We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan couldn’t have been published in a better time than now. This book touches on so many social issues that is very much relevant and parallel to what is happening in our society today, and I cannot express how much this book captures the reality that is our society today – no matter how we say it isn’t. From domestic abuse to racism – this book covers it all. Continue reading
What Light by Jay Asher
Genre| YA, Contemporary,
Publisher| Pan Macmillan
Publication| 20 October 2016
My Format | eARC
Thank you to Net Galley and Pan Macmillan for providing me a review copy of What Light by Jay Asher in exchange for an honest review.
From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, buy soon have you believing again…
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon – it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives to lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover one thing that transcends all else: true love. What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
Title | No Virgin
Author | Anne Cassidy
Genre | Teens & YA, Contemporary
Publisher | Hot Key Books (November, 2016)
Edition | eARC
I would like to thank Net Galley and the publisher, Hot Key Books, for providing me an eARC of the novel, No Virgin by Anne Cassidy.
From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005.
A raw, powerful, moving tale about a girl attempting to deal with the aftermath of a sexual attack.
My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped.
Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey’s story.
A tautly told and important book, perfect for readers of Asking for It by Louise O’Neill.
Improbables by Jonathan Charles Bruce
Publisher: Scarlet River Press, June 2016
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, New Adult, Supernatural
Pages: 334 pages
Links: Amazon || Goodreads
Abigail Wren’s life fresh out of college is dull, even with her (almost) dream job at the local newspaper. The only real excitement she can get is found between the pages of an endless stream of paranormal romance novels she can’t help but love.
Then, on a snowy night in December, Abigail catches a glimpse of what could only be described as a werewolf. Enamored with the possibility, her investigation leads her to discover a paranormal population—improbables—living harmoniously in the midst of humanity. Between making eyes at a perpetually grumpy werewolf and hanging out with a vampire with a lust for life (and liquor), Abigail’s life takes a shaky step out of the ordinary and into the fantastic.
Just outside of the sleepy town of Whitewater, however, a force of rage is building. Born of hate and delusion, a living cataclysm threatens to devour everyone in its path—human or improbable.
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Title | A Time to Tour Ghost City
Author | Anjum Noor Choudhury
Genre | Fiction
Publisher | Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Publication Date | 23 August, 2016
Rating | 3.5/5
A young woman on vacation with her parents discovers she can see ghosts in the Stone City of the Crescent Valley. When her parents are taken hostage by a rogue tour guide, she must mediate with one of the ghosts to get them back. But ghosts are the least of her problems in this perilous adventure that takes her back thousands of years, to a time when the Valley flourished with life and a legendary Brotherhood roamed its sands.