The Race for the Red Dragon: Children of the Dragon 2

by Rebecca Lim reviewed by Sarah Custance ‘The Race for the Red Dragon’ is the second novel in the ‘Children of the Dragon’ series by Rebecca Lim, the first being ‘The Relic of the Blue Dragon’. Rebecca Lim is the award-winning author of ‘The Astrologer’s Daughter’, ‘Afterlight’, and ‘Mercy’ all written for the YA age … Continue reading The Race for the Red Dragon: Children of the Dragon 2

Nevertell

by Katharine Orton This debut novel is an interesting and unusual combination of historical novel and fantasy for readers of 8 to 12. Nevertell is set in Siberia in a prison camp during Stalin’s rule of Russia. 12-year-old Lina knows no other world than the labour camp where she was born. She endures hunger, cruelty … Continue reading Nevertell

The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay reviewed by Mia Macrossan Hilary McKay is a popular writer in the UK who has won  the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. She is one of … Continue reading The Time of Green Magic

The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two)

by Celine Kiernan reviewed by Sarah Custance Celine Kiernan is an Irish author famous for her work The Moorehawke Trilogy.  The Wild Magic Trilogy is her  first time writing for a middle-grade audience. A quote on the cover describes Kiernan as Ireland’s answer to J.K. Rowling but I consider that Kiernan’s Irish heritage plays more … Continue reading The Little Grey Girl (The Wild Magic Trilogy, Book Two)

The Troll Heart #2 The Witching Hours

by Jack Henseleit illustrated by Ryan Andrews reviewed by Sandy Driessens WARNING: DO NOT look for fairies. You will not find them. And if you do. YOU WILL REGRET IT. In this, the second book of The Witching Hours series, this warning still applies. Our young adventurers, Anna (10 years) and Max (8 years) arrive … Continue reading The Troll Heart #2 The Witching Hours

Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds #1 The Jane Doe Chronicles

by Jeremy Lachlan reviewed by Mia Macrossan This debut novel just won the  Australian Book Industry Book of the Year for Older Readers 13+ . I think that a good reader of  10+ would cope and really enjoy this rollicking fantasy adventure. Jane Doe is called Jane Doe because no-one knows who she is or … Continue reading Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds #1 The Jane Doe Chronicles

The Rogues #1 Accidental Heroes

Written by Lian Tanner Reviewed by Danielle Freeland Lian Tanner has delivered an action-packed fantasy adventure story with plenty of suspense, you will be turning the pages and wanting more. The Accidental Heroes is the first book in The Rogues series which is set in the same world as Tanner’s The Keepers series. Duckling is … Continue reading The Rogues #1 Accidental Heroes