Young Adult

Reviews of books in this genre:

How To Be a Pirate by

I’d had an audiobook of the first in this series, and so followed it up with this, the second title. The movies that are based on this series, arguably, are better known. They are also very different to the books.¬†These are aimed at kids, they feature characters with the same names, but that is about – Read the rest of this review

The Ruby in the Smoke by

I got this on a two-for-one deal via Audible. I thought it was a recent Pullman release, but it was originally published in 1985. It’s the first part in a quartet of Sally Lockhart novels. There’s plenty of mystery and intrigue as you follow the protagonist — the aforementioned Sally Lockhart — but everything just – Read the rest of this review

Clariel by

This is a prequel to the books of the Old Kingdom series (also known as the Abhorsen Chronicles) of which I am a fan. The events take place some six hundred years prior to the first book of the series. It follows the titular character as she arrives in the capital, Belisaere. Her mother is an РRead the rest of this review

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by

This is the second in the series, and I have previously read Gregor the Overlander (although I don’t appear to have reviewed it). Despite vowing not to return, the kidnapping of his baby sister forces Gregor to venture into the hidden realm in the depths of the Earth once more. There he finds the reason – Read the rest of this review