Tag: young adult fiction

Review: Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber

Read my (LONG overdue) review of Katherine Webber’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart: a beautiful coming of age story about falling apart and putting yourself together again.

Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, by Holly Jackson Pages: 448 Published: 2 May 2019 ⭐️ 5 / 5 I LOVED THIS BOOK. One of my favourites of 2019 and possibly my favourite YA thriller ever – so far anyway. Twists and turns galore, a very likeable protagonist, set in the UK school system(!!-instead of

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Review: One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

One Of Us Is Next, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 382 Published: 9 January 2020 ⭐️ 5 / 5 YEESSSS. I’ve been waiting (very impatiently) for this book ever since it was announced. This is the sequel to Karen M. McManus’s debut novel, One Of Us Is Lying. This, as McManus writes in her acknowledgements,

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Review: The Paper & Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie

The Paper & Hearts Society, by Lucy Powrie Pages: 400 Published: 13 June 2019 ⭐️ 4 / 5 I do not mind admitting that I was very apprehensive before reading this book. I was concerned that yet another YouTube star had managed to infiltrate the book industry purely because an audience virtually guarantees sales. I

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha – book 1)

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo Pages: 352 Published: 5 June 2012 ⭐️ 4 / 5 This book (and the entire series actually) has been on my shelf and my TBR for a long time. I bought all 3 books in the series several years ago and they’ve been sat on my bookshelf ever since.

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Review: Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus

Two Can Keep A Secret, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 336 Published: 10th January 2019 ⭐️ 5 / 5 After reading One Of Us Is Lying, I was excited to read another Karen M. McManus book as soon as possible. I would go as far to say that she is a contender for one of

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Review: One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying, by Karen M. McManus Pages: 368 Published: 1 June 2017 ⭐️ 4 / 5 Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars. Karen M. McManus’s debut novel is an excellent read and if this is the first book she has published, we really are in for a treat in

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Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Legendary, by Stephanie Garber Pages: 432 Published: 29th May 2018 ⭐️ 3 / 5 Welcome, welcome! To the second installment of Caraval (if you know, you know). Those of you who read my last review will know I was left very underwhelmed and hoping that the series greatly improved. My main gripe was that the

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12 Reads of Christmas 2019: Day 10

Let It Snow, John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle “Christmas is never over,unless you want it to be… Christmas is a state of mind.”  – Lauren Myracle, The Patron Saint of Pigs, Let It Snow

Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval, by Stephanie Garber Pages: 416 Published: 31 January 2017 ⭐️ 2.5 / 5 (TW – This book contains themes of abuse and rape) This debut YA fantasy oozes magic and potential. The plot grips from the beginning, with its setting of a magical fantasy island and two sisters who immediately seem to have each

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