The Superpower Project

Review: The Superpower Project by Paul Bristow

Superheroes are most definitely “in” right now. You just have to look at the schedule for Marvel films over the next few years, the forthcoming Justice League films starting with Batman v Superman, the succession of TV series from Gotham to Flash to Agent Carter… Yep, superheroes are popular. It’s not just films and TV (taking… Read More

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Review: The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge, is a quantum fairy-tale. Albie – short for Albert, named after Albert Einstein – is the son of two scientists: his Dad has a popular science TV show, and his Mum worked down a mine, safe from the interfering effects of cosmic rays, probing the universe… Read More

The Night Raid

Review: The Night Raid by Caroline Lawrence

The Night Raid is another of Caroline Lawrence’s retellings of stories from Virgil’s Aeneid for Barrington Stoke. After I reviewed Queen of the Silver Arrow a few days ago, Ms Lawrence was kind enough to send me a copy of The Night Raid for review. While Queen of the Silver Arrow is taken mostly from Book XI… Read More

Cat Burglar

Review: Cat Burglar by Tamsin Cooke

Cat Burglar by Tamsin Cooke is the story of Scarlet McCall, 13-year-old completely unremarkable schoolgirl by day, apprentice cat burglar by night. Her dad is in the business of stealing back stolen art and antiquities – and given that this involves balaclavas, night-vision goggles, and grappling hooks, Scarlet is only too happy to accompany her… Read More

Review: Railhead by Philip Reeve

Railhead by Philip Reeve is the story of Zen Starling, thief and railhead – someone who loves the great locomotives that ride the rails between the worlds. It’s the far future, and humanity has spread out amongst the stars. Interstellar space travel is too difficult due to the vast distances involved, but for centuries there… Read More

Review: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Pugs of the Frozen North is the third collaboration between writer Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, after Oliver and the Seawigs (reviewed on this blog) and Cakes in Space (one of my top books of 2014) and it’s the best yet – assuming you like pugs. I think pugs are great, with their comical… Read More