The Fallen Children Book Review

The Fallen Children Book Cover The Fallen Children
David Owen
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Thriller
Atom
May 4th 2017
Paperback
352

Young people on the Midwich Estate don't have much hope for their futures. Keisha has lived there her whole life, and has been working hard to escape it; others have just accepted their lot. But change is coming... One night everyone inside Midwich Tower falls mysteriously unconscious in one inexplicable 'Nightout'. No one can explain what happened during those lost hours, but soon afterwards Keisha and three other girls find they're pregnant - and the babies are growing at an alarming rate. As the news spreads around the tower its residents turn against them and the situation spirals toward violence. Keisha's life unravels as she realises that the pregnancy may not have just ruined her hopes for the future: she might be mother to the end of the world. The Fallen Children is a story of violation, of judgment and of young people who must fight to defy what is expected of them.

Benice Book Review

Benice Book Cover Benice
Metin Karayaka
Middle Grade, Fiction, Childrens
Yunka Publishing
December 2nd 2018
Kindle Edition

"A Treasure Island for the modern era. The writing style is reminiscent of the prose in The Alchemist, featuring turns of phrase that offer nuggets of wisdom." — Kirkus Reviews, (starred review) A middle-grade bedtime storybook written and illustrated in the tradition of classics. While adventures teach boys and girls the importance of family and friendship in their lives, adults will love the good lessons about not making the wrong decisions when life offers challenges. Starring sharks, pirates, parrots, parents, lobster-popsters, Seabubbles, Giant Yang Yang, Little Fan Fan, aunties, sisters, brothers and friends, Benice will take you on a journey that's as heartwarming as it is hair-raising. Thrill to a swashbuckling adventure, wonder at the hidden truth, and cherish the kind of friends that will stay with you for life. Perfect for young readers starting to learn life's most important lessons, Benice is a classic adventure suitable for all the family - the sort of story that will inspire nights reading under the covers and days sailing the high seas of imagination.

I received a copy of Benice on Netgalley for an honest review.

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To Kill a Kingdom Book Review

To Kill a Kingdom Book Cover To Kill a Kingdom
Alexandra Christo
Fantasy, Young Adult, Retellings, Romance
Feiwel & Friends
March 6th 2018
Paperback
358

I have a heart for every year I've been alive. There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle just to check they're still there. Buried deep and bloody. Princess Lira is siren royalty and revered across the sea until she is cursed into humanity by the ruthless Sea Queen. Now Lira must deliver the heart of the infamous siren killer or remain a human forever. Prince Elian is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world and captain to a deadly crew of siren hunters. When he rescues a drowning woman from the ocean, she promises to help him destroy sirenkind for good. But he has no way of knowing whether he can trust her …

Editing Emma Book Review

Editing Emma Book Cover Editing Emma
Emma Nash Series
Chloe Seager
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Harper Collins
August 10th 2017
Paperback
330

When sixteen-year-old Emma Nash is ‘ghosted’ by the love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal teenage girl would do… Emma spends the summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of chewit wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he actually acknowledged her existence… But seeing Leon suddenly ‘In a relationship’ on Facebook with the perfect Anna, spurs Emma into action and she embarks on a mission to make positive changes to her life (or ‘edits,’ if you will) and vows to use the internet for more than obsessively stalking Leon’s activities! Instead, she will use it for good and noble causes like finding someone who will actually be nice to her, and recording her findings for the rest of the world to see (i.e. BFF Steph and her mum) on her new Editing Emma blog. But Emma soon discovers her ‘habit’ is harder to break than she first thought – turns out she’s not the only one ‘editing’ herself online (thank you Tinder for finding her mum’s profile, age 35, really?) and that life through an Instagram filter isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. But it could be worse, she could have outed her best friend, accidentally chatted up a 12 year old boy and revealed to the world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl’s time or virginity… oh no wait, that’s exactly what happened…