andrew shvarts · ARC · book reviews · royal bastards · ya · young adult

ARC Review: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

“What I’m about to show you, Archmagus, will change the course of history.” Royal Bastards was one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. An epic fantasy adventure with a hint of history and a whole lot of magic, Andrew Shvarts debut was a wild, hilarious ride that I could not put down. The novel… Continue reading ARC Review: Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

ARC · book reviews · karen m. mcmanus · one of us is lying · ya · young adult

ARC Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

“Everybody’s got secrets,” he says. “Right?” Thank you very much to Penguin Random House UK Children’s for providing a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. I am still reeling from the perfection that was this book. One of Us is Lying is a refreshing take on the YA contemporary/mystery, loosely inspired… Continue reading ARC Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

controversy · essay · kiera drake · the continent · ya · young adult

Racism in Young Adult Fiction: Analysing The Continent Controversy, and more

This essay was originally an evaluation of a controversy that I had to write for my publishing class at university. Because it is important and a big issue within the YA community at the moment, I thought I would post my essay on my blog. This was only a 2000 word essay for class, but… Continue reading Racism in Young Adult Fiction: Analysing The Continent Controversy, and more

a court of wings and ruin · ACOWAR · book reviews · sarah j. maas · ya · young adult

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

“It is a new world, and we must decide how we are to end this old one and begin it anew.” To invoke Ross Geller, I think Sarah J. Maas and I need to go on a break. A Court of Wings and Ruin is perhaps the most highly anticipated novel of 2017. I know… Continue reading Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas