adult fiction, contemporary, review

Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin

“But it’s true, right? That I’m going to die.”   Blurb: “A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.”… Continue reading Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin

fairytale retelling, review, young adult

Golden – K.M.Robinson

“Betrayal is always bad, but betrayal by someone close is so much worse.”   Blurb: “The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers’ group to destroy… Continue reading Golden – K.M.Robinson

children's fiction, review

The Midnight Gang – David Walliams

“Midnight is the time when all the children are fast asleep, expect of course for… the Midnight Gang! That is the time when their adventures are just beginning.”   Blurb: “When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter.… Continue reading The Midnight Gang – David Walliams

review, young adult

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

“You be as angry as you need to be,” she said. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your Grandma, not your Dad, no one. And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard.”   Blurb: “The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t… Continue reading A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

contemporary, review, romance, young adult

Optimists Die First -Susin Nielsen

“Optimists believe things will always work out for the best. Optimists live in a rainbow-coloured, sugar-coated land of denial. Optimists miss warning signs.”   Blurb: “Sixteen-year-old Petula de Wilde is anything but wild. A former crafting fiend with a happy life, Petula shut herself off from the world after a family tragedy. She sees danger… Continue reading Optimists Die First -Susin Nielsen