Blurb: Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in his diverse art school, because of a biased system he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated. Then, one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighbourhood escalates into tragedy. 'Boys just being boys' turns out to only be true when those boys are … Continue reading Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Blurb: Best friends Evie, Krista and Willow are just trying to make it through their mid-twenties in New York. They're regular girls, making their way on the corporate ladder, making sense of online dating and making rent. Until they come across Pretty, a magic tincture that makes them, well... gorgeous. Like, supermodel, drop-dead, beautiful. Who could … Continue reading Review: The Regulars by Georgia Clark
If you're a YA contemporary romance fan, there's no doubt that you know exactly who Nicola Yoon is. When I saw the opportunity to get my hands on this book a little early, I jumped at it full of excitement, and it most certainly didn't disappoint! Here are my thoughts on Yoon's new novel, Instructions … Continue reading Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon!
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Harri and her best friends worship Half Light - an internationally famous boyband. When frontman Frankie is arrested on suspicion of murdering his oldest friend Evan, Harri feels like her world's about to fall apart. But quickly she realises … Continue reading Review: The Boyband Murder Mystery by Ava Eldred
TW: mention of rape, child abuse and neglect I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Here's the thing about being Inside. Ain't no one believes that they are. Pretty stupid, as there are clues just about all over. Feed rattling down pipes from somewhere else. That dirty … Continue reading Review: Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes
TW: discussion of rape, kidnap, sexual assault Blurb: A stranger took Amy and Dee as children and gave them new names. Now at sixteen and called Chelsea, Amy has returned. Dressed in purple and clutching a plastic doll, she refuses to answer questions but locked inside her is the truth. How did she survive? Why did … Continue reading Review: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G Thompson
Who can turn down the chance to read anything by YA whiz, Becky Albertalli when it turns up in your inbox?? I know I can't so as soon as I came across her brand new novel, I pounced! Here's what I thought of the latest offering, Kate in Waiting... Huge thanks, as always, go to … Continue reading Blog Tour: Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli!
TW: discussion of abuse, assault, rape and sexual assault I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Last year, Ollie Morcombe was a star pupil, popular and a gifted musician. Then, after the accident, everything changed. Now he's an outcast, a prime target of the school bullies who … Continue reading Review: Last Lesson by James Goodhand
Blurb: Fourteen-year-old Jacob has won a once-in-a-lifetime chance to appear in a Hollywood movie. But when he misses his flight in Chicago and catches the Greyhound to LA he meets Jennifer... and the real trouble starts. Jennifer is on the run, carrying a mysterious package, and Jacob soon finds himself her unlikely partner in crime on … Continue reading Review: That Time I Got Kidnapped by Tom Mitchell
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: The only thing seventeen-year-old gymnast Audrey Lee dreams about is swinging her way to Olympic glory. Nothing is going to stop her, not even the agony in her back. Every spasm and ache will be worth it once she had … Continue reading Review: Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli