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Blood Ties, Garth Nix

Things finally get real for the team when Meilin's home is under attack by the Conquerors. Her behaviour is consistent with her past behaviour and she¬†sneaks off to o on her own mission; to save her home and father. She's stubborn and thick-headed, though I understand her need to help her home, her plan is… Continue reading Blood Ties, Garth Nix

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Hunted, Maggie Stiefvater

In this second instalment in the Spirit Animals series the team continue on their dangerous journey. We learn a startling truth; the spirit animal bond doesn't have to come naturally but can be forced. This shocking revelation completely changes the world, enlarging the Devourer's armies and destroying the sacred bond between human and spirit animal.… Continue reading Hunted, Maggie Stiefvater

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The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

The final book in His Dark Material trilogy sees the adventure come to a close. Mrs. Coulter has kidnapped Lyra, using a sleeping draft to keep her under control. While asleep Lyra dreams of Roger in a land of ghosts and grey mist. Meanwhile, Will argues with the two angels with him about what they should do; they want Will to come with them while he's desperate to find Lyra. Finally, they agree to search for Lyra. On their way to find Lyra the trio is attacked by a powerful angel, Metatron, the Lord of Angels, and they narrowly escape.

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The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife sees Lyra venture into another world ravaged¬†by spectres that prey on adults, leaving the world's children unsupervised. There she meets a boy named Will, a boy who also found his way to this other world. I loved the introduction of Will as he's from our world and had a relatable take on… Continue reading The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman

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The Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S. Lewis

I loved this series as a child, rereading these a number of times. I liked the first book, The Magician's Nephew, the most. This is where they go to different worlds, first introduce the White Witch and see the world of Narnia created. This is old style magic with witches, spells and rules which I… Continue reading The Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S. Lewis

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Wild Born, Brandon Mull

Four children, Abeke, Meilin, Conor and Rollan, undergo a sacred ceremony and are forever bonded to four spirit animals; a leopard, panda, wolf and falcon. Though they are all thousands of miles apart they will be brought together by their quest to stop the evil Devourer. Each of the children has summoned a powerful beast… Continue reading Wild Born, Brandon Mull