World After by Susan Ee

Posted January 18, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
World After by Susan Ee

World After is the long-anticipated sequel to Angelfall – a self-published novel by Susan Ee which seemed to sprout wings and take off (bad pun intended!) when it was released two years ago. Angelfall was a massive success which seemed to take the book blogosphere by storm. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the sequel especially since the first book ended with a colossal cliff-hanger. But the real question is does […]

Living Dead Doll Figurines – The Collection So Far…

Posted January 18, 2014 by Brin in Fun/Off-topic / 0 Comments
Living Dead Doll Figurines – The Collection So Far…

I must confess I have always been a bit of a collector. One of my favourite things to collect has been Mezco’s Living Dead Doll series. This line of gothic/horror dolls was created by Ed Long and Damien Glonek and has been on the go since 2000 (manufactured by Mezco Toyz). At the moment there is a grand total of 26 series, usually consisting of approximately five or so dolls per set. […]

Sweet Dreams Series

Posted January 11, 2014 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Sweet Dreams / 8 Comments
Sweet Dreams Series

Sweet Dreams Series I don’t tend to gravitate towards straight-up romance novels as a rule (though I must stress that I do read some now and again). I generally tend to prefer science fiction/fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal. If I do read contemporary, it tends to be of the Young Adult variety. I have to admit though, a significantly large portion of my teenage years were spent reading romance novels […]

Debut Author Challenge 2014

Posted January 11, 2014 by Brin in Challenges / 1 Comment
Debut Author Challenge 2014

I took part in the Debut Author Challenge in 2013 (hosted by ♥!The Young Adult Book Club!♥ on Goodreads) but had a hard time trying to complete the challenge. In fact, I ended up only reading 7 books (my goal was to read 10). I thought that this challenge would be fairly straightforward so I was really disappointed when it came to the end of the year and I hadn’t managed […]

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]