Reviews

Young Jane Young

young jane youngTitle: Young Jane Young
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: Trade Paperback, 294 pages
ISBN: 9781408709801
Rating: 5 Stars

I had seen good things about this book from lots of bloggers I trust. And then an advanced reading copy showed up at my work (the bookshop work) so I obviously snatched it up. And then it sat around, gathering dust, waiting for me to decide now was the right time. NOW IS THE TIME. (Or well, two weeks ago was the time…) I didn’t read the blurb before I jumped in and I think that I enjoyed it more because of it. But I still included the blurb here, because I’m using blurb information in my review anyway. 😛 If you trust me though, just go and get the book and stop reading here. Continue reading “Young Jane Young”

Reviews, Young Adult

Reign the Earth – A.C. Gaughen

9781681191119Title: Reign the Earth
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format: Hardcover, 435 pages
ISBN: 9781681191119
Rating: 5 Stars

I’ve been super excited for Reign the Earth ever since I first saw it at Book Expo last May. Unfortunately for me I didn’t manage to get an ARC at the time, but a few months later one turned up on my desk at work. Whilst I went into it expecting to enjoy the book, I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. Reign the Earth is superbly good, and a definite must-read.

Here is the description, courtesy of the book blurb because I actually suck at summarising books!

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Reviews, Young Adult

Zenith – Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Title: Zenith

Author: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia
Format: ARC paperback, 511 pages
ISBN: 9780008228330
Rating: 2 Stars

Zenith was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I’ve watched Sasha’s booktube videos on and off for several years now, and whilst I had some wariness towards the quality of this book going into it, I really wanted to enjoy and love it. Unfortunately for me, this wasn’t really the case, and I actually had to force myself to finish the book.

Here is the description, courtesy of the book blurb because I actually suck at summarising books!

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Reviews

Fight Like a Girl!

Sometimes I get a bit angry at the state of the world. Sometimes, it can be hard to see discrimination against women and not know how to handle it. Sometimes, we have to turn to books to inspire us.

Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nichols is a book that celebrates the suffrage movement in England. This year marks the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote in that country. I really, really enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful take on the ways in which three very different women tried to find their place in the world. Continue reading “Fight Like a Girl!”

Reviews, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

I had written a throwback post about this series late last year. And when Scott Westerfeld announced just last week that he was returning to the world of Uglies for four new novels, it felt like the perfect time to finally get around to posting it! I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW BOOKS!

I LOVED Uglies and Pretties when I was at school, but I never actually finished the series. It was my first taste of dystopian fiction, a genre I now love to sink into. So when I needed some extra reading material for my holiday late last year, I decided I would binge these four books. And binge I did. They were just as addictive as I remember, and I feel like I understood them a lot more with that tiny bit more life experience. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday – Uglies by Scott Westerfeld”

Books, Reviews

Bookception: Books About Books

I love books. (Though I think that would be fairly obvious already!) The only thing better than books themselves are books about books! And in the last few weeks I’ve read THREE!

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The Diary of a Bookseller was an absolute delight. I have been a bookseller for the past five years and this just felt so relevant to my life! Continue reading “Bookception: Books About Books”