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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…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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Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill

This weekend I engrossed myself in the Young Adult novel Only Ever Yours, by Louise O’Neill, which I stumbled across in my local library. Only Ever Yours strikes you, at first, as another dystopia-based YA novel, but when you get down to the basic premise, it feels more like a YA version of the Handmaid’s Tale […]

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