Tag: bloomsbury

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas Review: Electricity Boy & German Daredevil

Because You’ll Never Meet Me is a charming story of two penpals with unusual conditions – Ollie who is allergic to electricity, and Moritz, who has no eyes and needs a pacemaker for his heart. I’m glad I was warned this was speculative fiction – because it would have been a bit hard to believe otherwise! The […]

July 20, 2015 | 47 Comments
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski Review: Bigger and Better

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski Review: Bigger and Better

You know that feeling you get when you reach the end of a book and expel a satisfied, warm and happy breath? That was me upon finishing The Winner’s Crime, despite the cliffhanger ending which left everything in an unresolved state. This has been a year of amazing sequels, with The Winner’s Crime building upon the foundation of the […]

March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #4 – Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan & Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Contemporary YA Reviews #4 – Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan & Red at Night by Katie McGarry

I can’t help but feel I’m in the wrong age group for Flirty Dancing. It’s incredibly light and fluffy, and with the main character Bea being only 14, I’d take a guess that it’s aimed towards the younger YA spectrum (of which I am nowhere near). It took me a few goes of picking up this book, […]

December 18, 2014 | 29 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #3 : The Protected by Claire Zorn & Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossnan

Contemporary YA Reviews #3 : The Protected by Claire Zorn & Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossnan

Why did it take me this long to pick up a Claire Zorn book? The Protected was so fantastic, I read it in one sitting. The Protected covers really subject matter in a relatable manner that makes us not only emphasise with Hannah and the pain that she is going through, but really understand where she is coming […]

October 20, 2014 | 40 Comments
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Review: Getting more than you bargained for

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Review: Getting more than you bargained for

The Winner’s Curse occurs when you outbid everyone by an exorbitant amount, which means your loss was more than your gain. This was an interesting concept that was carried out throughout the novel, as Kestral gets a lot more than she bargained for when she bids on a slave. Don’t come into this book expecting […]

July 9, 2014 | 62 Comments
Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon Review: Blame the government for everything

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon Review: Blame the government for everything

If you enjoy being told one very repetitive message throughout a book, only to have the heroine backflip and go against everything she believes in the last few pages, then go ahead and pick up this book. For everyone else however, you have been warned. Take Back the Skies has a very feminist message throughout, with […]

June 20, 2014 | 54 Comments