• 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…

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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,…

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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: The Rain by Virginia Bergin

    30 January, 2015

    I’ve heard amazing things about The Rain in the past, but it wasn’t until I attended an event where Bergin spoke that I knew that I had to read it right away. Whilst I often don’t willingly choose to read dystopia and don’t actively seek it out, there was something about The Rain that urged…

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  • REVIEW: My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins

    24 November, 2014

    I was incredibly excited when a copy of My True Love Gave to Me popped through my door. Firstly because the cover that greets you is beautiful and secondly due to the amazing authors whose short stories are included. Edited by Stephanie Perkins (author of Anna and the French Kiss), My True Love Gave to…

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  • REVIEW: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

    1 September, 2014

    Seeing as though my blog is titled Queen of Contemporary, it may not come as a surprise when I say that I’m not the biggest fan of fantasy. However, that’s not to say that I didn’t like Trial by Fire because, in fact, I loved it. I’ve always had an affinity for fantasy novels that…

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  • REVIEW: Amy & Matthew by Cammie McGovern

    17 March, 2014

    You know a novel is truly flawless when you feel as if it’s natural; the words flow into one and you are witnessing the events through the characters’ eyes without fault. That’s how I felt when reading Amy & Matthew. One of the easiest ways to describe Amy & Matthew is to quote from the…

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  • REVIEW: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

    6 January, 2014

    Lately I’ve been going through an unconscious phase. For some reason I’ve been reading a lot of music related books and This Song Will Save Your Life was one of those books. I don’t think I have an expert ear when it comes to music but I have some knowledge and one of the things…

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