book reviews · brodi ashton · cynthia hand · jodi meadows · my plain jane · ya · young adult

ARC Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!) Or… Continue reading ARC Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

becky albertelli · book reviews · f/f · Leah on the offbeat · lgbt · romance · ya · young adult

A book very much “on” beat: Review of Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s… Continue reading A book very much “on” beat: Review of Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Adrienne young · blog tour · sky in the deep · ya · young adult

Pub Day: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – Q&A & Excerpt

Title: Sky in the Deep  Publisher: Wednesday Books / St. Martin’s Press Release Date: April 24, 2018 Genre: Historical fantasy, YA Blurb: As the news cycle broadcasts a new era of fierce feminists, Adrienne Young’s young adult debut novel SKY IN THE DEEP dives right into this feminine power with a ferocious young girl warrior at the forefront. Drawing from… Continue reading Pub Day: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – Q&A & Excerpt

Adrienne young · book reviews · sky in the deep · ya · young adult

ARC Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

“I was the ice on the river. The snow clinging onto the mountainside.” Thank you very much to St Martin’s Press for granting my wish and providing an eARC of the book. If you’re looking for an action-packed novel with a fierce female main character who is multifaceted, and the text is filled with historical… Continue reading ARC Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Alice Oseman · book reviews · heartstopper · m/m · webcomic · ya · young adult

Mini Review: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Yes, I will listen to the rain. I will listen to the mountain bird. Oh, a heartstopper is the solitaire’s one note – high, sweet, lonely, magic. You hold your breath to listen… No… Gone. What was I to say to her? – Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys This. Is. The. Softest. Thing. I’ve. Ever.… Continue reading Mini Review: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

#loveOzYA · book reviews · life in the outer space · Melissa keil · ya · young adult

Review: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil – a #LoveOzYA novel

“I guess some people enter your orbit and get stuck, and there’s nothing either of you can do about it.” Life in Outer Space is one of the cutest and nerdiest books I’ve ever read. This contemporary quickly burrowed its way into my heart within the first few chapters, and, by the end of the novel,… Continue reading Review: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil – a #LoveOzYA novel

ARC · book reviews · tamora pierce · tempests and slaughter · ya · young adult

ARC Review: Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Goodreads rating: ★★★★☆ (4.23) Publisher: Lothian Children’s Books Publication date: February 13th, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, YA Series: The Numair Chronicles #1, Tortall #8  Thank you very much to Hachette Australia for sending me a physical copy of this book! Synopsis  Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by… Continue reading ARC Review: Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce