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Blood Fever (Young Bond)
Blood Fever (Young Bond)
by Charlie Higson
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 007 Heaven, 15 Jan. 2006
Bond is back and this time he’s in bigger trouble both in and out of school. Being a member of the Danger Society isn’t helping matters but running over the rooftops of Eton makes James’ boxed up life at school slightly more bearable. Lessons seem dull and his adventures of the previous half seem unreal until a fellow student’s family tragedy links mysteriously back to one of James’ nights on the tiles.
What have shadowy figures speaking a dead language got to do with a series of robberies from his friend’s homes? James finds himself caught up in a variety of strange circumstances which seem to stem from the ancient school itself. Only in Young Bond can a school trip to Sardinia turn into a full-fledged 007 mission. James finds his concentration jumping quickly from his studies to fix on conspiracy theories about a murder at sea, a missing girl and a double M insignia. He follows an ancient art trail which leads him into the heart of a secret Italian society - thought to exist only in history books. Can James uncover the truth, rescue the girl and escape with his life?
This is the eagerly awaited sequel to 'Silverfin', it’s a fantastic read full of far-fetched settings, charm, one-liners, amazing adventures and some sticky situations. The baddies are up to scratch and the action-packed writing kept me glued until the end. Young Bond has all the ingredients for a classic cult following.


The Supernaturalist
The Supernaturalist
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars super charged!, 3 Jan. 2006
This review is from: The Supernaturalist (Hardcover)
As an unwanted child, Fourteen-year old Cosmo Hill is determined to be free from the forbidding Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. The orphans are treated like lab rats and the average life expectancy at the institute is just fifteen years. Cosmo knows he must escape. But in the dark streets of Satellite City, in a time not too far from now, greater dangers await him in the outside world…
A ghost-like blue creature lands on Cosmo’s chest and starts to feed on his life force. In the nick of time a curious gang of kids turn up and rescue him. They are the Supernaturalists: dedicated to ridding the world of these life-sucking blue parasites. The gang adopt Cosmo and in this unlikely new ‘family’ he must learn fast; on each death-defying mission, using Bond-type technology, to help the Supernaturalists destroy the creatures. The missions lead Cosmo into a world of high-level corruption where the gang must avoid the authorities, especially the Lawyers and Paralegals, who act like present-day Police. Paralegals are a ‘three-way cross between lawyers, paratroopers and pit bulls’. The adults of the Supercity, however, should not underestimate the Supernaturalists, as they prove themselves a force to be reckoned with and certainly not a bunch of ‘naturists running around with no clothes on’.
This is fantastic, non-stop action for the older reader. Colfer’s use of technology – from texting to nitrous injection drag racing – enriches his futuristic tale. The soulless Satellite City, full of gangs and garbage, may paint a somewhat bleak future but this is mainly a story about extreme heroism and friendship. It is an excellent adventure from the bestselling author of the ‘Artemis Fowl’ series.


Blood Fever (Young Bond S.)
Blood Fever (Young Bond S.)
by Charlie Higson
Edition: Paperback

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Bond!, 3 Jan. 2006
Bond is back and this time he’s in bigger trouble both in and out of school. Being a member of the Danger Society isn’t helping matters but running over the rooftops of Eton makes James’ boxed up life at school slightly more bearable. Lessons seem dull and his adventures of the previous half seem unreal until a fellow student’s family tragedy links mysteriously back to one of James’ nights on the tiles.
What have shadowy figures speaking a dead language got to do with a series of robberies from his friend’s homes? James finds himself caught up in a variety of strange circumstances which seem to stem from the ancient school itself. Only in Young Bond can a school trip to Sardinia turn into a fully-fledged 007 mission. James finds his concentration jumping quickly from his studies to fix on conspiracy theories about murder at sea, a missing girl and a double M insignia. He follows an ancient art trail which leads him into the heart of a secret Italian society - thought to exist only in history books. Can James uncover the truth, rescue the girl and escape with his life?
This is the eagerly awaited sequel to 'Silverfin', it’s a fantastic read full of far-fetched settings, charm, one-liners, amazing adventures and some sticky situations. The baddies are up to scratch and the action-packed writing kept me glued until the end. Young Bond has all the ingredients for a classic cult following.


The Supernaturalist
The Supernaturalist
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop action for young teens!, 5 Oct. 2005
This review is from: The Supernaturalist (Paperback)
As an unwanted child, Fourteen-year old Cosmo Hill is determined to be free from the forbidding Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys. The orphans are treated like lab rats and the average life expectancy at the institute is just fifteen years. Cosmo knows he must escape. But in the dark streets of Satellite City, in a time not too far from now, greater dangers await him in the outside world...
A ghost-like blue creature lands on Cosmo's chest and starts to feed on his life force. In the nick of time a curious gang of kids turn up and rescue him. They are the Supernaturalists: dedicated to ridding the world of these life-sucking blue parasites. The gang adopt Cosmo and in this unlikely new 'family' he must learn fast; on each death-defying mission, using Bond-type technology, to help the Supernaturalists destroy the creatures. The missions lead Cosmo into a world of high-level corruption where the gang must avoid the authorities, especially the Lawyers and Paralegals, who act like present-day Police. Paralegals are a 'three-way cross between lawyers, paratroopers and pit bulls'. The adults of the Supercity, however, should not underestimate the Supernaturalists, as they prove themselves a force to be reckoned with and certainly not a bunch of 'naturists running around with no clothes on'.
This is fantastic, non-stop action for the older reader. Colfer's use of technology - from texting to nitrous injection drag racing - enriches his futuristic tale. The soulless Satellite City, full of gangs and garbage, may paint a somewhat bleak future but this is mainly a story about extreme heroism and friendship. It is an excellent adventure from the bestselling author of the 'Artemis Fowl' series.


Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
by Jill Mansell
Edition: Paperback

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chick-Lit at it's Best!, 7 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Perfect Timing (Paperback)
This was the first book I picked up in a last ditch attempt at a holiday read at the airport. It was probably the best thing I could have put my hand on. If you're looking for a great story with characters instantly recognisable with your own friends and situations that make you laugh out loud, get this! It's funny, light, compelling, captivating and the definition of a page-turner... holiday heaven.


The Legend of Spud Murphy (Young Puffin Story Books)
The Legend of Spud Murphy (Young Puffin Story Books)
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read for 5-8s!, 7 Aug. 2005
Will and his older brother Marty are reluctantly sent to the library to do something a bit more 'educational' with their summer holiday. But the library holds a much greater danger than just paper cuts. It is home to the legendry Mrs Murphy who uses a gas-powered, potato-shooting gun on children who cross her. The well known tales of poor 'Ugly Frank' and the Ninja Librarian make the Woodman boys dread even stepping inside the building.
Whilst the boys sit and pretend to read, an odd thing happens...they begin to take notice of the books surrounding them and find that the dreaded Spud Murphy isn't so dreadful after all.
This is great writing from the Author of the 'Artemis Fowl' trilogy. It is a fast-paced, easy story with a good mix of humour and action to suit younger readers. It can also be used as gentle persuasion for the reluctant reader to brave the horrors of the library. (Suitable for Ages 5-8)


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