Books published by Hot Key

Book Review

Trollhunters tracks the coming-of-age of Jim Sturgess Jnr., a seemingly ordinary kid with an over-protective father. Jim’s uncle, Jack, was the last child to vanish during a spate of child disappearances in 1969, the last of the "milk carton kids".

More

Book Review

It’s not easy being a girl but author Hayley Long tries to make it as witty as possible in her new book for tweens, teens and beyond.

More

Book Review
Benjamin Zephaniah has always been a powerful voice on social issues and in his latest novel for teens he tackles the very topical issue of disenfranchised youth, activism and the summer of discontent from a rather unexpected angle.  Rico Federico isn’t a bad tee

More

Book Review
There has been a welcome influx of two genres to children's literature recently - those that stress the importance of preserving wild places, and those at least partially set in a circus or funfair.

More

Book Review
Set in Tampere, Finland, Red as Blood is a young adult novel with references to a repertoire of fairytales – most noticeably Snow White. Lumikki, our female protagonist, is an independent and old-beyond-her-years teenager with a past shrouded in mystery and d

More

Book Review

Fifteen-year-old Melon Fouraki lives with her mum. She has been brought up on The Story, the family fairy tale about her mum’s life in Crete and how she came to live in London.

More

Book Review

A disinterested mother, a dead father and a tortured man conspire to force JD from his horridly hard life in the Boondocks into the City in this dystopian adventure for ages 12 and up.

More

Book Review

Stormy has a dream of becoming a sky-rider, flying about on a dragon-horse hybrid – but before then he has to survive the drudgery of hard work in a castle kitchen. That is, until he finds an escaped convict, and elsewhere, a bewitching young woman to boot…

More

Book Review

Secrets and Sapphires is the first book in a new young adult series that focuses on the inhabitants of the ancestral Somerton Court, in particular the eldest daughter Ava, in the early twentieth century.

More

Book Review

Set in late sixteenth century Europe, Jepp, who Defied the Stars sees the eponymous hero Jepp, a dwarf, adventure from court to castle on a quest to discover his true identity.

More

Pages