Review: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Review: The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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Genres: Young Adult, Romance

Rating: 3 stars

Lennie’s world will never be the same after her older sister Bailey has passed away unexpectedly, leaving poor Lennie at a complete loss. However, a grieving Lennie’s life becomes a lot more complicated with the arrival of charismatic new guy, Joe Fontaine, in addition to some strange and undeniably crazy feelings towards Toby, her sister’s boyfriend. This story shows us how Lennie adjusts to a world without her vibrant and shining sister in it.   Read more

Review: The Auctor Trilogy by T.R. Wolf

Review: The Auctor Trilogy by T.R. Wolf

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Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Rating: 3 stars (3.5 is more accurate!)

Note: I was sent a copy of this story by the author in exchange for an honest review.

After a devastating incident, Adelaide ‘Addie’ Auctor’s comfortable life back in Salem, Massachusetts becomes a thing of the past. In order to stay safe, she must pass an initiation test to get into a secret but prestigious university called The Wicked Cabal. This is no normal university though as it’s specifically for those who perform magic. Off to a jarring start, Initiation proves to be one of the hardest challenges Addie has had to face. It doesn’t help that she’s separated from her brother, Augustus- someone who’s always been her rock and protector. And so with such little experience, and with painful memories so fresh, is passing initiation something Addie can do? Read more

Review: Wondrous by Travis M. Riddle

Review: Wondrous by Travis M. Riddle

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Genres: Fantasy, Magic 

Rating: 3 stars

Note: I was sent a copy of this novel by the author in exchange for an honest review.

One moment, Miles is troubled by the quarrels of his mum and dad floating through to his bedroom. The next, Miles is surrounded by thick violet bushes, being asked whether he’s a spy for the Queen by what appears to be a cross between man and scorpion. Somehow, Miles has ended up in the faraway kingdom of Rompu, completely alone and defenceless but with the help of a friendly Rompun, he’s soon on a journey to not only find his way back home, but to master his emerging elemental abilities, and to help save Rompu from a deadly creature known as the Veratt.

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Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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Genres: Classics, Young Adult 

Rating: 3 stars

Kicked out of school (for the fourth time now) because of his poor grades, Holden Caulfield finds himself in a bit of a predicament when he spontaneously decides to pack his bags but it’s not home he’s headed… no, Holden isn’t ready to face his parents and so, opting to just make do with what money he has saved, readers accompany Holden on what promises to be an odd few days in New York.

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Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

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Series: Throne of Glass #2

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 3 stars

Warning: The end of this review contains spoilers.

In this second instalment of the Throne of Glass series, Celaena Sardothien is working as the King’s Champion. She fulfils her duty by assassinating any threats to the Crown but as she gets caught up in a world of mysterious beings and forbidden magic, it’s not long before she has bigger duties to fulfil. The First Queen of Adarlan herself has asked Celaena to stop an evil that threatens to tear their world in two, but the young assassin is conflicted as to what path she should take. Her life has become a very dangerous game, and one wrong move could ruin everything. Read more

Review: Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Steel Scars by Victoria Aveyard

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Series: Red Queen #0.2

Genres: Novella, Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy

Rating: 3 stars

Warning: Contains spoilers for Red Queen and Glass Sword.

This prequel is narrated by Diane Farley, captain of the Scarlet Guard which is the revolutionary group that is currently fighting for change in a world where Silvers reign superior, and for the equality and fair treatment of Reds. This novella takes place prior to and during the events of Red Queen and so not only was it interesting to get to read the story from a different perspective, but it was nice to be able to peer into the world of such a secret organisation. Read more