- The House Of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer: I’m not sure why I didn’t reach the end of this book; I actually really enjoyed what I did read of it. Maybe I will reread it soon…
- The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell: I am ashamed to say that although I read all nine of the other Edge Chronicles books, I fell at the last hurdle with this one. Perhaps it was because of its intimidating size? In order to finish The Immortals you need to be pretty committed to it, because the intricate plot is easy to forget if you aren’t constantly reading it.
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare: tbh it took a lot of effort to make it through the first book in this series. They really weren’t for me and I didn’t care about any of the characters. I thought the style of writing was long-winded and difficult to read. However, I actually went to see the author, along with Holly Black, at a book festival and she seemed really funny and warm- how did she manage to write such a cold book?
- Raging Star by Moira Young: I have literally been reading this for years now… I loved the first book in the series and thought the second one was good too, but sadly the third one just wasn’t as good as its predecessors.
- Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick: I’ve done a separate review of this before, but I still thought it was worth mentioning because of how much I hated it! Perhaps the fact that it is book two in a trilogy should have been my first clue… The first one, Ashes, was actually really really good so I would recommend it. However, the sequel tried to be much too complicated and in doing so lost all the momentum of Ashes.