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Talon by Julie Kagawa Review: Lamest Dragons Ever

Talon by Julie Kagawa Review: Lamest Dragons Ever

Dragons in human form, where did we go wrong? Featuring almost every annoying YA trope ever, from love triangles, to insta-love, to a secret identity hidden amongst humans and a rash whiny heroine, Talon is possibly one of the biggest disappointments I’ve had all year. I picked up Talon having loved Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey spin-off series and Blood […]

December 3, 2014 | 63 Comments
Contemporary YA Reviews #2: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid & Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

Contemporary YA Reviews #2: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid & Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts

Jeann’s Thoughts  Road trips bring about a sense of adventure, exploration, new people and sights. The idea behind Let’s Get Lost is appealing, where a girl sets her sights on a destination and plans on helping people and having adventures along the way. It’s more of a fluffy, fun and adventurous read that isn’t meant […]

September 11, 2014 | 49 Comments
ARC Review: Grim by Christine Johnson Review – Dark and twisted fairy tales

ARC Review: Grim by Christine Johnson Review – Dark and twisted fairy tales

I’ve never read the original Grim fairy tales, but know they are dark, twisted and shocking stories which serve as cautionary tales. This Grim anthology is a refreshing YA twist to many of these stories, recognisable even if you haven’t read the source material, such as the Beauty and the Beast retellings, The Twelfth Princess, […]

February 24, 2014 | 51 Comments
Countdown by Michelle Rowen Review: Reality TV show with psi & artificial intelligence

Countdown by Michelle Rowen Review: Reality TV show with psi & artificial intelligence

Countdown immediately caught my attention due to it’s similarities to Hunger Games, where subscribers tune in to watch a cruel reality TV show involving deaths on screen. However, it wasn’t just a direct copy – it took the main idea and changed it into something new and exciting. Instead of being forced to kill each […]

October 8, 2013 | 24 Comments