• REVIEW: How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne

    8 February, 2016

    I love that moment when you read a book and you keep glancing at the clock, seeing how many more pages it’s possible to squeeze in because you love it so much and can’t bear to stop reading it. How Hard Can Love Be? was definitely one of those books for me. I was hooked from the…

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  • REVIEW: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

    4 February, 2016

    Beautiful Broken Things is the extraordinary début novel from Sara Barnard that showcases what everyone loves most about UKYA fiction. Caddy and Rosie have been best friends forever, despite them going to different schools. Then Rosie introduces Caddy to a new girl at her school, Suzanne. Suzanne is everything Caddy is not – adventurous, daring…

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  • REVIEW: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

    1 February, 2016

    If you’ve been reading Queen of Contemporary for a while, you’ll know how much I loved The Sin Eater’s Daughter and so I was incredibly excited to read the sequel, The Sleeping Prince. It’s always nerve-wracking to start a sequel, but especially so when you have such high expectations. Luckily, The Sleeping Prince didn’t disappoint!…

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  • REVIEW: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

    18 January, 2016

    I have wanted to read something by Courtney Summers ever since I first heard Holly Bourne talk about how amazing her books are, but until now they haven’t been published in the UK, which is a crying shame. We’re really missing out! All the Rage is a harrowing look at rape culture and the way we…

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  • REVIEW: The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

    5 January, 2016

    After reading Stacey’s review of The Fox and the Star, I knew I had to read it so when I went into my local Waterstones a few days later, I bought it immediately. I’m so pleased I saved this as my first book of the year. It was such an enjoyable book, full of wonderful illustrations that…

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  • The End of an Era | The Princess Diaries: Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

    19 October, 2015

    I can’t believe I got to read this book. When I finished reading The Princess Diaries series OVER THREE YEARS AGO, I never imagined I’d be reading about Adult Mia’s life. It was all my dreams come true when I found out there would be a new Princess Diaries book!!! The Princess Diaries series was the…

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  • REVIEW: Lorali by Laura Dockrill

    3 July, 2015

    Let me tell you a story… I’ve always loved mermaids. Ever since I was tiny, I’ve devoured stories, TV programmes, and secretly wished that I could grow a tail. Lorali brought all of my fantasies back. On the day of his sixteenth birthday, Rory finds a girl washed up on the beach. Naked, confused and convinced that…

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  • REVIEW BY RHIAN IVORY: Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler

    13 May, 2015

    [book-inf0] Ash has a lot on her plate – warring parents, changeable feelings towards her new boyfriend Dylan, college work piling up, verbal warnings issued and to top it all a new English teacher to get used to. Her life is dominated by the very strong presence of her best friend Cat; house parties with…

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  • REVIEW: Seed by Lisa Heathfield

    29 April, 2015

    I haven’t read a book in a long time that has completely blown me away and given me an “OMG!” moment. Seed completely changed that, however. It was AMAZING! Pearl has always lived in Seed, a community that worships Nature. When a new boy and his family are welcomed into Seed, Pearl starts to notice…

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  • REVIEW: Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

    2 March, 2015

    I thought I’d put together an infographic review for Murder Most Unladylike today because I loved the book so much! I would HIGHLY recommend it!

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