Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date:  2 March 2010 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: Paperback Page Count: 341 Source: Own Rating: Before I Fall is basically Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls by way of The Lovely Bones – the tale of bitchy popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, and what happens in the recurring […]

Book Review: Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Publishing Date: June 14 2011 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Paranormal Format: Paperback Page count: 348 My rating: Imaginary Girls is the tale of Chloe and her amazing-for-no-reason older sister Ruby. Ruby has this certain power she can exert over people – she can get them to do whatever she wants, almost like hypnotism – without even trying. […]

Book Review: Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Publishing Date: October 27 2011 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance Format: Paperback Page count: 292 My rating: Carmen Bianchi, world-famous violins child prodigy, is competing for a prestigious prize: a four year performing contract, oodles of cash, and the loan of a violin worth as much as a small country. Probably. It’s worth a ridiculous […]

Book Review: Fury by Shirley Marr

Publisher: Black Dog Books/ Walker Books Publishing Date: May 1 2010 Genre: YA, Contemporary Format: Paperback Page count: 277 My rating: Eliza Boans is sitting in an interview room, confessing to murder. That’s the premise of this book, and it’s totally awesome. We are told the story in a series of flashbacks: when new girl at school Ella joins ‘Lizzie’s […]