has suffered from the same nightmare. One night, it’s different. At exactly 12:07, the Monster, formed from a yew tree, goes walking. In return for telling 3 tales Connor must tell him something he has told no one – the truth.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – Book Review

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Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is a normal teenager, or so she thinks. One night, on a visit to a Manhattan nightclub, she witnesses the murder of a seemingly innocent boy. She later finds out that the ‘innocent’ boy was a demon, and the attackers were Shadowhunters, half-human, half-angelĀ andĀ tasked with keeping the human world safe from demons. When Clary discovers she too is a Shadowhunter, she begins to realise that all the stories of vampires, warlocks and werewolves are true…

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Tinder by Sally Gardner – Book Review

Tinder by Sally Gardner

After being forced to fight in battle and looking into the eyes of death, Otto Hunderbiss can only dream of a life away from war. then he meets Safire, a feisty tomboy who’s fate is to marry the terrible prince. With the help of his newly acquired tinderbox, he tries to save her, but when you are a soldier like Otto on the run, not everything turns out in your favour…

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