Book Review | We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

We Come Apart

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

Book Review | Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken – spoilers

Wayfarer

Texas, 1905

Etta Spencer didn’t know she was a traveller until the day she found herself not just miles, but years from home. Now, Etta is stranded in time and separated from the boy she loves. At the mercy of a family she once thought her enemy, Etta learns of a new Ironwood plot, more dangerous than she could have imagined: to destroy the future she longs to return to.

The Bahamas, 1776

Devastated by Etta’s disappearance, Nicholas enlists the help of Sophia Ironwood. But after a deadly mistake derails their search, an ancient power emerges, more frightening than the Ironwood’s plot – a power that threatens to eradicate time altogether.

Into the Unknown

From New York City to San Francisco, Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, Etta and Nicholas must desperately fight to read each other…

Disclaimer// I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher, Quercus for providing me an e-Book review copy of Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, in exchange of an honest review.

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Author Interview | Wendy Brant

Hello my lovely readers!

Today, I am doing something I have never done before in this site… and that is an AUTHOR INTERVIEW! I am lucky enough to be able to interview Wendy Brant the wonderful author of one of the best debut novels this year, Zenn Diagram!! Continue reading

Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


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Rating |3-stars

Genre | YA, Contemporary

Publisher | Chicken House

Publication Date | 2016

Format | Paperback

I’m Norah, and my life happens
within the walls of my house, where
I live with my mom, and this evil
overlord called Agoraphobia.

Everything’s under control. It’s not rosy –
I’m not going to win any prizes for Most
Exciting Life or anything, but at least I’m
safe from the outside world, right?

Wrong. This new boy, Luke, just moved
in next door, and suddenly staying safe
isn’t enough. If I don’t take risks, how will
I ever get out – or let anyone in?

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Book Review | The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

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Rating |

5-stars

Pages| 320 pages

Genre| YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age, Mental Health

Publisher| Penguin

Publication| 12 January, 2017

Format| eARC

You always remember your first kiss.

Flora remembers nothing else…

“I look at my hands. One of them says ‘Flora, be brave’. I am Flora.”

Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can’t remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.

Then she kisses someone she shouldn’t have kissed – and the next day she remembers it. The first time she’s remembered anything since she was ten.

But the boy is gone.

Desperate to hold onto the memory, she sets off to the Arctic to find him.

Why can she remember Drake? Could he be the key to everything else she’s forgotten?

**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review – I would also like to thank Net Galley and Penguin Group for providing me this eARC

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Book Review | …And a Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne

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Rating |
5-stars

Pages| 224 pages

Genre| YA, Contemporary, Slice of Life, Romance

Publisher| Usborne Publishing

Publication| 1 November, 2016

Format| Hardback

SAME BEACH. SAME VIEW. SAME GIRLS.
AND YET TOTALLY DIFFERENT GIRLS

Evie, Amber and Lottie are having
a New Year party to remember.

For the first time since leaving college, al three girls are back
together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots.

(And not tears or tantrums or terrible secrets.)

Because everything’s going great for these girls
– Spinster Club for ever!

RIGHT?

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Book Review | A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Rating
4-5-stars

Pages | 216 pages

Genre | YA, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary

Publisher | Walker Books

Publication | February 2012

Format | Paperback

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.

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