review, young adult

The Glittering Court – Richelle Mead

“I belonged to one of the noblest families in Osfrid, one that could trace its bloodline back to the country’s founders. Sure, my title might have been more prestigious if my family’s fortune hadn’t evaporated, but that was easily fixed. All I had to do was marry well. And that’s where all my problems started.”… Continue reading The Glittering Court – Richelle Mead

contemporary, poetry, review

No Matter The Wreckage – Sarah Kay

"He gave me back his eyelashes, the back of his neck, his palms. We held every piece we were given like it was a nectarine - might bruise if we weren't careful- we collected them like we were trying to build an orchard." Blurb: “In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Sarah Kay navigates a… Continue reading No Matter The Wreckage – Sarah Kay

children's fiction, review

Furthermore – Tahereh Mafi

“Colour was life. Colour was everything. Colour, you see, was the universal sign of magic.”   Blurb: “In a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice’s pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. For the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. Alice is determined to prove her… Continue reading Furthermore – Tahereh Mafi

contemporary, review, romance, young adult

We ComeApart – Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

“I can’t put on a brave face and pretend that at The end of this Things will be different.” Blurb: “Nicu has emigrated from Romania and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess's home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship grows… Continue reading We ComeApart – Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

review

Replica – Lauren Oliver

“No one sees or hears the same thing in exactly the same way… In that way we truly are inventors of our own experience.”   Blurb: “Lyra's story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful.… Continue reading Replica – Lauren Oliver

adult fiction, contemporary, review

The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters – Nadiya Hussain

“It’s not as if we get to like everything in life, but we accept it and get on with it.”   Blurb: “The four Amir sisters – Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae – are the only young Muslims in the quaint English village of Wyvernage. On the outside, despite not quite fitting in with their… Continue reading The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters – Nadiya Hussain

children's fiction, review

The Christmasaurus -Tom Fletcher

“This story starts like all good stories do, a long time ago. Not just a long time ago, but a very, very, very long time ago.”   Blurb: “Forget everything you thought you knew about the North Pole, pop a crumpet in the toaster and get ready to meet: a boy called William Trundle, Santa… Continue reading The Christmasaurus -Tom Fletcher