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Place of birth: Rushden, Northants
Now living: Rushden, Northants

3 favourite authors

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3 favourite films

Andrea Chettle's 11 reviews

The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott

I have long been a fan of Michael Scott's Young Adult series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel so I was pleased when I was offered a chance to read and review his new book The Thirteen Hallows which he co-wrote with Colette Freedman.I want to start by saying that this book is NOT for children. There are many scenes of violen...

6.5/10

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Chosen by CM Reber (Journey to Ysryiia)

Starting a new book by a début author is always exciting and when that new book is the first in a series the anticipation increases tenfold. I wish I could say that this book lived up to the promise but, unfortunately, I found the book much too long and a little dry in its storytelling.This is the first book in a series so, natural...

6.0/10

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Troubletwisters by Garth Nix

As soon as I read about Troubletwisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams I added it to my wish-list. The story (twins using their newly discovered Gifts to fight evil) reminded me so much of two favourite series of mine Triskellion by Will Peterson and The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. What I discovered instead was the ...

8.5/10

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Cowboys and Aliens by Joan D Vinge

Let me start by saying that I don't like cowboys. I am not a fan of westerns. Give me a home where the buffalo roam and I would probably ask you where the nearest book shop/library is and what the internet access is like. Also, is it okay to ignore the buffalo and just let them, you know, roam? Bearing that in mind, even I can see the enormo...

6.5/10

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

*Okay, I'm going to try to get through this whole review without using the word “peculiar” except when/if quoting the title of the bookThis is an original and sometimes strange book that tells a story of monsters and the children they hunt. It is also a beautiful book with black and white photographs throughout and a cover...

8.3/10

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The Warlock by Michael Scott (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

I have read and enjoyed all four of the previous books in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott so I was certain that the fifth book would not disappoint. Unfortunately, for reasons I can't really define, I found that I didn't enjoy this volume as much as the others. I didn't dislike it but the little bu...

7.0/10

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The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning by John Stephens (The Emerald Atlas)

This was one of the most interesting books I have read in a very long time. It is a classic bildungsroman (coming of age tale) that breathes in the traditional elements of such a story, innovative and creatively adapted for maximum originality by John Stephens, the executive producer of Gossip Girls and a staff writer on the Gilmore Girls. That ...

8.9/10

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The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

I am so glad to get the chance to read and review The Dark and Hollow Places as I really enjoyed the first two books in this series. I am glad to report that this final book did not disappoint.In each of the three books Carrie Ryan has shown us a different aspect of the world of the Forest of Hands and Teeth. The first book was set in a r...

8.5/10

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White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers)

I loved this book. There I've said it. Oh wait, I suppose you want more of a review. All right I really, really loved this book!The world that Holly Black has created is utterly believable because it is our world with just one difference. In this world curse-work is real but outlawed. Everyone has to wear gloves to prevent touching th...

9.0/10

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The Gathering by Will Peterson (The Triskellion series)

This book takes place two years after the first two books in the trilogy and begins in Australia with the twins Rachel and Adam Newman living under new names and with new memories to keep them safe and hidden from the Hope Project who are after them and the secrets they hold. I loved the way this gap of two years made the plot feel more substant...

8.0/10

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The Necromancer by Michael Scott (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

I was really pleased to get a chance to read this fourth book in Michael Scott's Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel series as I had the pleasure of reading the first three last year. When I picked the book up I did wonder if I should have had another look at the previous books to re-acquaint myself with the story and characters. I needn...

9.0/10

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