Skullduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy

January 24, 2010


I have had this book recommended to me so many times in the past few years that I was finally forced to bow to peer pressure and give it a read. It has been showered with awards, spawned two sequels and also a film adaptation is in the pipeline, so it has to be good. […]

Massive – Julia Bell

November 15, 2009


This emotional and brilliantly well written book by Julia Bell provides an alternative take on a topic very important to our society: eating disorders. This book addresses the issues teenagers have today with their weights. Obesity has hit the news hard, with celebrities like Jamie Oliver getting involved, and we have become a nation ruled […]

Dear Readers

August 27, 2009


Hello, I’m Eilidh, the recently elusive creator of The Book Blog. This post is an apology, an apology for forgetting about what was and still is a great project. I have no real excuse, to be perfectly honest with you all. School has been more challenging certainly, but I have still found time to get […]

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The Escape – Robert Muchamore

February 27, 2009


The Escape is the first book in the Henderson’s Boys series, a spin-off of Muchamore’s fantastic spy series CHERUB, exploring the origins of CHERUB during the Second World War. Two more books, Eagle Day and Secret Army have been confirmed over the next two years. Charles Henderson, a British spy, returns to his house during […]

Necropolis – Anthony Horowitz

February 27, 2009


Necropolis is the fourth and penultimate book in prolific teenage fiction author Anthony Horowitz’s Power of Five series. The series tells of five magical children known as “The Five” who have to gather together in order to defeat evil itself, the “Old Ones”. Necropolis is Horowitz’s first book containing a full-fledged female protagonist. Scarlett Adams […]

The Mighty Book Of Boosh – Julian Barratt & Noel Fielding

February 27, 2009


The Mighty Book Of Boosh is the latest project by the team behind the surreal comedy show. The Mighty Boosh has earned itself a cult following after a radio series, three TV series and two sell-out UK tours featuring their menagerie of engaging and often outrageous characters including the polo-eyed Hitcher and Bob Fossil, the […]

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Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

February 27, 2009


The fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s spellbinding supernatural love saga shows Bella Swan’s struggle to continue life with her vampire partner Edward Cullen and put up with the constant advances of her werewolf best friend Jacob Black. The story starts, as with the rest of the series, from Bella’s point of view and deals with […]