Reviews by Tag: london

Teen Review
Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

Dark Rise

By C.S. Pacat
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Mar 29, 2022

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat is the first novel in a young adult fantasy series of the same name. The world of ancient magic has been forgotten, but not by everyone. Set in London, Will Kempen is on the run from the man who killed his mother, but he is quickly rushed back into the world of magic to follow his destiny and fight among the Stewards. This novel was refreshingly unique. The characters were distinctive, the plot was full of twists, and the world-building was flawless.

Teen Review
Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper

By Tara Sim
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Oct 21, 2021

For centuries, time has been controlled by clock towers, but when a tower is broken, time upsets. When a tower is destroyed, time Stops. Clock mechanics are tasked with fixing broken towers, but Stopped cities are unable to be rescued. In Victorian England, Danny Hart, a 17-year-old prodigy mechanic with a traumatic past, fixes clock towers that are victims of mysterious bombings across England while trying to find a way to save his father from a Stopped town. But in the process, he meets someone that most people believe doesn’t even exist: a clock spirit, whose name is Colton.

Teen Review
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Meant to Be

By Lauren Morrill
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Jun 9, 2021

Lauren Morrill’s Meant to Be is a contemporary young adult romance. In this book, Julia, a stereotypical nerd, lives out her dream of going to London when her class takes a school trip. Instead of following her carefully planned itinerary, Julia is forced to pair up with Jason, whose main goal in life is to have fun and break all of the rules while doing so.

Staff Review

The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
4
Rated by Amanda C.
Sep 25, 2016

London has a problem - one involving ghosts, spectral and other apparitions of the not-so-alive variety and the only ones who are able to feel, hear or see a ghost's presence are children. That's where Lockwood & Co. come into play. They're a psychic detective agency run by teenagers that takes on ghostly cases in order to make London a better, safer place. No job is too big or too small for them. In this case, Lockwood & Co.

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