Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

I totally missed the hype train on this (courtesy of being a fringe blogger and not active on social media). Sawkill Girls was a creepy, atmospheric YA horror (didn’t realise that for a while, my bad!) about a literal bogeyman that hunts and devours teenage girls on a lonely island called Sawkill Rock (I think […]

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

How We Roll was a sweet, short little book I read in a few hours in the early hours of the morning one night when I couldn’t sleep. It tells a story of self-acceptance from the point of view of a teen girl with alopecia, and her unlikely but endearing and bumpy friendship with a […]

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

After I read The Cheerleaders, I was pretty certain I’d enjoy other Kara Thomas YA mystery/thrillers, so I quickly found Little Monsters available on audiobook at my local library. I was right. I did enjoy Little Monsters a heck of a lot. Thomas has an awesome ability to realistically plot her mysteries to the point […]

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

I was so intrigued to read this book because it hinted that the deaths of 5 girls on the cheerleading team within a few months of each other was suspicious, and for some reason I was super keen to read about this mystery. I’m not normally into contemporary thrillers/mysteries, so I was surprised at how […]

Sorceress (Spellcaster #3) by Claudia Gray

I was lucky enough that this entire series was available on audiobook at my local library (except the novella, which was available as an ebook), and that’s the primary reason I wanted to listen to it. To be able to get through an entire series on audio, well that’s one of my bookworm dreams. So […]

Steadfast (Spellcaster #2) by Claudia Gray

I’ve been really sick – as in bedbound sick – and I don’t really feel like writing a lengthy review for this audiobook, so I’ll keep it brief: For a sequel, it didn’t feel like filler. I felt like every character moved forward, and the plot was original and engaging. I loved watching the relationships […]

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

I really enjoyed Spellcaster by Claudia Gray, narrated on audio by Khristine Hvam. It’s about a teen witch called Nadia who has had her supernatural training interrupted by her mother’s sudden departure from her family, which leaves Nadia, her little brother Cole, and her Dad reeling, and moving to the quaint little Rhode Island town […]

Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray

This book has everything I’ve grown to love and adore about The Diviners: a supernatural Scooby gang, spooky atmosphere, scary villains, awesome language (I nearly said ‘Everything copacetic?’ to a colleague the other day). It’s confronting: there’s racism, attempted rape, domestic abuse, homophobia, and all kinds of bigotry that make me really mad, but all […]

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens was a parody/spoof/comedy book, based on the concept of a plane full of teenage beauty pageant contestants crash landing on a deserted island and how they survive that. Think of a comedy version of Lord of the Flies, but with girls. I like clever parodies, and I really enjoyed Beauty Queens. It was […]