Dystopian · Rereads · review · young adult

Reread | The Scorch Trials

“The flare always wins in the end. You lose any chance of being rational, having common sense, having compassion. You lose your humanity.” Blurb: “Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.” Brief Note: I… Continue reading Reread | The Scorch Trials

Dystopian · Rereads · review · young adult

Reread | The Maze Runner

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.” Blurb: “Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Everything is going to change. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.” Brief… Continue reading Reread | The Maze Runner

fantasy · review · young adult

Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian

“You’re a lamb in the lion’s den, child. You’re surviving. Isn’t that enough?” Blurb: “Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia's family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess--a title of shame to… Continue reading Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian

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History Of Magic: A Comparison

“J.K Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London in 1990. Over the next five years she planned the seven books in the award-winning series for them at Bloomsbury. Harry Potter’s journey had only just begun…” To mark the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter, the… Continue reading History Of Magic: A Comparison

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Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

"These three words were always the last thing an Oasis player saw before leaving the real world and entering the virtual one: Ready Player One." Blurb: "In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the… Continue reading Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

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Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

“I should have told him a year ago. I don’t think it would have been a big deal then, but now it feels insurmountable. It’s like I missed a beat somewhere, and now the whole song’s tempo.” Blurb: “When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.… Continue reading Leah On The OffBeat – Becky Albertalli

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The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman

“He was liked when noticed, but not noticed much, and that did him no harm either.” Blurb: “Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage)… Continue reading The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman