Book review – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Published: May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Children Format: Hardcover Pages: 416 Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in […]

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Book review – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart Published: September 5th 2017 by Delacorte Press Format: Hardcover Pages: 264 From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel–the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be […]

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ARC review – More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer Published: March 6th 2018 – Bloomsbury Children’s Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 416 Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood […]

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Book review – They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera Published: September 5th 2017 – HarperTeen Format: Audiobook Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of […]

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Book review – The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne Published: August 9th, 2016 – Piatkus Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 384 NEMESIS (n)  1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She prides herself […]

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Book review: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he’s doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at […]

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Book review: Unteachable by Elliot Wake (Leah Raeder)

UNTEACHABLE by Elliot Wake (formerly Leah Raeder) Published: March 24th 2014 (Atria) Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 320 Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, […]

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Book review: The Treatment by C. L. Taylor

THE TREATMENT by C. L. Taylor Published: October 19th 2017 (HQ Young Adult) Format: Kindle e-book Pages: 384 “You have to help me. We’re not being reformed. We’re being brainwashed.” All sixteen year old Drew Finch wants is to be left alone. She’s not interested in spending time with her mum and stepdad and when her disruptive fifteen year […]

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2017 in books

It is with little pride that I write this first blog post on my revived blog. 2017 was not a great reading year for me. That’s a bit of an understatement – I just went through a mental list of books I read this year and I’m not sure I can even think of 10 […]

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