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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: Book Review

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is

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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan: A Review

The second book in the the latest series from Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan. The god Apollo, stuck in the body of a teenage boy, must undergo the second of his trials to regain his immortality. (Goodreads)   My Review My Rating: 4/5   As The Burning Maze just came out recently, I thought I should

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The Sorceress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #3) by Michael Scott: Book Review

Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the

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Top 5 YA General Fiction Books (I Need to Read)

5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from

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The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #2) by Michael Scott: Book Review

After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenelle is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Niccolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s after them,

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The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott: Book Review

Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret

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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 4.5 This is a wonderful start to a new series in the Percy Jackson world that Riordan created. Apollo is now a human teenager and has to undergo ‘trials’ in order to become a God again with the forgiveness from his father, Zeus. The writing in this series is much like

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The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie – I was a little disappointed. The whole series was great and was building up to a grand finale but I don’t feel like that’s what we got – we got about 150 pages of uncomplicated action and it ended. I would say that this is

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The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4 ) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 This is definitely my second favourite out of this series. I love how the heroes are separated and how they meet up at the end. Exploring Tartarus with Annabeth and Percy was fantastic! The imagination that went into their stories is incredible – I’m jealous of Riordan’s mind! A fantastic novel

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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan

My Review My Rating: 4/5 I really loved this book. It was great to finally see the seven demigods together and working as a team. I think that Riordan did a fantastic job of splitting them up into separate groups for the adventures throughout the novel. We follow Percy, Annabeth, Jason, Piper, Hazel, Frank, Leo,

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Heroes of Olympus #2 – The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 4.5/5 This was a welcome return for Percy Jackson (I missed the sarcastic hero!) as he’s introduced to a new Half-Blood Camp that isn’t familiar to him at all – it’s for demigods of the Roman Gods. This books is funny, intense, and introduces two new characters, Frank and Hazel, which adds

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan: A Review

My Review Rating: 5/5 I have had this series of books lying on my shelves since they came out but I never got round to reading them. I’m so glad I did. This first book in the series follows a new hero character, Jason, who is the son of Jupiter. Riordan’s genius idea of introducing

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Tiny Instruments by Mitchell Bogatz: A Review

‘Tiny Instruments’ is the heart-wrenching story of Timothy Cottard, a genetically enhanced being based on the DNA of great scientist – a being that wants nothing more than to be human.” My Review Rating: 4/5 I thought the writing was beautiful but the story and characters even more so. This is a Christmas re-read if I

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