Book Reviews / Age 13+

18th June 2023

The Crossing

27th September 2023

The Den

Another well-observed and spare novella about masculinity and male friendships from Keith Gray

3rd February 2024

The Djinn’s Apple

A fascinating historical murder mystery set in Baghdad which transports us to the medieval Islamic world.

13th November 2023

The Earthshot Prize: A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers

A book for those who are dreaming of a better world and thinking of ways to make it happen.

13th December 2023

The Heartstopper Yearbook

The characters and setting of Nick and Charlie’s story, their likes, dislikes, first moments as a couple, where they live and go to school.

8th January 2024

The House of Shells

An exciting narrative, that weaves and turns, immortalising in its beautifully woven tale, the myth of the 'Abiku'; the spirit child that plagues cursed families.

18th July 2023

The Night In Question: An Agathas Mystery

This young adult, mystery thriller is a true guilty pleasure, perfect for lovers of this genre, but also perfectly poised to draw in readers who may not yet have discovered the joy of mystery thriller

21st September 2023

The Song That Sings Us

An epic and urgent work of eco-fiction set in an alternate world in which humans and animals must work together to protect nature.

29th May 2023

The Wolf-Girl, the Greeks and the Gods: A Tale of the Persian Wars

The Wolf-Girl, the Greeks and the Gods combines history and mythology to explore the legendary tales of the Persian Wars.

16th July 2023

Tremendous Things

A beautiful book filled with beautifully drawn characters who will remain in your memories for a long time.

15th November 2023


Unspoken is so many things at once: a poem, a picture book, a history of slavery, a manifesto and, perhaps above all, a series of questions.

20th November 2023

You Think You Know Me

In this debut YA novel, Ayaan Mohamud provokes the reader to consider the power of voice and choice.