A little while ago, I read a little book called Harrow Lake - and it kept me up at night, searching the shadows for strange figures and listening out for the sound of jitterbugs. That book has stayed with me ever since. So when a brand new release from the same author appeared in my … Continue reading Blog Tour: Wicked Little Deeds by Kat Ellis!
Happy Pride Month! 🥳🏳️🌈 What better time to put together a list of some LGBTQ+ reads that you can find in your local YA section?! I'm finally back with another instalment of the Best of YA! With my work as a Children’s Bookseller, with a focus on YA, I’m always looking at new releases and new … Continue reading Best of YA: LGBTQ+ Representation!
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 received a free eARC of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices! In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for … Continue reading Review: Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite ed. Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C Parker
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
Working as a Children’s Bookseller, with a focus on YA, means that I’m constantly having to look at new releases and new trends and what’s currently popular – and I LOVE IT! Having a good knowledge of what books are on offer mean that I can offer the best recommendations possible to any customers who … Continue reading Best of YA: Horror!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: Cadmus has been scholar Tullus's slave since he was a baby - his master is the only family he knows. But when Tullus disappears and a slave girl called Tog arrives with a secret message, Cadmus's life is turned upside down. … Continue reading Review: In the Shadow of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling
Blurb: Dark, dangerous things happen around the Hollow sisters. Ever since they disappeared as children - only to reappear a month later, with no memory of what had happened to them - odd, eerie occurrences follow in their wake. When Grey, the eldest, goes missing again, Iris and Vivi are left to figure out the mystery … Continue reading Review: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland