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Dark Lord: The Teenage Years: Book 1
Dark Lord: The Teenage Years: Book 1
by Jamie Thomson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Voldemort's little cousin comes to stay, 30 Oct. 2011
What a brilliant idea for a story! A dark lord, probably a cousin of somebody evil and twisted like Voldemort or Sauron, is defeated in battle. His punishment by the White Wizard is to be exiled to our world in the body of a twelve-year-old kid! Oh, the humanity - too much humanity for our Dirk Lloyd (imagine saying "dark lord" in a Brummie accent and you'll get it). He is packed off to school, where he soon acquires a bunch of human friends among the misfits like sweet-natured underachiever Chris and defiant goth girl Sooz. Every page is filled to overflowing with laugh-out-loud moments, as the junior evil genius and his pals - sorry, lickspittles - try to gather the items needed to return Dirk to his own universe to get revenge on the forces of Good.


What I Was
What I Was
by Meg Rosoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and magical, 28 Sept. 2011
This review is from: What I Was (Paperback)
As a grown-up I love this book, but I imagine that it will also capture the heart of much younger readers. An outcast, misfit schoolboy makes a mysterious friend who lives alone in a strange hut on a deserted shore and ekes out a living from the sea. The bareness of their lives is romantically appealing, like a fantasy of playing in a den, but there's also a deeper friendship. An enchanting read.


Unwind
Unwind
by Neal Shusterman
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted, 28 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Unwind (Paperback)
A creepy idea that delivers on the horrors that tremble through it. This is a stark journey and not for the faint hearted - however it is also as inventive as it is tough. If you liked The Hunger Games this is similar in terms of unflinching choices. You will be in fear for the main characters because this author pulls no punches.


Angels
Angels
by Marian Keyes
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised - now a firm fan, 28 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Angels (Paperback)
I picked this up expecting it to be chick-lit but instead found an intelligent, three-dimensional story of romantic loss and redemption. The narrator's voice has a wonderful, warm Irish flavour and the book abounds with heart. I will definitely be looking for more Marian Keyes.


The Brief History of the Dead
The Brief History of the Dead
by Kevin Brockmeier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting idea, 28 Sept. 2011
This is one of those books I give to friends as presents. Not just one haunting idea but two - a girl struggling through the Arctic, last survivor of a plague on Earth, and an unearthly limbo city where the dead go until everyone on the planet has forgotten them. It asks profound questions about how we keep people alive in our memories, and this is enacted and dramatised beautifully with the device of the girl's memories which keep the people in the limbo city alive. Stunning. If you like fiction that leaves your soul stirred you'll love this.
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Poor Things
Poor Things
by Alasdair Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, cheeky and poignant, 28 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Poor Things (Paperback)
This is a kooky story, told with warmth and charm. Gray's imagination is never less than fecund and highly flavoured, his characters are so real you can smell them. Another reviewer mentioned that there's a distinct flavour of Scot, but it doesn't get in the way of the text so don't let it put you off. He reminds me of Anthony Burgess in terms of his sense of fun, confidence and style, and the way he will make a story into something original and lovely of his own. Enjoy the ride.


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