Book Reviews

Review: Unbecoming by Jenny Downham

ISBN: 9781910200643 Publisher: David Fickling Books Source: Uncorrected proof copy from publisher I was so excited to hear that Jenny Downham was bringing out a new book after fully enjoying her previous work and 'Unbecoming' is everything I hoped it... Continue Reading →


Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780141357034 Source: Uncorrected proof Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting... Continue Reading →

Review: Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

Publication date: 3rd September 2015 Publisher: Quercus Publishing ISBN: 9781784295868 Source: uncorrected proof It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is... Continue Reading →

Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I was so excited when I heard that there would be a new Patrick Ness book this summer, and I emailed Walker Books who kindly sent me a proof copy! ISBN: 9781406331165 Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks... Continue Reading →

Review: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers ISBN: 9780552571302 Source: Uncorrected proof copy from publisher (thank you!) It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life... Continue Reading →

Review: Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

Publisher: Usbourne ISBN: 9781409590309 Source: Bought it! All Evie wants is to be normal. And now that she's almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the-girl-who-went-nuts, there's only one thing left to... Continue Reading →

Review: We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

ISBN: 9781783442324 Publisher: Andersen Press Publication date: 30/4/15 Source: Proof Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have... Continue Reading →

Review: No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary

Publication date: 23/4/15 Publisher: Headline ISBN: 9781472207722 Source: Bookbridgr From the Richard and Judy bestselling author Sarah Hilary. The phenomenal Marnie Rome returns in the outstanding follow up to the critically acclaimed SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN. Two young boys. Trapped underground... Continue Reading →

Review: Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Publication date: 7/4/15 Publisher: Penguin Books ISBN: 9780141356099 Source: proof copy Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of the most talked about YA releases of the year so far, and with good reason. Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers... Continue Reading →

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