Tag: 2015 reads

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
All Fall Down by Ally Carter Review: Not About Spies

All Fall Down by Ally Carter Review: Not About Spies

There is one thing I need to say about this book: All Fall Down is not about spies, political espionage or global conspiracy. These things are over-emphasised based on its setting of foreign embassies. What it’s actually about, is a girl suffering from PTSD after witnessing her mother’s murder 10 years ago who clearly needs closure. There is a […]

February 9, 2015 | 46 Comments
Golden Son by Pierce Brown Review: Bloodydamn Epic

Golden Son by Pierce Brown Review: Bloodydamn Epic

The Golden Son is amazing, transcending the brutality and the warfare in Red Rising, and making it so much more epic. It’s filled with twists, turns, deeper world building and an exhilarating game of political infiltration, and I loved every minute of it. While Red Rising was about gaining trust of the Golds and the war games of the […]

February 4, 2015 | 40 Comments
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Review: Snowy problematic thriller

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Review: Snowy problematic thriller

Black Ice is a chilling thriller set in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. After reading Hush, Hush, the first book I’ve ever wanted to throw across the room, I thought I’d give Becca Fitzpatrick another chance in a different genre. Black Ice had a thrilling, foreboding atmosphere, with Britt and Korbie hiking through the mountains […]

January 21, 2015 | 74 Comments
The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

Fearless has an awesome premise, where soldiers injected with a serum cause them to lack empathy or fear and have therefore taken over the world. After loving ACID, a twisty standalone dystopian with a badass main character, I was looking forward to finding out what this one had in store. Fearless wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It starts […]

January 14, 2015 | 41 Comments