A Gathering Of Shadows | Book Review

Title: A Gathering Of Shadows Author: V E Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #2 Publisher: Tor Books Publishing Date: 26th February 2016 Whilst I do try to make sure my reviews don’t have any spoilers in them, this review does contain mentions of events in the first book, so if you haven’t read it I […]

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares | Book Review

Title: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Author: Krystal Suthderland Series: N/A Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Publishing Date: 5th September 2017 When I took A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares out of the library I was expecting a rather trashy, stereotypical teen book, with underdeveloped, 2-D characters and a cliché plot, […]

A Darker Shade Of Magic | Book Review

Title: A Darker Shade Of Magic Author: V E Schwab Series: Shades of Magic #1 Publisher: Tor Books Publishing Date: 24th February 2015 I must begin by saying that the first time I read A Darker Shade of Magic I wasn’t that impressed. I thought it to be decent and even good when the story […]

Attachments | Book Review

Title: Attachments Author: Rainbow Rowell Series: n/a Publisher: Dutton Adult Publishing Date: 14th April 2011 “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you…” Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves […]

Scythe | Book Review

Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman Series: Arc of a Scythe Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Publishing Date: 22nd November 2016 I decided to read Scythe by Neal Shusterman based on its cover, and whilst this is a very superficial reason, it payed off, and has been one of the best reads I’ve had […]

Optimists Die First | Book Review

Optimists Die First is a YA novel by Susin Nielsen which follows a cynical teenage girl, Petula, who suffers from grief over her dead sister and, as a result, believes death is around every corner. This cynicism, she believes, is a good thing and will prevent an early death for herself. Petula goes to an […]