Michael Adams Scholastic Australia ISBN 9781743628010 RRP $7.99 Age 10+ Date of publication September 2016 Reviewer Megan Stuart After reading the gripping prologue it is not hard to get into Michael Adams new book Skyfire. The story revolves around seven young DARE award winners (all from quite different families and countries) who get caught up in dangerous events. The great thing is that this is the first of seven books all published during the next year. Highly recommended.
Holly Goldberg Sloan Scholastic Australia ISBN: 9781760152888 Published: April 2015 RRP: $16.99 Reviewed by Debbie Berger Emily comes from a loving family. Sam and his younger brother Riddle definitely do not. Destiny has them meet each other but eventually a series of terrible events tear them apart. Will destiny bring them back together? Emily Bell is singing in her local church choir when by a twist of fate she crosses paths with Sam. Sam lives with his younger brother and […]
Ally Carter Scholastic Australia ISBN: 9781743628942 RRP: $19.99 Publication Date: February 2015 Reviewed by Brianna All Fall Down is the first book in the New Embassy Row Series by a bestselling New-York Times author, Ally Carter. It has a cleverly developed plot about Grace Blakely, a 16 year old girl whose mother was brutally murdered. Grace also happens to be the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world in a fictional country called Adria. Grace goes […]
Tommy Wallach Simon and Schuster Australia ISBN 9781481418775 Published: April 2015 RRP: $17.99 Reviewed by Sophie We All Looked Up is a great book that teenagers will easily be able to relate to. The novel takes you on a journey with Eliza, Andy, Peter and Anita. These four very different teens have their own stories and lives, with not much to do with each other. However, in the face of Ardor, the meteor that is speeding towards Earth, these four […]
Louis Nowra Allen and Unwin ISBN 9781743314821 Published: April 2015 RRP: $16.99 Reviewer: Debbie Berger Set in war time Afghanistan in Taliban territory, this book tells the story of Australian soldier, Corporal Mark Hollis and an army sniffer dog, Prince. They are involved in a bomb raid that goes wrong that sees Mark’s best friend, and Prince’s handler, killed in a suspenseful start to the story. The book then takes us on their journey to find safety, all the way […]
Chris Van Etten Scholastic Inc ISBN: 9780545415873 RRP: $14.99 Date of publication: September, 2014 Key words: Young adult, Suspense, Horror Reviewer: Debbie Berger Best friends Cole and Gavin use Wikipedia to play a practical joke on Josh. Josh just happens to have stolen Cole’s girlfriend Winnie so he is the perfect target for this joke. The Wikipedia page that Josh uses for his assignment has lots of facts that have been ‘edited’, which Cole and Gavin have changed all in […]