Killer T

AGE RATING: 15+

TEEN RATING: 3.8/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: Killer T starts off brilliantly, with a stunning story, perfectly set up to escalate into an insane plot. However, for whatever reason, Muchamore decided to write Killer T in a slightly ‘disjointed’ manner. Bounding forward in time, on occasion, meaning we lose track of what’s going on in the book and the book’s flow. Rather than being about it’s characters’ journey, Killer T is more about the concept of Gene editing. Great idea, however in my opinion, lacking slightly in it’s implementation. Continue reading Killer T

Eldest

AGE RATING: 13+

TEEN RATING: 4/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: I personally really enjoyed Eldest, however like many books from the Fantasy Genre, many people would often find certain parts extremely long and so, difficult to ‘bother’ continue reading. However if you do manage to ‘stick-it-out’ until the end, it’s certainly an incredibly rewarding read. The apparent slowness throughout the book only serves in my opinion to increase the importance of the rest of the book and the tension throughout, making it a strength rather than a weakness in my opinion. Definitely one of my favourite series of all time! Continue reading Eldest

Eragon

AGE RATING: 13+

TEEN RATING: 5/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: A simply astounding piece of work from Paolini, the sheer dept of his world putting the majority of the fantasy genre to shame. Eragon had me totally and absolutely glued to the pages, from the very beginning… Continue reading Eragon

Orangeboy

AGE CATEGORY:  15+

TEEN RATING:  3.4/5 

TEEN OVERVIEW: I was really looking forward to Orangeboy because of all the awards and prizes to it’s name but, unfortunately the book just didn’t do it for me. The character development was insane but the book was at times slightly slow and maybe a tad unrealistic for a start. As well as this it was quite depressing at times and hard to read… Continue reading Orangeboy

Mortal Engines

AGE CATEGORY: 12+

TEEN RATING: 3.9/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: If I’m being totally honest, the insanely awesome cover art and the fact that Mortal Engines is to become a film, were what originally drew me to pick the book up off the shelf! The story overall lacked credibility in my opinion, whole cities dug up and put on wheels, really?
…However despite some amazing plot twists and character developments the book remained mediocre but, unfortunately not great… Continue reading Mortal Engines

Roar

CONTENT: 14+

TEEN RATING: 2/5

TEEN OVERVIEW: The intent and original groundwork of the story were spot on but, the ability to capitalise on this and keep the story on this route was something to be desired for…  Continue reading Roar