Library Loot: Aliens, Fences and Fairies

Library Loot: Aliens, Fences and Fairies Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world. He has no voice or name, only a rank,…

Book Review: The Burning

Book Review: The Burning The Burning Written by Laura Bates 352 pages Published by Simon and Schuster Publication date: 21st February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘The Burning lights a fire in you – one that makes you want to fight for change and ignite sparks in others so the fire spreads and spreads.’ – HOLLY BOURNE …

Library Loot: UK YA Bests

Library Loot: UK YA Bests This week’s library loot includes a book which I picked up just because it looked interesting (Help the Witch), The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James (after I read and loved The Loneliest Girl in the Universe) and three from the shortlist of the UK YA…

Book Review: Summer Bird Blue

Book Review: Summer Bird Blue Summer Bird Blue Written by Akemi Dawn Bowman 384 pages Published by Ink Road Books Publication date: 4th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is…

Waiting on Wednesday: Collision

Waiting on Wednesday: Collision Collision Written by Victor Dixen Translated by Daniel Hahn 432 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 18th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The third book in a heartstopping, high-octane new space series. The Genesis Programme reality TV show has brought twelve young astronauts to Mars, to face unprecedented hostility….

March Round-Up

March Round-Up March was a very quiet month for me on the blog because I wasn’t here at all! Having moved into our house at the end of February and going back to work too soon before I had fully recovered, most days were spent sleeping after getting in from work. Here’s hoping that April…

February Round-Up

February Round-Up Yes, I know that this is very very late (it’s April!) but I still wanted to highlight some amazing books I read during this month, even if it was rather a quiet month on the blogging front due to me having surgery and moving house. See my January Round-Up See my round-up for…

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfectly Preventable Deaths

Waiting on Wednesday: Perfectly Preventable Deaths Perfectly Preventable Deaths Written by Dierdre Sullivan 304 pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: 30th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Everyone in Ballyfran has a secret, and that is what binds them together… Fifteen-year-old twins Madeline and Catlin move to a new life in Ballyfran, a strange…

Waiting on Wednesday: We Rule the Night

Waiting on Wednesday: We Rule the Night We Rule The Night Written by Claire Eliza Bartlett 400 pages Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication date: 2nd April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Two girls use forbidden magic to fly and fight–for their country and for themselves–in this riveting debut that’s part Shadow and…

Waiting on Wednesday: A Treason of Thorns

Waiting on Wednesday: A Treason of Thorns A Treason of Thorns Written by Laura E. Weymouth 320 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 10th September 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh’s…

Six for Sunday: Favourite LGBT Books

Six for Sunday: Favourite LGBT Books Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday The theme for this week is favourite LGBT books. As always, when I first heard the theme I worried that I wouldn’t be able to come up with enough books for the prompt, but once I got started I managed it quite…

Book Review: The Antidote (+ Giveaway!)

Book Review: The Antidote The Antidote Written by Shelley Sackier 368 pages Published by Harper Teen Publication date: 5th February 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Magic is not allowed, under any circumstances — even if it could save someone’s life. Instead, there are herbal remedies and traditional techniques that have been painstakingly recorded in lieu of…