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  1. Family themes rescue fantasy novel from following formula

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen White Cat By Holly Black Published by Gollantz ISBN 978 0 575 09721 Holly Black, author of the successful Spiderwick series of fantasy novels for young teens, goes into much darker psychological territory with White Cat, the first book in a new fantasy/horror series, Curse Workers. Black's gothic imagination is still to the fore in this new novel, but the age ...

  2. Few new ideas in copycat novel

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Low Red Moon By Ivy Devlin Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1 4088 1398 0 Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels have spawned an entire genre of books hoping to repeat their success. Paranormal teen romances now have their own section in bookshops. Ivy Devlin doesn't stray too far from this winning formula. Low Red Moon is unable to decide whether it is a murder ...

  3. Unravelling questions in a rollicking good adventure

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP reader Ronaq Mathur The Warlock Michael Scott Published by Random House ISBN 9780375899564 Michael Scott has finally published the fifth book in his brilliant Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. After the first four bestsellers- The Alchemy ...

  4. Action can't make up empty feeling

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx By James Rollins Published by Orion ISBN 9781 4440 0085 6 This is the second book in the Jake Ransom series by James Rollins. Three months have passed since teen hero Jake returned from the fantasy world of P ...

  5. In the hero's shadow

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Each week Young Post takes a look at modern movie heroes and finds out what makes them tick. This week, we focus on Effie Trinket, the brainwashed P.R. in The Hunger Games The importance of support All movie heroes need two things besides figh ...

  6. Fond memories linger despite wrinkles in time

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Annie Ho familypost@scmp.com In my quest to introduce the best quality storybooks to my children, I've rediscovered some favourite book titles from my childhood. Now I have amassed a humble collection of books I read and loved years ago. My parents d ...

  7. Matters of the heart for a girl spy

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Michelle Li I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You Ally Carter Published by Hyperion Books ISBN 1423100034 Hands up if you're 15 and can speak 14 different languages. Didn't think so. Well, Cammie Morgan can. Sh ...

  8. Tears to cheers

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Every time Ellie scored a point, she would roar. 'I did it to boost my morale,' she says. And she certainly needed to. Ellie Fong E does not play table tennis just to kill time. It's a way of life for the 11-year-old. The Year Six ...

  9. Vampires get their bite back

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Vampires used to be scary. But today's pop culture has revamped them into romantic lovers. The soulless, blood-sucking monster no longer exists. Today's vampires have become secondary school heartthrobs, who would rather date a girl than drink her blood. So Hong Kong-born student Kathryn Chua Min-xi, 17, wrote a novel to bring back the horrors. 'What ...

  10. Friends plot downfall of invading force

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they can't sit idly by and leave their town to the mercy of enemy forces. This novel is an exciting account of Ellie and her friends' battle against the forces that have invaded their small ... is happening to the trapped Australians in the novel, and what happened to the Aboriginal people when the first white settlers landed in Australia. This smart, politically conscious book makes ...




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