The Book of Lies by James Maloney

HarperCollinsA wonderful story of magic, orphans, Kings and Queens, beasts, wars, Wizards, and more. This book has the lot! It is a fantasy that gets you hooked from the very beginning. You will question and guess your way through its pages, wondering what will happen next. The Kingdom is threatened by evil, but where is the evil coming from? If you like this book, then get excited because the follow-on books,  Master of the Books and The book from Baden Dark, are already available in the library!

8/10 RF

Now by Morris Gleitzman

Penguin BooksThis story is about Felix, a holocaust survivor, and his granddaughter, Zelda.  Zelda is new to town and is being bullied by three year 9 girls.  Zelda knows bullying can be much worse than what is happening to her as Felix was bullied by the Nazi army most of his childhood.  Zelda is named after her grandfathers friend who died during the war, she finds it hard to be as brave as the other Zelda was.This is the third book about Felix.  The other 2 are Once and Then.  It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the others as this story make sense without the background knowledge.

A good easy read…sad in places but also funny.

8.5/10 JJ