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This is the place to be for reviews of Tween and YA books! And, best of all, it is written by a 13-year-old who knows the perspective of tweens and teens!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hollow City

Hollow City: the second novel of Mrs Peregrines Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

After Jacob, Emma and the rest of the Peculiars manage to escape from the Island, they find themselves being hunted for by the Whits. With Mrs Peregrine in bird form, they need to find their way to London to get a Ymbryne to fix her. But the journey is perilous and there are many things to be worried about. These worries might not even matter, however, if London has fallen.

Sorry if that made absolutely no sense. It is the second in the series, and so you kind of need to have read the first book to understand. This book and the first book (there is a third book but I haven't read it yet) are both excellent reads. I was expecting to find this book less thrilling than the first, as this is usually the way with sequels. I found that it was absolutely brilliant. I liked the use of old pictures to help the story along.
One of the pnm ictures from the book
The ending left you on a large cliff hanger and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book.

I am going to give it a 9/10
and an age rating of 12+

Friday, 16 September 2016


Thief by Malorie Blackman

When Lydia joins a new school, she just wants to fit in. But then the leader of the popular group tells Lydia that she can join if she takes the school sports cup, Lydia knows its stealing. But then, somehow, the cup end up in her locker. People start calling Lydia names, and soon she is isolated from the rest of her school friends. Then, a freak storm send Lydia into the future, and she finds out why the cup was stolen, and how it came t be put in Lydias locker.

I liked this book because it was thrilling and quite fast paced. I also like the fact that it was sort of sci fi. The plot fitted together really well. I  also liked the the characters, specifically Lydia and her brother.

I am going to give it a 9/10
and an age rating of 9+