The Near Witch…

The Near Witch by V. E. Schwab is delightfully weird. Published: 12th March 2019 Format: Hardback, 354 pages Synopsis: The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. There are no strangers in the town … Continue reading The Near Witch…

The Beautiful…

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh was bloodthirstingly (not sure that's a word, there's a red line under it?) good. Published: 8th October 2019 Format: ARC, 425 pages Synopsis: In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she's forced to flee her life … Continue reading The Beautiful…

Serious Moonlight…

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Published: 16th May 2019 Format: Paperback, 432 pages Synopsis: Raised in isolation and home-schooled by her strict grandparents, the only experience Birdie has had of the outside world is through her favourite crime books. But everything changes when she takes a summer job working the night shift at a historic Seattle … Continue reading Serious Moonlight…

Just A Girl…

'Just A Girl' by Carrie Mesrobian Published: 28th March 2018 Format: Hardcover, 304 pages Synopsis: Senior Rianne Hettrick-Wynne has had her share of hookups and parties in small-town Wereford, Minnesota. Now volleyball season is over and her once-solid friendships are unraveling, while an all-of-a-sudden relationship with Luke Pinsky is weirdly becoming serious. Add to that … Continue reading Just A Girl…

S.T.A.G.S…

'S.T.A.G.S.' by M. A. Bennett Published: 10th August 2017 Format: Paperback, 290 pages Synopsis:It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S. Just when she despairs of making friends Greer receives a … Continue reading S.T.A.G.S…

The Wicked King…

'The Wicked King' by Holly Black is incredible. Published: 8th January 2019 Format: Hardback, 336 pages Synopsis: After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating … Continue reading The Wicked King…

Fierce Fairytales…

'Fierce Fairytales' by Nikita Gill Published: 11th September 2018 Format: Hardback, 176 pages Synopsis: Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon … Continue reading Fierce Fairytales…

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy…

'Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy' by Tiffany Schmidt was hilariously adorable.Published: 31st May 2018Format: Paperback, 392 pagesSynopsis:  Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance … Continue reading Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy…

These Rebel Waves…

'These Rebel Waves' by Sara Raasch Synopsis: Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work. … Continue reading These Rebel Waves…