Books by Philip Reeve

OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS by Philip Reeve
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 22, 2014

"Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle in this aquatic escapade. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Receiving help from a nearsighted mermaid and a self-propelling island with self-esteem issues, a young lad sets out to rescue his explorer parents. Read full book review >
GOBLINS by Philip Reeve
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A bit overlong and slapdash-feeling, but amiable. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Sundry creatures and an affable aspiring hero stumble and bumble around a magically infused landscape. Read full book review >
SCRIVENER'S MOON by Philip Reeve
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Quiet and somber, but still deeply satisfying. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
The third (and final?) Fever Crumb story reminds readers of the serious themes beneath Reeve's often madcap, always entertaining tales. Read full book review >
A WEB OF AIR by Philip Reeve
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Imaginative, inventive and exciting. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Fever Crumb is back! Read full book review >
NO SUCH THING AS DRAGONS by Philip Reeve
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem, much like those rumored to rest in a dragon's hoard. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Dragon-slaying is the perfect medieval con, until it turns out dragons aren't so imaginary after all. Read full book review >
FEVER CRUMB by Philip Reeve
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"An essential read for fans and a great entry point for newcomers to the world; here's hoping there's more to come. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
MOTHSTORM by Philip Reeve
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"With a cameo from Queen Victoria herself, as well as Sir Richard Burton, his Martian wife, Ulla, and a fretful Scottish ship's engineer, this tale will satisfy fans in inimitably jolly fashion. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
It's Up the Empire and Huzzah! as Art and Myrtle Mumby and their superhuman Solar System–creating Shaper mother return for a third Victorian space-operatic adventure. Read full book review >
HERE LIES ARTHUR by Philip Reeve
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Absorbing, thought-provoking and unexpectedly timely. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Is there room for yet another reworking of the Arthur legend? Read full book review >
STARCROSS by Philip Reeve
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Huzzah! (Fiction. 10-14)"
"[T]he British Empire," declares Mrs. Emily Mumby, ancient superhuman creator of the Solar System and Art and Myrtle's mum, "stands on the brink of an invasion by highly intelligent hats from the future!" Read full book review >
A DARKLING PLAIN by Philip Reeve
Released: May 29, 2007

"All stops are pulled out in this pyrotechnic conclusion that follows multiple narratives with such rapid-fire transitions that it will have readers gasping for breath—and humming with satisfaction at the just-right end. (Fiction. 12+)"
Taking his cue from "Dover Beach," Matthew Arnold's musing on isolation and anxiety in a world without faith, Reeve delivers a suitably explosive finish to his grueling Hungry City Chronicles. Read full book review >
LARKLIGHT by Philip Reeve
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Jolly good fun, all around. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The glory of Empire meets Star Trek in this space fantasy-picaresque that Edgar Rice Burroughs would have loved. Read full book review >
INFERNAL DEVICES by Philip Reeve
Released: June 1, 2006

"Brighton's fiery end paves the way for the concluding volume in this extraordinary series, which tests both protagonists and readers to their utmost. (Fiction. 12+)"
Some 16 years after the city of Anchorage, with Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw aboard, found refuge by grounding itself on the shores of North America (Predator's Gold, 2004), its peace is disturbed. Read full book review >
PREDATOR’S GOLD by Philip Reeve
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"High marks for action and breadth of vision—but urge readers to start with the previous episode, as this one doesn't comfortably stand alone. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Readers thrilled by the titanic mobile cities savagely preying on one another across a ravaged post-holocaust Earth in Mortal Engines (2003) will find more of the same in this even better sequel—along with plenty of intrigue, danger, spying, violence, and romance. Read full book review >
MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"First of a projected trilogy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Reeve thinks big in this British prizewinner, envisioning a distant future in which immense mobile cities roar over continent-sized wastelands, preying on each other. Read full book review >