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Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Review: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Synopsis from Goodreads. The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief,and he selects Gen from the king’s prison. The magus is interested only in the thief’s abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone’s guess. Their journey toward … Continue reading

Review: Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

Review: Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

Synopsis from Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the storyof how he and his best friend, Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa. To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t … Continue reading

Review: The Savages – Matt Whyman

Synopsis from Goodreads. Sasha Savage is in love with Jack – a handsome, charming … vegetarian. Which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha’s father rules his clan with an iron fist and her … Continue reading

Review: Crow Boy – Philip Caveney

Review: Crow Boy – Philip Caveney

Synopsis from Goodreads. Set in Mary King’s Close, an exciting historical adventure featuring a young boy – Tom Afflick who finds himself transported from Edinburgh in 2012 and apprenticed to a plague doctor in Edinburgh in 1645. Young Tom Afflick has never felt so alone. His parents have split up and his mother has relocated … Continue reading