Love From Scratch by Amy Hutton

When I read the blurb for Love From Scratch, I instantly fell in love with the idea of this flashy, confident, golden retriever movie star hero and this ‘grumpy’, reserved, black cat heroine. And I’m so pleased that from the very opening line, I fell head over heels for Love From Scratch and loved every […]

Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

I was initially drawn to this book because it was about forbidden elemental-based magic. By all accounts, Bree was a normal child brought up by her father, having been told that her mother died in childbirth, and she was kept ignorant of her father’s complicated past. Bree and her father ran a pub or a […]

The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

I’m giving this five stars even though I didn’t love it as much as The Dead Romantics because I do love Ashley Poston, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this book and many, many things that were very good. However I think that the reason I didn’t love it as much as The Dead Romantics […]

Vigilante by Kady Cross

The thing about this book, about a girl who is sick of people being sexually assaulted by their peers, is that the main character was already super-capable before the book even started. And because of that, she reminded me too much of other super-capable (read: boring) heroines like Celeana Sardothian, so tough that no one […]

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

I quite enjoyed A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell, who I followed on Twitter even before she announced her book deal. I was drawn to the concept of the creepy forest, and yes, to be honest I was also drawn to a book that dared to put a fat character front and centre, […]

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

I have never before in my life skipped parts of a book and still finished. This book was such a conundrum! The good parts were enjoyable, but I literally skipped some boring parts and didn’t miss anything. There were a lot of points of view in this novel. And I mean, like, the blurb doesn’t […]

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

This book is about a young girl discovering her power when she breaks the rules to ‘get back’ at bullies. The story is about a 14 year old Canadian girl Stevie from a ‘broken’ home – her dad left when she was 12, although sometimes the timelines and flashbacks will have you guessing about the […]

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