Book Reviews 2014 · Fantasy Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Talon’ by Julie Kagawa

“There are a dozen soldiers hiding in that maze,” my trainer said. “All hunting you. All looking at you. Welcome to phase two of your training, hatchling.” 2.75 stars (Rounded to 3) There is nothing worse than hotly anticipating a new book from an author whose previous work you have liked, only to discover that… Continue reading ‘Talon’ by Julie Kagawa

Book Reviews 2014 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘My True Love Gave To Me’ by Stephanie Perkins and Others

Long, cold nights are for falling in love… 3.625 Stars (Rounded to 4) Yes, 3.625 stars is a rather specific rating for a book. That is as it is a mean average, determined by adding up the scores I gave each of the twelve short stories, then dividing that total by twelve. Yes, twelve, as… Continue reading ‘My True Love Gave To Me’ by Stephanie Perkins and Others

Adult Book Reviews · Book Reviews 2014 · Contemporary Books

‘These Foolish Things’ by Deborah Moggach

Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial hotel and filled with visions of a life of leisure, good weather and mango juice in their gin, a group of very different people leave England to begin a new life in India. 3.25 Stars (Rounded to 3) The reasoning behind reading this book is that it… Continue reading ‘These Foolish Things’ by Deborah Moggach

Book Reviews 2014 · Sci-Fi Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Earth & Sky’ by Megan Crewe

Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions… Continue reading ‘Earth & Sky’ by Megan Crewe

Book Reviews 2014 · Dystopian Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Matched’ by Ally Condie

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he’s not. 1.5 Stars (Rounded to 2) I went into the book with trepidation. It is very much a marmite book – everyone loves it or hates it. I have to say now that I hate marmite,… Continue reading ‘Matched’ by Ally Condie

Book Reviews 2014 · Magical Realism and Speculative Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Elsewhere’ by Gabrielle Zevin

“Sorry, but nothing of much importance ever happened to me… I’m just a girl who forgot to look both ways before she crossed the street.” 4 Stars I have read Gabrielle Zevin’s ‘All These Things I’ve Done’ and I have to say that I did not really enjoy her attempt at dystopian, although her writing… Continue reading ‘Elsewhere’ by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Reviews 2014 · Dystopian Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Shatter Me’ by Tahereh Mafi

I have a curse I have a gift I’m a monster I’m more than human My touch is lethal My touch is power I am their weapon I will fight back 1.5 Stars (Rounded very generously to 2) *Minor spoilers for the series, but I’m sure everyone has read this anyway* This book was crap… Continue reading ‘Shatter Me’ by Tahereh Mafi