Day Eleven Review: Pantomime


Title: Pantomime
Author: Laura Lam

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Micah Grey, a runaway, joins the greatest circus in Ellada – the perfect place to hide. Micah has secrets, secrets no one can ever know or else they’d know that really… he should be in the freak show. Or so he thinks. But the people, the life he left behind when he was Gene – a nobleman’s daughter –  won’t give up so easily, and his secret might have further repercussions than he could ever know.


Day Ten Review: Insignia

Insignia - Insignia Trilogy No. 1

Title: Insignia
Author: S. J. Kincaid
Series: Insignia Trilogy (Book One)

Who’s it for? Teens.

What’s it about? Tom Raines is a gifted gamer, but thanks to an unsettled upbringing has had a sporadic education that’s left him with little prospects. That is till it turns out the US army has taken a great interest in his gaming skills and recruit him to be a virtual reality combatant to help fight World War Three.
Now Tom has real prospects ahead of him but it’s never really that simple.


Day Nine Review: Flying Blind

Flying Blind - The Dragon Diaries 1

Title: Flying Blind
Author: Deborah Cooke
Series: The Dragon Diaries

Who’s it for? Teens, mid to younger end of the group

What’s it about? Zoe Sorensson is a teenager destined for greatness! She’s a Wyvern – the only female dragon shapeshifter in the Pyr – and capable of great things. Or so she’s been told. The reality is she’s yet to master changing her form and ends up attending the Pyr boot camp. But the Pyr are in danger from an old enemy and Zoe realises she has to master her powers or lose everything.


Day Eight Review: The Duff

The Duff (eBook)

Title: The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
Author: Kody Keplinger

Who’s it for? Teens – older teens as there is both continuous swearing and sex (alright, the sex isn’t full on but it’s there and some people prefer warning on that kind of thing).

What’s it about? When out with her friends at a teen bar, Bianca is appalled to be labelled the DUFF (designated ugly fat friend) out of her group of friends by Wesley Rush – high school jock and a moron she’d never hang out with. But when circumstances in her life begin to change she finds herself drawn to him as first impressions don’t always equal the person within.

Day Seven Review: Fractured


Title: Fractured
Author: Teri Terry
Sequel to: Slated (find my review here)

What’s it about? Picking up right where ‘Slated’ left off, ‘Fractured’ follows Kyla as she searches for Ben whilst being caught between the Lorders and the fight for freedom, forced to make choices that could have devastating consequences.

And all the while dark secrets from before she was Slated threaten to rear their ugly heads – but Slateds’ shouldn’t remember their past…

Day Six Review: Katya’s World

Katya's World

Title: Katya’s World
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Series: The Russalka Chronicles

Who’s it for? Teens

What’s it about? Katya Kuriakova – resident of the colony world Russalka, a colony housed beneath the ocean and struggling to recoup following the war with Earth – is about to start her first day as navigator aboard her Uncle’s ship. But when a Federal Maritime Officer commandeers the ship to transport a prisoner, Katya ends up encountering pirates, war criminals and discovers an abomination hiding in Russalka’s crushing depths that could kill them all…


Day Four Review: Ketchup Clouds

Ketchup Clouds

Title: Ketchup Clouds
Author: Annabel Pitcher

Who’s it for? Teens, perhaps a bit too old for the younger end of that category though

What’s it about? A girl who’s hiding a terrible secret, one she can confide with no one, save Stuart Harris – a man on Death Row. She calls herself Zoe, but that’s not her real name, and she says she lives on Fiction Road … and like him, she’s committed a terrible, terrible crime.

But unlike him, she got away with hers.


Day Three Review: The Night Sky in My Head

The Night Sky in My Head

Title: The Night Sky in My Head
Author: Sarah Hammond

Who’s it for? The younger end of the teen market

What’s it about? Mikey Baxter suffered a serious head injury when he was younger – as the blurb says ‘the world sees him as damaged’ – but it’s left him with the ability to see the “Backwards”. The Backwards and it’s shadows haunt him, but there’s truth hidden that he has to uncover…


Day Two Review: Slated

Title: Slated
Author: Teri Terry
Who’s it for? Teens
What’s it about? A 16 year old girl called Kyla, who doesn’t remember a thing.  No this isn’t a book about amnesia, Kyla is one of the slated. A criminal who has had her mind erased in order to give her a fresh start in life. All the slated wear a Levo – a device that tracks the wearer’s emotional state – meaning any slated whose Levo reading drops too low can be knocked out or, in extreme cases, killed.
So far so unsettling.
But Kyla’s different. Kyla’s remembering, remembering things she shouldn’t. And that’s really where things start to go wrong…