Tag Archives: young adult

  • Author Event – Shivaun Plozza + Will Kostakis

    Tuesday 28th November 6.30pm We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting Young Adult Fiction authors Shivaun Plozza and Will Kostakis. They popped into the shop earlier in the year and let me tell you, not only are they talented (and hardworking) authors, they are both absolutely delightful!!! Will and Shivaun’s work is highly regarded, with …

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  • The Secret Science of Magic

    Book Review – The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

    Melissa Keil’s The Secret Science of Magic is a unique and compelling twist on the typical romance novel. Shift away from the typical “quirky” star-crossed lover archetypes, Keil has created the kind of relatable and complex character that exist in real life, but rarely ever play a starring role in the media. Sophia is so …

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  • In Store Event with 3 Young Adult Fiction Authors – Alison Evans, Fleur Ferris & Mark Smith

    We’re getting very excited about having three wonderful young adult authors in store on Saturday 7th October from 2pm! Pop past to meet Alison Evans, Fleur Ferris and Mark Smith, hear each of them do a reading and ask them questions about their books. All ages are welcome ? We’ll have some nibbles too, so …

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  • Book Review – Contagion by Teri Terry

    Contagion by Teri Terry is a ticking time bomb of a novel, each chapter bringing the reader closer to the point of impact. This pre-apocalyptic dystopian novel set in Scotland follows two unique and compelling viewpoints; Shay, whose world is about to be changed forever, and Callie, who has seen everything but can communicate nothing. …

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  • Book Review – Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin

    A heartwarming and honest read, Finding Nevo is a charming story of self-discovery and love. The memoir deals with some complex and relevant issues such as sexuality and gender identity, and while these kinds of stories tend to take on a tragic or depressing tone, Nevo keeps it light and relatable, making it an enjoyable read …

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  • Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

    Book Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

    If you’re a fan of the recent film version, Riggs’ debut novel is a must-read. His engaging writing transports you into his gothic and fantastical world, combining imagery and expression to make it difficult to put down. The voice of the protagonist, 16-year-old Jacob Portman, is full of personality and is relatable to anyone who …

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  • Book Review – Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series played a huge role in my love of Greek mythology – the modern take on heroes and myths make them easier for a young audience to understand, and there are plenty of Easter eggs for those who already know their myths. The Lightning Thief kicks off the series wonderfully, introducing …

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  • The Bad Beginning

    Book Review – A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

    With the arrival of the new Netflix series, now is a perfect time to sink your teeth into Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. This series is unique and one of my favourites; Snicket’s narration is satirical, morbid and hilarious all at once, and although he will warn you many times that the books …

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  • Key to Rondo

    Book Review – Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda

    For anyone who loves fairy tales with a twist, the Rondo series is the perfect way to escape to a world of magic and mystery. Rodda creates a new layer to the classic formula, drawing from familiar characters such as evil queens, talking animals and mythical creatures, but the addition of two protagonists from the …

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