No Man’s Land

Ben Magid’s sci-fi (and, as I’d categorise it, YA) novel is a page turner, for sure. The first of a series, it follows a strong female lead in a world populated by robots aka “Mech”. Highly enjoyable, I will definitely continue to read the series, even if there were a few cringe language choices. The […]

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

There’s little doubt that Suzanne Collins is a terrific writer, but does the prequel stand up to the original trilogy? And how is it as a stand along novel? The Hunger Games Just in case you’ve been LIVING UNDER A ROCK, here’s what the Hunger Games is all about. The country of Panem was raged […]

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Bone Crier’s Moon

I dare you to read Bone Crier’s Moon and not be immediately obsessed. Having got a special signed edition with my latest OwlCrate, I put Bone Crier’s Moon (by Kathryn Purdie) right on top of my TBR pile and was glued to the fantasy world of the Lurress. The Plot in a Nutshell Sabine and […]

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…Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard (YA Book Review)

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard: A Review At this point, dystopian YA needs something different, and I’m not sure Red Queen was quite different enough. Plot Basis Mare Barrow is a Red. Being a Red means certain things for Mare. All people are divided by their blood: Red or Silver. Those with Silver Blood are the […]

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…One – Sarah Crossan (YA Book Review)

Conjoined twins Grace and Tippi are growing up and as they do they need to face both new challenges and heartbreaking decisions. Plot Basis Grace and Tippi are conjoined twins, from the waist down. The book is narrated by Grace, who is the quieter, shier of the twins. At the beginning of the story, they […]

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The Selection (Books 1, 2 & 3) – Kiera Cass

The Selection, The Elite & The One: A Review Reality TV in a dystopian future where one girl gets the chance to change her life. Plot Basis American Singer is a 6. Her whole family are 6s. The boy she loves, Aspen, is a 7, and when you consider that 8 is the lowest you […]

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The List – Siobhan Vivian

Siobhan Vivian: A Review A gripping read for any girl who has ever felt ugly, pretty or even ordinary. So I guess that’s everyone. Quick Synopsis Each year, a few weeks after the start of term, the girls of Mount Washington High know they will face one thing: the List. Written by an anonymous author, […]

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: A Review Cassandra Clare’s review ‘haunting and dreamlike’ should perhaps read instead ‘slightly confusing but still a page turner.’ Quick Synopsis Mara Dyer awakes in hospital, not sure how or why she is there. She then learns that her best friend Rachel, their friend Claire and her boyfriend Jude are […]

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Flawed – Cecelia Ahern

Flawed: A Review Could not put it down doesn’t do justice to how addictive this book is. Thank you Owlcrate for introducing me to this amazing novel. Quick Synopsis Celestine North is beautiful. She is smart. Her mother is a model. Her father is high up in the news reporting business. Her boyfriend is handsome, not […]

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My First Owlcrate

Owlcrate is a subscription box made by a pair called Korrina and Robert who love Young Adult fiction and want to make sure all us YA nuts get our monthly dose of YA goodies with a featured book a month. I’ve been wanting to sign up for Owlcrate for a long time. The only reason I’ve […]

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