Category: Book Reviews

Apr 09

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Batman: The Killing Joke Author: Alan Moore Illustrator: Brian Bolland Genre: Graphic Novel Release Date: March 1988 Synopsis (from Amazon): Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore’s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy …

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Mar 19

The Belch Park Field Trip (Chrome Junction Academy, #3) by Andrew Mackay, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Barry and the Chronicles Author: Alun Davies Illustrator: Kveather Genre: Adventure, Satire Release Date: March 12, 2018 Synopsis (from Amazon): IT’S A JUNGLE IN THERE! Henry Williams has never been a leader. Or stood up to the bullies. Or kissed the girl of his dreams. In fact, he’s never stood out from the …

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Mar 12

Barry and the Chronicles by Alun Davies, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Barry and the Chronicles Author: Alun Davies Genre: Fantasy, Fable Release Date: January 29, 2018 Synopsis (from the Publisher): Barry encounters an evil force of Witches intent on capturing the minds of young children with a view to making themselves more and more powerful. Barry finds other Spiders along the way to help …

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Mar 05

SpeedRunner (Tower of Babel, #1) by Adam Elliott, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: SpeedRunner (Tower of Babel, #1) Author: Adam Elliott Genre: LitRPG, Cyberpunk Release Date: June 30, 2017 Synopsis (from Amazon): Launch day. That was what they called it. The day when over four million people vanished in an instant from the island of Manhattan. The day earthquakes ravaged the east coast. The day a …

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Feb 26

Sidekick (The Red Raptor Files, #1) by Christopher J. Valin, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Sidekick (The Red Raptor Files, #1) Author: Christopher J. Valin Genre: Urban Fantasy, Superhero Release Date: January 26, 2016 Synopsis (from Amazon): THE CITY’S GREATEST HERO HAS DISAPPEARED and it’s up to his teenage sidekick to find him. But Red Raptor isn’t prepared for the challenges he must face when he has to …

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Feb 19

Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland (Steampunk Fairy Tales) by Melanie Karsak, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland (Steampunk Fairy Tales) Author: Melanie Karsak Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk Release Date: January 11, 2018 Synopsis (from Amazon): To save the Hatter, Alice must bargain with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him. Alice thought she’d turned over a new leaf. …

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Feb 12

Fireborn (Fireborn Trilogy, #1) by LJ Clarkson, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Fireborn (Fireborn Trilogy, #1) Author: LJ Clarkson Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: August 18, 2017 Synopsis (from Amazon): Paranormal buff Andy’s dreams come true when he becomes the newest member of the Guild of Shadows: an organization tasked with protecting the Earth from supernatural threats. In the dusty shelves of the Guild, he …

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Jan 29

Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1) by Kate Milford, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Greenglass House (Greenglass House, #1) Author: Kate Milford Genre: Mystery Release Date: August 26, 2014 Synopsis (from Amazon): It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of …

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Jan 22

The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #1) by Jonathan Stroud, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, #1) Author: Jonathan Stroud Genre: Fantasy, Alt History Release Date: September 2003 Synopsis (from Amazon): Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel …

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Dec 18

Magic Marks The Spot (Very Nearly Honorable League Of Pirates, #1) by Caroline Carlson, Books for Boys Review

Introduction Title: Magic Marks the Spot (Very  Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, #1) Author: Caroline Carlson Genre: Fantasy, Adventure Release Date: September 10, 2013 Synopsis (from Amazon): Pirates! Magic! Treasure! A gargoyle? Caroline Carlson’s hilarious tween novel The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket’s Series …

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