Book Reviews

Conflict, mistrust, a strong brotherly bond and bikes

Hucking Cody is a young-adult novel by Aaron Topp, set in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Hucking Cody tells the story of a teenage boy named Cody who is obsessed with mountain biking and is struggling to prove himself to his older brother Zane. 

To read the full review go to https://hookedonbooks.org.nz/conflict-mistrust-a-strong-brotherly-bond-and-bikes-denika-mead/

Wizards, dragons, castles and pet tuataras!

Quest is a young adult fantasy adventure written by Wellington author A J Ponder and was published in 2018 by Phantom Feather Press. Ponder is most well-known for her first published book, Wizard’s Guide to Wellington.

Quest is the first book in the Sylvalla Chronicles.

It tells the story of a teenage princess, in fictional Avondale, who goes on a quest with no plan, but tunnel vision and the dream of becoming a hero. 

To read the full review go to https://hookedonbooks.org.nz/wizards-dragons-castles-and-pet-tuataras-denika-mead/

Making Magic

It appeared no one in this new world he inhabited was quite who they seemed.”  This is a quote from the steampunk adventure novel The Traitor and the Thief by Gareth Ward. I was inspired to read this book after meeting the author, also known as The Great Wardini, at Booktown in Featherston, and being his assistant while he performed magic tricks.

 

To read the full review go to https://hookedonbooks.org.nz/making-magic-denika-mead/.