contemporary · lgbt · review · young adult

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

Dystopian · review · young adult

All Rights Reserved – Gregory Scott Katsoulis

“I made the sign of the zippered lips, and I silently vowed I would never speak again.”   Blurb: “In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent.” *This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review* Trigger Warnings:… Continue reading All Rights Reserved – Gregory Scott Katsoulis

review · young adult

The Extinction Trials – S.M.Wilson

“She’d come for the food, but it wasn’t the rewards that called to her now. It was a chance to see a different land and its awe-inspiring creatures.” Blurb: “Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to the Extinction Trials.In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest… Continue reading The Extinction Trials – S.M.Wilson

contemporary · review · young adult

Clean – Juno Dawson

“Shit just got really real.” Blurb: “When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises… Continue reading Clean – Juno Dawson

contemporary · review · young adult

Big Bones – Laura Dockrill

“Yes, before you ask, I am fat. Yes. I just called myself fat and that’s allowed. And… I’m not greedy. I just love food.” Blurb: “A heart-warming teen story from the unique voice of Laura Dockrill, about Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones - a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's… Continue reading Big Bones – Laura Dockrill

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

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