• REVIEW: Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

    27 February, 2017

    I didn’t intend to read Unconventional in a day; it just happened. One minute I’d started the first page and the next I was scrambling to find time to read the rest because I rapidly became obsessed. Unconventional is told from the perspective of Lexi Angelo, who has grown up helping her dad with his comic convention business.…

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  • REVIEW: This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton

    23 February, 2017

    I read contemporary YA for that fuzzy feeling you get in your stomach after you’ve finished reading a book, that satisfying feeling that makes you want to climb inside it and hug all the characters. That is exactly how This Beats Perfect made me feel. Denton perfectly shapes a world where The Keep are the biggest boyband…

    five-stars
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  • REVIEW: Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

    9 January, 2017

      Wing Jones is one of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a long time and I’d love everyone – absolutely everyone – to read it. Set in Atlanta in the 90’s, it tells the story of fifteen year old Wing who has a grandmother from Ghana and a grandmother from China; she’s caught between…

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  • REVIEW: Nightwanderers by C.J. Flood

    3 June, 2016

    It has been three years since C.J. Flood’s award-winning debut novel, Infinite Sky, was released, which I described as “deep and heartfelt“. In Nightwanderers, Flood returns with her signature emotional read to deliver a book that is guaranteed to grip readers long after they’ve put it down. Nightwanderers is a story of friendship and family, centred…

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  • 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: 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: 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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  • REVIEW: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

    26 January, 2015

    Now, as The Sin Eater’s Daughter begins to emerge into the wild, I feel a burning pride every time I see someone tweet or write about it. The feeling that comes with, ‘MY FRIEND HAS WRITTEN A BOOK!!’ and a book that I have been waiting to read for months and months. Twylla is seventeen…

    five-stars
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  • REVIEW: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

    12 January, 2015

    The buzz around the release of The Art of Being Normal has been crazy! So many of my trusted friends and fellow reviewers have loved it so the pressure was on when I chose to read it myself. Williamson has created a novel I wish had been written years ago. It’s incredibly brave – I…

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