Title: Every Breath
Author: Ellie Marney
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
About the book
James Mycroft is an eccentric genius with a passion for forensics. Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country. When Mycroft needs help investigating a murder, Rachel finds herself drawn closer to him and unable to resist him.
What I thought
This fast-paced, action packed book was impossible to put down. I really liked the character of Mycroft, as he reminds me of Sherlock Holmes (who is referenced throughout the book), and is a very intriguing character. The story was full of twists and turns, and kept me interested the whole way through.
I would recommend this book for ages 14+ as it contains strong themes and violence. Every Breath is the first book in a trilogy, and I am looking forward to reading book #2, Every Word, and book #3, Every Move.
Buy Every Breath at Booktopia.
NB: Author Ellie Marney will release a new book set in the ‘Every’ world on 14 August, 2017. Called ‘No Limits’, it’s definitely aimed at older teens. You can find out more about it here.
Title: Super Con-nerd
Author: Oliver Phommavanh
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
About the book: Connor has passed the entrance exam to the selective high school, where he thinks he will still be top of the class, but he is surprised to find that he is, for the first time ever, struggling with school work. He though he would be one of the nerdiest kids there, but there are other nerds, super nerds.
What I thought: This is the sequel to Con-nerd (first published in 2011 and read by me a few years ago), and directly follows the first book, so I would recommend reading book one first. Super Con-nerd has the same trademark humour as the first book.
I really enjoyed reading Super Con-nerd, although I have to admit I liked the first book more. I could really relate to the character of Connor, as I am quite a nerd myself.
I would recommend this book for ages 10+.
Buy Super Con-nerd here.
This week’s review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Junior, aged 10.
Title: D-Bot Squad: Dino Hunter
Author: Mac Park
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
About the book: This is book one of a new series. A boy named Hunter discovers a secret about the librarian at his school, and about his favourite thing – dinosaurs. What follows is a big adventure.
What I thought: I thought it was a good book because I like dinosaurs. It’s good for younger kids (5+) as it is short and quick, and I found it an easy read. It’s very exciting and won’t leave you bored.
If you like dinosaurs, this is for you, and I can see younger boys really enjoying it. I think it’s good that it’s a series too, because if they like the first one, there are seven more to read, with the first four out now.
Read more about the series or buy D-Bot Squad: Dino Hunter here.