• REVIEW: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

    19 June, 2017

      I’ve been a very big fan of Rachael Lucas’s books ever since I read Sealed With A Kiss and fell in love with it. That meant I got super excited when I heard that Rachael was working on a YA novel. I was very lucky to get to read an early chapter of The State…

    four-half-stars
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  • REVIEW: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

    6 March, 2017

    As soon as I heard about Seven Days of You, I knew I was going to love it. A contemporary book set in Tokyo over a period of seven days? Yes please! The book follows Sophia as she enters her last week living in Tokyo before she moves back to the US. She has to say goodbye…

    four-half-stars
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  • 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.…

    four-half-stars
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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…

    four-half-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…

    four-half-stars
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  • REVIEW: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

    13 June, 2016

    You know when you read a book and you feel so satisfied when you’re reading it because you know how good it is? This is how I felt when I was reading The Square Root of Summer! Every single word of it was brilliant and I’m so glad that I read it.  In this perfect summer read,…

    four-half-stars
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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…

    four-half-stars
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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…

    four-half-stars
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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…

    four-half-stars
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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…

    four-half-stars
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