Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

SUMMARY Conor’s been having the nightmare ever since his mum got sick, but when the monster shows up, it’s not the one he’s expecting, and it wants something he’s not willing to give… CHARACTER I don’t read many books by male authors, but Conor is one of the more believable boy characters I’ve read. He’s […]

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

SUMMARY Sydney and Adrian search for a kidnapped Jill but are sidetracked by various obstacles. Someone’s out to get revenge on Sydney while Adrian tries to limit his magic use. WORLDBUILDING What can I say about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy world that I haven’t said before? I’m taken with it. Smitten. If a fake world […]

Book Review: Unwanted by Amanda Holohan

Book Review: Unwanted by Amanda Holohan

Once upon a time there was a badass warrior who had been trained her whole life to protect her walled city from outside invaders. She passed her test and was about to graduate when she did something really really stupid that caught the attention of the rebels. Or course, this made her super special, and […]

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

SUMMARY Everyone wants to kill Yelena, and she’s hunted some kind of fire demon from hell whilst trying to bring peace to both Sitia and Ixia and finding her true calling as a Soulfinder. WORLDBUILDING I’m not sure what more there is to say of worldbuilding that spans the entire series, but I can say […]

Book Review: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

SUMMARY Yelena has arrived in Sitia and is immediately swept into family politics, magician politics, and a serial killer plot as she reconnects with her parents, learns to control her magic, and tries to keep the peace between the factions bristling for war. WORLDBUILDING I love Snyder’s world, although I did miss the order and […]

Page to Screen: My Poison Study Dream Cast

Page to Screen: My Poison Study Dream Cast

  I’ve already read and reviewed this book in 2012 so rather than write a review for this re-read, I’ve decided to post my fantasy cast for a film adaptation.   Yelena: Zoey Deutch Why? Because she’s perfect. She’s tiny with dark features and showed in Vampire Academy that she can handle a lead role. And […]

ARC Book Review: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

ARC Book Review: Soulprint by Megan Miranda

SUMMARY Alina Chase has been contained her whole life on a private island – cared for, but not cared about. Because she has inherited the soul of a notorious teen criminal, June Calahan. And the world fears June has left instructions for Alina to continue what she started – throwing the world into chaos. WORLDBUILDING […]

ARC Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

ARC Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

SUMMARY All the Bright Places is the story of the relationship between a teen boy suffering from Bipolar II disorder and suicidal tendencies and a girl using her sister’s death as an excuse to shut herself away from the world. It’s being compared to The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and contains many […]

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

SUMMARY Frankie Landau-Banks is somewhat of a rebel, and possibly a criminal mastermind. When she returns to sophomore year at an exclusive private boarding school, she’s determined to become a part of her boyfriend’s all boys’ secret society. Because she’s a) a girl b) a sophomore, and c) the society is a secret she can’t […]

Book Review: Impulse by Vanessa Garden

Book Review: Impulse by Vanessa Garden

SUMMARY Miranda Sun has returned to the underwater city of Marin where her dream boy, the young king Marko, awaits, but somehow her sister Lauren has managed to tag along! With her own agenda, Lauren manages to ruin everything – but the biggest question is why is Marko being so cold towards Miranda? Doesn’t he […]