Tag: young adult

Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

Rosemarked Review: Quiet YA Fantasy That Deserves More Love!

While I enjoyed this author’s previous work, Midnight Thief, which you can find my review here, Rosemarked was on another level. Readers can really tell how much Blackburne’s writing has grown as she continues to write in-depth stories with a multitude of characters. In Rosemarked, we follow the first-person POV’s of Zivah and Dineas, both […]

December 5, 2017 | 7 Comments
This Mortal Coil Review: A thrill-ride of science, hacking & zombies

This Mortal Coil Review: A thrill-ride of science, hacking & zombies

When a deadly virus takes over the world, what do humans do to combat it? With the help of gene therapy, biotechnology and DNA manipulation, Catarina’s dad has created a cure to save the world from being infected. It takes a lot to surprise a zombie aficionado such as myself, but This Mortal Coil definitely surprised me, […]

December 2, 2017 | 8 Comments
Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

Here We Are Now Review: Had Me Thinking “Are We There Yet?”

The best word that I can use to describe Here We Are Now is ‘disappointing’. I absolutely loved Jasmine Warga’s debut novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and was highly anticipating this second novel. Sadly, it failed to hit the emotional heights of her debut novel and didn’t really live up to the good concept of the book. […]

November 30, 2017 | 9 Comments
LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

LoveOzYA Reviews: Take Three Girls & In the Dark Spaces

Today I’m covering two #LoveOzYA books that I’ve recently read – one about a sci-fi hostage situation, and the other about feminism and empowerment against cyber bullying. I recently talked about them on the OZYAY segment on ABC Radio, which you can listen in on here. Enjoy the reviews! It’s easy for online trolls to […]

November 11, 2017 | 8 Comments
Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Renegades Review: Superheroes and Villains with (Not So) Secret Identities

Set in a world wrought with high crime and anarchy, Renegades features a corrupt world where superheroes reign. Deemed to fight crime and to be the hope of the people, the renegades seek to defeat the villains, also called Anarchists. The book features my favourite topics of all time – superheroes, shades of good vs […]

November 9, 2017 | 19 Comments
The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

The Language of Thorns Review: Dark Twists on Classic Fairytales

Ever read a fairy tale and thought…that’s not really a lesson I want to teach my kids? Well here you have The Language of Thorns, one that modernises classic fairytales and adds in unexpected, darker twists that are real dangers today. From unexpected predators, to questionable morals, oppressive males and enemies hiding from within, all of these dangers […]

November 7, 2017 | 17 Comments