Book Review: Nyxia

Nyxia Written by Scott Reintgen 384 pages Published by Michael Joseph (Penguin UK) Publication date: 12th September 2017 Age range: 14+ Summary (from Goodreads): Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship…

Book Review: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index Written by Julie Israel Published by Penguin 338 pages Age range: YA (13 +) Publication date: 1st June 2017 (Note for parents/ teachers: Themes of grief, depression and domestic violence.) Summary (from Goodreads): It’s hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone. It’s been sixty-five painful days…

Book Review: A Skinful of Shadows (sampler)

A Skinful of Shadows Written by Francis Hardinge 416 pages Published by Macmillian Age range: YA, 12 + Summary: (from Goodreads) Frances Hardinge weaves another darkly extraordinary tale in A Skinful of Shadows, her follow up to the Costa Award-winning novel The Lie Tree ‘Hardinge is an unusual talent who deserves to be read by…

Book Review: In 27 Days

In 27 Days By Alison Gervais Published by Blink 352 pages Age range: YA, approximately 11 up. Notes for parents/ educators: Discusses suicide and depression.   Summary: (from Goodreads) Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn’t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that…

Book review: On the Spectrum

On the Spectrum Written by Jennifer Gold Published by Second Story Press Age range: 13 + Summary (from Goodreads): Growing up in the shadow of a famous mother, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, she decides to…

Book review: The Circus

The Circus By Olivia Levez 304 pages Published by Rock the Boat Age Range: YA, 13 and up For parents/ educators: Be aware this book contains homelessness and the risks a young girl alone on the street might face. Summary: (from Goodreads) Willow has everything: a rich daddy, a pony and a place at a…