Blurb When three very different siblings, Fern, Rowan and Willow, go home for a Christmas reunion at their family home in Edinburgh, it's not long before some VERY BIG SECRETS threaten their cosy holiday ...The McAllister house on Arboretum Road has seen 120 Christmases since its completion.This year, FERN is bringing her gorgeous boyfriend home … Continue reading Review: Stay Another Day by Juno Dawson.
Blurb A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes for his acting dream and staying true to himself in this moving, thought-provoking YA novel from the acclaimed author of Stay Gold. Aspiring actor August Greene just landed a coveted spot at the prestigious School of Performing Arts in New York. There’s only … Continue reading Review: Act Cool by Tobly McSmith
Blurb Hello! My name is Edie Eckhart and I’m eleven years old. I’m a little bit different. I have a disability called cerebral palsy, so I talk slowly and fall over a lot. It’s never really bothered me because I’ve never known anything else. Edie Eckhart is Excited with a capital E to start secondary … Continue reading Review: The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones
Blurb Two people. Infinite lifetimes. One impossible choice.Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter intertwines their fates. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit—someone who shares their insatiable curiosity, who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt. Only days later, though, … Continue reading Review: Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey.
Blurb Freddie has a reputation as a ‘nice guy’ – inoffensive, sweet, kind – and therefore completely un-dateable. As he starts sixth form, Freddie decides that this nice guy isn’t going to finish last any more. No more missing out on parties because he’s got to do his homework. No more saying no when he … Continue reading Review: You’re the One That I Want by Simon James Green.
Blurb Lucy and Tony share nothing except genes. Tony’s the champion diver destined for greatness. Lucy’s biggest concern is getting Cute Guy from the burger joint to ask her out.After an accident kills their parents, the siblings are forced to rely on one another—and decide whether to reveal their secrets.Lucy can’t tell Tony what she … Continue reading Review: Chasing The Taillights by Kate Larkindale.
Blurb Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one … Continue reading Review: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender.
Between Perfect and Real is a wonderful YA novel about a trans boy finding himself. So many topics and themes are covered in this book. We have the usual YA plotlines of teen angst, romantic relationships, friendships, gaining more independence, planning for the future, and trying to understand the world not only for yourself but … Continue reading Review: Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve.
I was lucky to be granted an e-arc of Anya’s debut novel Queen of All from Zenith Press on NetGalley. A fantasy novel is outside of my usual reading preferences, but I was pleasantly surprised, and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I found out Anya began writing the book at just twelve years old, I instantly … Continue reading Author Q&A: Anya Josephs
Wow. If you are looking for a murder mystery thriller that keeps you guessing till the very end this is it! I have been a fan of this author's YA novels and so initially was shocked at some of the language and content (had to remind myself this is a book for adults)! I was … Continue reading Review: Killing Jericho by Will Harker