Category: YA

Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks

Flora Banks is 17, but in her head she thinks she’s 10. That’s because she has no short term memory. She had a tumour removed from her brain when she was 11 and it took her ability to form new memories with it. Flora lives by the notes she has written on her arms, post-its […]

Posted January 11, 2017


Review: Welcome To Nowhere

Review: Welcome To Nowhere

I hadn’t ever read any of Elizabeth Laird’s work prior to picking up Welcome To Nowhere. I’ve been meaning to, but just haven’t got to them yet. Now that I’ve read Welcome To Nowhere I intend to bump her other work up my TBR! Although this is a work of fiction, it draws upon the […]

Posted January 11, 2017


Review: RoseBlood

Review: RoseBlood

RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera retelling. Let me start by saying that although I’m familiar with the Phantom story, I’m by no means a ‘Phan’. However, the premise of this book captured my attention and I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC by the publisher. Yes, this is the same A.G. […]

Posted January 10, 2017


Review: Gemina

Review: Gemina

    Ok, first things first, this is the second book in The Illuminae Files series. If you haven’t read book one, Illuminae, then check out my post about it or just go and read the book itself. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Either way, if you haven’t read Illuminae then stop reading this right […]

Posted October 5, 2016


Review: Kids of Appetite

Review: Kids of Appetite

  Vic’s best friend was his Dad. His Dad seemed to ‘get’ Moebius syndrome and Vic’s life with it, but he’s been dead for the past two years. Vic’s Mum seems to be trying to move on with her life. It’s her moving on that prompts Vic to do something he’s been unable to do […]

Posted September 21, 2016


Review: Every Falling Star

Review: Every Falling Star

Last year I read In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park (I’m kicking myself that I didn’t review it on the blog), the story of her life and escape from North Korea and everything she had to do to stay alive. I subsequently thrust a copy into the hands of friends and family, however it […]

Posted September 10, 2016


Review: Girl Detached

Review: Girl Detached

The synopsis for Girl Detached drew me in immediately but if I’m honest it was the fact that this book was banned in Italy made me want to read it all the more. Alek is a 16 year old girl. Until now she has lived with her Grandmother, but following her Gran’s death she is […]

Posted September 1, 2016


Review: Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Review: Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom

Amnesty International have teamed up with Walker Books and numerous bestselling authors to publish a compilation of stories and poems that explore human rights. Within the pages of this book,¬†you’ll find poems and short stories addressing a huge range of issues from race, identity, exploitation and bullying, to slavery, refugees, beliefs and FGM. This little […]

Posted August 4, 2016