Ali Sparkes

Ali Sparkes

  • 5 stars across 87 books
Ali was a local newspaper reporter and columnist before joining BBC local radio as a producer and presenter, and then chucked in the safe job to be dangerously freelance and write scripts and manuscripts. Her first venture was as a comedy columnist on the BBC Radio's top-rated Woman's Hour and Home Truths programmes. In 2010 she won the Blue Peter Best Book of the Year Award for Frozen in Time. Ali lives with her husband and two sons in Southampton.
1st March 2018

Night Speakers

Night after night Elena, Matt, and Tima wake at exactly the same time, with no idea why. It's messing them up and fractu... MoreNight Speakers

(5 reviews) Review
6th June 2013

Frozen in Time

1956 Freddy and Polly are used to helping their father with his experiments. So they don't mind being put into cryonic s... MoreFrozen in Time

(4 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox

Adventure, conspiracy and shapeshifting - X-Men meets Alex Rider. Dax Jones is an ordinary schoolboy . . . until somethi... MoreThe Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox

(4 reviews) Review
4th August 2016

The Shapeshifter: Going to Ground

Ordinary kids: extraordinary powers: amazing adventures. When Dax receives an urgent call, he knows he has to drop every... MoreThe Shapeshifter: Going to Ground

(3 reviews) Review
2nd March 2017


What if your new best friend was a ghost? Getting struck by lightning whilst huddling under a tree isn't exactly the wa... MoreThunderstruck

(3 reviews) Review
4th April 2019

Night Walker

Spin has always dwelled in the darkness. He was happy to lurk alone, until Elena, Matt and Tima came to disrupt his nigh... MoreNight Walker

(3 reviews) Review
4th January 2007

Running the Risk: the Shapeshifter 2

Dax is starting to get used to his life as a shapeshifter. At last he feels safe and secure, surrounded by people he tru... MoreRunning the Risk: the Shapeshifter 2

(2 reviews) Review
7th May 2020

Night Forever

1.34 a.m. It's always 1.34 a.m. Every night without fail, at 1.34 a.m. on the dot, Elena, Matt, and Tima wake up. Exce... MoreNight Forever

(2 reviews) Review
7th April 2011

S.W.I.T.C.H: Beetle Blast

Josh and Danny are on a day out with the local nature group, but when they accidentally eat a chocolate muffin laced wit... MoreS.W.I.T.C.H: Beetle Blast

(1 review) Review
4th April 2013

Unleashed 3: Trick Or Truth

A group of very special teenagers. Each with an incredible power, they live together, protected by the government. Out i... MoreUnleashed 3: Trick Or Truth

(1 review) Review
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