Category: Reviews

Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

This Aussie YA read is a mix between psychological thriller and dystopian, and I’m glad I ended up sticking through the series with Reckoning. Pan has learnt to harness her abilities for the greater good, convincing the student body that they need to escape. She really grows in her confidence and her ability to convince people, and I liked […]

Paperweight by Meg Haston Review: All the Sad Things

Paperweight by Meg Haston Review: All the Sad Things

Deep, heavy and depressing, Paperweight certainly packed a punch when it came to the feels. I picked this up, knowing it was about a girl suffering from an eating disorder, but little did I know, the multiple triggers the book would cover. Grief, physical and emotional abuse, suicide, depression, toxic friendships, negative body image, drinking and family […]

August 3, 2015 | 50 Comments
Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep by Neal Schusterman Review: Diving into Schizophrenia

Challenger Deep is not an easy read. But schizophrenia is not an easily understood illness. The book outlines the delusions, anxiety and paranoia which a schizophrenia sufferer experiences, at their worst, and it serves as a confronting and elegant look into a feared and misunderstood mental illness. I’m a big fan of books that tackle mental illness sensitively […]

July 29, 2015 | 44 Comments
Hexed by Michael Alen Nelson Review: My Kind of YA Urban Fantasy

Hexed by Michael Alen Nelson Review: My Kind of YA Urban Fantasy

I’m a big fan of the urban fantasy genre with it’s kick ass heroines, nonstop action and supernatural elements, and Hexed is a YA urban fantasy that did not disappoint! Hexed features a thief with a mission – to recover a missing girl kidnapped by supernatural forces. Not to be mistaken with the devil, Lucifer is a smart, resourceful […]

July 27, 2015 | 43 Comments
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Review: Moving on after suicide

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Review: Moving on after suicide

There’s been an influx of YA books about suicide lately, and I was skeptical about picking this one up after reading I Was Here and All the Bright Places. But The Last Time We Say Goodbye set itself apart with the authenticity of Lexxie’s feelings and character relationships, and I’m really glad I read it. If there’s anything that really stood out, it was […]

March 18, 2015 | 30 Comments