The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding

I have nothing but good things to say about Amy Spalding’s debut The Reece Malcolm List. It was completely what I was in the mood to read right now being just the right mix of a light fluffy read but with some serious undertones – the perfect balance of both really. This is the story of 16 year-old Devan. Devan is sent to live with her mother following the death […]

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

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The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

This book left me speechless – in a good way. The Lost Girl is the debut novel of Sangu Mandanna and it is an outstandingly excellent read. I just didn’t want it to finish. I love science fiction/fantasy and ya so I always look forward to any new release which encompass these genres. Eva is an ‘echo’ a copy of a girl called Amarra, a young girl who lives in […]

Speechless by Hannah Harrington

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Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Speechless was a little gem of a book. I wasn’t sure at first how much I was going to like it. It trod similar ground to several YA novels I have read in the past. Formerly popular bitchy girl on the outs with the popular crowd – check. Girl has to find new friends because the old ones no longer want anything to do with her – check. Former friends launch […]

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter is based on the novel The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells. This main character in this version is the young Juliet Moreau, daughter of the aforementioned ‘madman’. I confess, I have never read the original, but having seen the two most recent movie adaptations, I am passingly familiar with the story and the setting so was looking forward to this book. Juliet Moreau is a […]

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

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Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Heartbreaking is the word that most sums up this book for me. Heartbreaking and beautiful. I loved the storyline, loved the characters…it all came together rather perfectly for me. Sweethearts is the story of a girl called Jennifer Harris and a boy named Cameron Quick. As children they are the best of friends. Both unpopular outcasts who are teased and bullied by the other children, the two share a very […]