BOOK REVIEW: No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

Format: Paperback, ARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity …

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Format: Hardback, giveaway prize Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a …

BOOK REVIEW: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Format: Hardback – purchased Links: Amazon UK | Goodreads Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from …

GUEST POST: Should we give authors 1 star reviews? by M.L Sparrow

Today I have a really interesting a food for thought guest post all about whether reviewers should give authors 1 star reviews for their books. I can imagine this topic will cause some divide and a mix of opinions and that’s great – as long as we all respect each others’ individual opinion! Yu can …

Why 13 Reasons Why is f***ing important and you should go and watch it now 

The world has been taken by storm with the new season, “13 Reasons Why” which was released on Netflix earlier this month. Based on the book by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why is about Hannah, who has committed suicide and has left behind tape recordings for her old friend, Clay, with the 13 reasons why …

Guest Post: Why It’s Important to Talk About Mental Health in YA

Young Adult novels aren’t just popular with teenagers, but with adults and pre-teens alike. For many younger readers, books are one way they learn about life – about relationships, sex, family issues, sexuality and gender… And with YA novels covering such a broad range of topics (including a wide variety of genres, protagonists, and diverse …

Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author: John Green & David Levithan Publisher: Penguin Blurb: Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and Iives intertwine. It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, …

Book Review: Love Always, Kate by D. Nichole King

Dear Diary, Leukaemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is. The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again. I have three options: 1. Another round of chemo. 2. A super-new experimental drug. 3. …

Book Review: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child Series #2) by Stephanie Keyes

  Here is all the information you’ll need about the upcoming tour for The Fallen Stars the second book in Stephanie Keye’s Star Child series. Title: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child series #2) Author: Stephanie Keyes Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Blurb: When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision. Kellen …

Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

What it’s about: Leonard Peacock is turning 18. And he wants to say goodbye. Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific. Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend for himself. But to his four friends. A Humphrey Bogart-obsessed neighbour. …