Genre: Young Adult


Book Review : When by Victoria Laurie

Book Review : When by Victoria Laurie

January 13, 2015 Book review 24 ★★★½

This book had me so excited.  The creepy cover and the “would you want to know” tagline hooked me right in.  And if you like a Sc Fi/Cri Fi genre mix-up then this might be just the book for you. First Line of When by Victoria Laurie: “I’m not exactly sure… Read more »

Book Review : Captive by Aimee Carter

Book Review : Captive by Aimee Carter

November 25, 2014 Book review 6 ★★★½

Pawn was my favourite dystopian book of 2013 and I couldn’t wait to dive into Captive.  I don’t think it was quite as shocking as I was anticipating the twists but I still really enjoyed it.  My quick summary of this book is I loved the pace and the action… Read more »

Book Review : Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Book Review : Solitaire by Alice Oseman

November 19, 2014 Book review 3 ★★★½

I saw the main character in this book was a blogger and foolishly I thought I was going to bond with Tori.  So I downloaded a copy and went to Goodreads to update my bookshelf.  And was dismayed to see so many blogger friends had already rated the book poorly…. Read more »

Book Review : Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan

Book Review : Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan

September 16, 2014 Book review 2 ★★★★

Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan is a book that you would love to present to all pre teens and early teens to read.  It is innocent but realistic with a loveable main character. First Line of Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan: “Lashing out furiously like a cornered dog,… Read more »

Book Review : Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Book Review : Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

September 12, 2014 Book review 4 ★★★★

When I think about this book, the words that immediately come to mind are fast paced and intelligent.   Science versus religion is an age old theme in books but I liked the new angle that Free to Fall took.  First Line of Free to Fall by Lauren Miller: “It came… Read more »

Book Review : Found by Harlan Coben

Book Review : Found by Harlan Coben

September 11, 2014 Book review 4 ★★★½

Young Adult mystery series can be disappointing when you compare them to adult thrillers.  However this one is a bit different, maybe because it is a spin-off from Harlan Coben’s adult detective series about Myron.  This series focuses on Myron’s nephew Mickey and it’s one of the very few YA… Read more »

Book Review : Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review : Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

September 3, 2014 Book review 11 ★★★

Cursed is an entertaining book.  It grabs your attention with a great lead character and holds you there with a touching romance and a cast with some pretty interesting supernatural powers. First Line of Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout: “Something soft and warm – definitely hand-sized – settled on my… Read more »

Book Review : The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Book Review : The Jewel by Amy Ewing

September 2, 2014 Book review 10 ★★★½

When you crack open a YA dystopia, it’s hard to find one that’s totally original. So when I was reading The Jewel bits of it felt familiar and reminded me of other dystopias. BUT I still really, really enjoyed reading all about this glittering but ruthless world. First Line of… Read more »