The Institute by Stephen King: Pretty damn incredible

The Institute by Stephen King is one of the best books I have read in years. It spans multiple genres, has a diverse character spread with excellent development and a very unique plot. I loved that this wasn't your typical 'government lock superhero children away' narrative, as the experimentation and reasoning behind it actually made... Continue Reading →

#Crossfire by Malorie Blackman: what a wait!

Anybody who grew up reading the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman will know and understand how I felt going into Crossfire. I was nervous, excited and anxious all while anticipating what more she could have pulled out of this world and I have not been disappointed. I'm going to keep this review short... Continue Reading →

The Twisted Tree: A horrifying Norse tale

The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge is a fantastic horror/ghost story based on Norse mythology. Burge's incredible use of setting, atmosphere and language makes you feel engulfed in Nordic winter screaming to get out. Although this is marked as a young adult novella, if you removed the small romantic element, it would read as an... Continue Reading →

Aaru: An adventurous world

Aaru by David Meredith is a unique creation which I enjoyed reading this week. The characters are well crafted and I cared about them all, who they were and what might happen to them. The story was gripping and really considered the effects of fame and 'big brother' on families and teenagers. This is not... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: We Other by Sue Bentley

Book Spotlight Title:  We Other Author: Sue Bentley Twitter: @suebentleywords About the book: We Other was published by Everything With Words on 28 April, 2017. Sue Bentley visited the Young Adult Literature Conference to promote the book in 2017, signing copies and delivering proof copies. Bentley is an established author of children's books and We Other is... Continue Reading →

The Wren Hunt: A YA Fantasy

As I start to introduce more young adult fiction into my reading, I am reminded of the sheer simplicities of reading when you’re young. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson was a slightly confusing, but overall well-written, enticing book. It follows in-line with many YA fantasies which focus on the fact that if this character... Continue Reading →

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