Amazing Islands – Sabrina Weiss

Stars: ***** There are some incredible islands around the world with a range of different landscapes. There are Extreme Earth terrains, Incredible Animals that inhabit them and also the Ocean Worlds that surrounds them. Over 100 places are included which will make you want to travel the world and see each place; I loved the…

Llama Glamarama – Simon James Green & Gary Parsons

Stars: ***** Llama Glamarama is all about Larry, a llama who’s keeping a secret…he loves to dance! Feeling upset at being so different from his friends, he sees an advert for the Glamarama and knows he HAS to attend! He dances and has more fun than he has in ages! But will everyone be accepting…

Dear Martin – Nic Stone

Stars: ***** Justyce goes to Bras Prep, where he is top of his class and looking to go to Yale at the end of his senior year. He is on the debate team, is (usually) with the hottest girl in school as well as having his best friend Manny at the school with him. One…

The Grace Year – Kim Liggett

Stars: ***** In the year they turn sixteen, the girls of Garner County are sent on their ‘Grace Year’ away from the isolated village they live in. During this time they are expected to burn through their ‘magic’, something that each woman possesses and, unless they rid themselves of it, will use against men. Before…

Empathy Day – Rebecca Westcott

Empathy is a vital human force. One that creates happier children, stronger communities and a better world. It’s come into sharp focus during the pandemic and right now, we’ve never needed it more. Empathy is being able to imagine and share someone else’s feelings. The good news is that it’s a skill you can learn, and…

All The Things We Never Said – Yasmin Rahman

Stars: **** Meereen has been suffering with anxiety and depression for a long time, and it’s now beginning to take over her life. Her head is full of what she calls her ‘chaos’: voices which argue with her and make her see herself – and her life – in a negative way. She joins a…

Wonderscape – Jennifer Bell

Stars: **** An exciting book full of adventure, this is a perfect mesh of time travel and gaming! It’s a fast-paced science-fiction story which is interesting for even those who might not usually gravitate to this genre. Arthur, Ren and Cecily travel 300 years in the future and are stuck inside a virtual reality. There’s…

The Catch – T. M. Logan

Stars: ***** Ed and Claire are finally meeting their daughter’s boyfriend. Abbie is excited for them to meet Ryan – he is the perfect man. He’s successful, good-looking and seems like he’s too good to be true. Within minutes of meeting Ryan, Ed gets a feeling that this might actually be the case – something…

The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary

Stars: ***** Tiffy has recently been heartbroken when her relationship with Justin has ended. It also leaves her with a bit of a problem – she needs to find somewhere to live in London that’s within her budget. Against the protests of her friends, she discovers the perfect solution…a flat share with a twist. She’ll…

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Stars: **** The tale of Kady and Ezra is told through the eyes of Illuminae – a company contracted to collate all the information possible about a serious space incident. It’s the year 2575. Their world has been attacked by Beitech Industries, who then begin to chase the three spaceships who have rescued the refugees…