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Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Contemporary YA Reviews #5: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart & A Small Madness by Diane Touchell

Feminism is an important topic, especially for those who unknowingly reinforce these gender stereotypes without realising how it impacts societal attitudes. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks features a character who believes she is feminist, but this is not a feminist book. She found herself to be a talented tail – as if her years of meek inconsequentiality […]

February 17, 2015 | 35 Comments
Series Review: Pandora Jones Admission & Deception by Barry Jonsberg

Series Review: Pandora Jones Admission & Deception by Barry Jonsberg

Where a deadly virus sweeps out the human race and teenagers who are immune are saved and trained for survival, Pandora Jones Admission sounds like your typical post-apocalyptic scenario. It’s actually much more than that, as a blend of post-apocalyptic, thriller and mystery. Pandora was a bit hard to warm to at times as a fairly average teenager, with the power […]

December 8, 2014 | 26 Comments
The Thousand Dollar Tan-Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review: We Want More Logan!

The Thousand Dollar Tan-Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham Review: We Want More Logan!

This makes me miss Veronica Mars so bad. It was one of my favourite shows when it first came out and I just loved the snarky blonde detective and the handsome bad boy Logan *googly eyes*. Thankfully, after the success of the kickstarter for the movie, it seems like fans really want more Veronica Mars. There’s […]

November 28, 2014 | 21 Comments
Blog Tour & Review: Cooper Bartholomew Is Dead by Rebecca James

Blog Tour & Review: Cooper Bartholomew Is Dead by Rebecca James

Jeann’s Thoughts  Psychological thrillers are one of my favourites – and each and every one of Rebecca James’ novels have been flawless in that respect. They feature characters from the much overlooked demographic of university students, but these NA books are not your typical NA romance. Cooper Bartholomew is Dead is told through five different people who […]

September 2, 2014 | 48 Comments
The Diviners by Libba Bray Review: 1920’s New York with the Occult

The Diviners by Libba Bray Review: 1920’s New York with the Occult

Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle series is one of my favourites, for its vivid blend of Victorian noir, historical fiction, and fantasy. The Diviners swept me away in a world of modern beauty, set in 1920’s New York full of speakeasies, flapper girls, and the occult. From the buildings, places, fashion and pastime activities, to the speech […]

April 16, 2014 | 52 Comments
The Last Girl & The Last Shot by Michael Adams Reviews: Thought Provoking Aussie YA

The Last Girl & The Last Shot by Michael Adams Reviews: Thought Provoking Aussie YA

Today I review two Aussie YA reads, The Last Girl and The Last Shot which is a dystopian set in Sydney. These books are currently only available in Australia at the moment but with enough interest, hopefully overseas! The Last Girl by Michael Adams Published by Allen & Unwin on October 1, 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Source: Publisher The end of […]

ARC Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – A classical otherworldly romance

ARC Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – A classical otherworldly romance

I came into These Broken Stars thinking it was going to be a sci-fi story, but instead it was a classic romance, with a heavy survival focus. Tarver and Lilac first meet on a ship called the Icarus, where he’s drawn to her sharpness and good looks and she’s bemused by his lack of knowledge […]

December 2, 2013 | 44 Comments