fantasy · review · young adult

Children Of Blood And Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

"One day magic breathed. The next it died." Blurb: "Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a… Continue reading Children Of Blood And Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

fantasy · review · young adult

The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

“Once there was a girl who was drawn to wicked thing. Things like forbidden, ancient stories.” Blurb: “In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child… Continue reading The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

adult fiction · children's fiction · contemporary · Non-Fiction · young adult

Books I’ve Bought Recently | 2018 #1

Like many others, I entered the new year with plenty of books from the festive period; more than enough to satisfied my needs for fictional worlds. Unfortunately, with a new year comes endless lists on new books to look forward to and my TBR doubled in size and yes, I ended up buying some books.… Continue reading Books I’ve Bought Recently | 2018 #1

contemporary · feminism · review · young adult

It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

“Romance films ruin people’s real-life relationships. They offer this idea of love that isn’t sustainable in normal life.” Blurb: “Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and… Continue reading It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

fairytale retelling · review · young adult

Locked – K.M.Robinson

“We ourselves, can overtake the society. If we can get resistance groups to join us, there’s no way the society will survive.” Blurb: “When the girl with the golden hair is betrayed, no one has hope of surviving. The stories say that Goldilocks ran away, but being forced over the wall and separated from the… Continue reading Locked – K.M.Robinson

Audiobook Of The Month · discussion · review · romance · young adult

Audiobook Of The Month | P.S. I Still Love You

When I was younger, audiobooks were a special treat on long car journeys. I was the one snuggled up in the back seat reading my physical copy of the chosen book along with the narrator blaring through the speakers. Somewhere along the line that changed and audiobooks became a distant memory. I’ve heard a lot… Continue reading Audiobook Of The Month | P.S. I Still Love You

children's fiction · discussion · lgbt · romance · young adult

Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

Another year has slipped by and it's time to sit back and reflect on the reading year. I've frequently said that 2017 was a bad year for me in terms of quality rather than quantity. I read a lot of books that just left me feeling a big deflated and didn't think about again once… Continue reading Favourite Books Of The Year 2017

contemporary · review · young adult

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

“We are about to live the American Dream, which is, to benefit from someone else’s misfortune.” Blurb: “Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short… Continue reading Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

Dystopian · review · young adult

Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill

“You may have been perfectly designed but there is always room for improvement.” Blurb: “In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”,… Continue reading Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill