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The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Posted May 11, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

I had to read this book – even if just for the sole reason that the main character shares my first name! On a more serious note, this book really was a fantastic read. This was a wonderful story about a young girl called Ruth (great name btw!) who flees Nazi-occupied Austria when her Jewish heritage puts her in danger. Her family have already traveled to London but Ruth comes across […]

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Posted April 6, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 5 Comments
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I have to admit, I jumped about like an over-excited puppy when I got approved for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I had been wanting to read it since it was first announced and had been keeping an eye on Netgalley for it coming up for review. Was it worth the wait? Definitely. In fact, I would say it is the best book I have read […]

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Posted June 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Tabula Rasa is the debut novel from Kristen Lippert-Martin, an exciting science fiction/dystopian tale described as a cross between The Bourne Identity and Divergent. This description certainly caught my attention and I was really excited to read this. Was it a flawless read? No. Did it deliver on its promises? Not entirely. Still, I thought it was a strong debut and I am definitely interested in reading the next entry in what looks […]

Tristant and Elijah by Jennifer Lavoie

Posted June 22, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Tristant and Elijah by Jennifer Lavoie

I really enjoyed Jennifer Lavoie’s debut novel Andy Squared so when I saw this book on Netgalley I just knew I had to request it. I was over the moon when I was approved – thank you Bold Stroke Books! Tristant and Elijah was a really sweet story about an out high-school boy called Tristant who, along with his long-time crush Elijah, uncovers a somewhat illicit-sounding letter in amongst his great-uncle’s belongings. The […]

Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Posted May 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 3 Comments
Adaptation by Malinda Lo

I was very excited to read this book. Not just because it was a dystopian (I love dystopian settings) but because the main protagonist is bisexual – yay for diversity! I have read many LGBT books but very little seem to cover the ‘B’ (even less so the ‘T’) aspect so I was really happy to discover that the main character Reece is attracted to girls as well as boys. […]