Vain by Fisher Amelie

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Vain by Fisher Amelie

I was pleasantly surprised by Vain. I bought it on a whim (being doing a lot of that recently to great success so far!) and was not expecting to be so drawn in. Vain is the story of Sophie Price. Sophie is perfect in every way. Rich, beautiful and popular, all the guys want her and all the girls want to be her. She can have anyone she wants and […]

The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle

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The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen D. Randle

Sometimes a book can take you completely by surprise. The Only Alien on the Planet is one such book. I bought this on a whim, thinking the description sounded intriguing (though the title did initially put me off a bit). I started reading and found I couldn’t stop until I had finished the book. I then went back and read it through again, not something I do very often. The […]

Angelfall by Susan Ee

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

Wow, Angelfall was an unexpectedly brilliant read. A lot of people have been raving this book and I can see why. It is fantastic. I feel like I have come late to the party but boy – what a party!! Angelfall is a story that puts you right into the middle of the action from the very first page. The world is shattered, destroyed when the angels swooped down. Millions […]

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

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The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

After reading Unspoken, which I really enjoyed, I was determined to go back and read Sarah Rees Brennan’s earlier trilogy, starting with The Demon’s Lexicon. The Demon’s Lexicon is the story of Nick, a sixteen year old boy, who has spent his whole life on the run from the magicians who threaten his mother’s life. Along with his elder brother Alan, Nick has held the household together after the death […]

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

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A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley is a little gem of a book. In many respects it is a pretty typical coming-of-age tale but the characters elevate this story beyond the usual. They are very realistic and relatable, even if you don’t particularly like them at times. The story is told in dual narrative, from the perspective of Charlie Duskin and Rose Butler, two teenage girls from different backgrounds. […]