Genre: Young Adult

The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

Posted April 17, 2016 by Brin in 80s & 90s Young Adult Rewind, Reviews / 4 Comments
The Late Great Me by Sandra Scoppettone

A book about alcoholism is a definitely an odd choice for me – but I have wanted to read this book for a long time and I am really glad that I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. This was not an easy book by any stretch of the imagination (it was downright difficult to get through at times actually) but it was definitely a worthwhile, thought-provoking read. […]

Edge by M.E. Kerr

Posted October 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Edge by M.E. Kerr

I often have difficulty with reading short stories, especially when they are gathered together in an anthology. I like my fiction meaty; massive tomes are my bread and butter. Taking this into account, I may not be the best fit for this particular book. I was approached by the publisher to read and review this collection of stories by M.E. Kerr, an author whose early works were considered ground-breaking for […]

When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

Posted October 4, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
When We Were by Alexandra Diaz

I have a lot to thank this book for. I have been going through a major reading slump (again) this summer and I have barely felt like reading (which is not so great when you run a book blog). Thankfully, I was approached to review this books as part of Paper Lantern Lit’s Blog Tour. I am happy to say I enjoyed it a lot! When We Were by Alexandra Diaz is about […]

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 […]

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Posted April 30, 2015 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

I love fairy tale retellings and I can clearly recall picking up Princess of the Midnight Ball a few years ago specifically because I saw it was a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The only other interpretation of this story that I have read was Juliet Marillier’s excellent Wildwood Dancing, which is a personal favourite. That may be the reason I put off reading this one for so long, fearing […]