Category: Reviews

Paperweight by Meg Haston Review: All the Sad Things

Paperweight by Meg Haston Review: All the Sad Things

Deep, heavy and depressing, Paperweight certainly packed a punch when it came to the feels. I picked this up, knowing it was about a girl suffering from an eating disorder, but little did I know, the multiple triggers the book would cover. Grief, physical and emotional abuse, suicide, depression, toxic friendships, negative body image, drinking and family […]

August 3, 2015 | 50 Comments
Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep is not an easy read. But schizophrenia is not an easily understood illness. The book outlines the delusions, anxiety and paranoia which a schizophrenia sufferer experiences, at their worst, and it serves as a confronting and elegant look into a feared and misunderstood mental illness. I’m a big fan of books that tackle mental illness sensitively […]

July 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
Hexed by Michael Alen Nelson Review: My Kind of YA Urban Fantasy

Hexed by Michael Alen Nelson Review: My Kind of YA Urban Fantasy

I’m a big fan of the urban fantasy genre with it’s kick ass heroines, nonstop action and supernatural elements, and Hexed is a YA urban fantasy that did not disappoint! Hexed features a thief with a mission – to recover a missing girl kidnapped by supernatural forces. Not to be mistaken with the devil, Lucifer is a smart, resourceful […]

July 27, 2015 | 43 Comments
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Review: Moving on after suicide

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Review: Moving on after suicide

There’s been an influx of YA books about suicide lately, and I was skeptical about picking this one up after reading I Was Here and All the Bright Places. But The Last Time We Say Goodbye set itself apart with the authenticity of Lexxie’s feelings and character relationships, and I’m really glad I read it. If there’s anything that really stood out, it was […]

March 18, 2015 | 30 Comments