Tag: contemporary

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. […]

Social Skills by Sara Alva

Posted April 7, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 6 Comments
Social Skills by Sara Alva

Social Skills is the debut novel by Sara Alva. I had actually read her second book Silent prior to reading this one and it was so good that I knew I had to read this too. Social Skills is such an incredibly heart-warming book. I just wanted to wrap the main character up in a great big hug and tell him everything was going to be ok. This book is […]

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Posted February 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 9 Comments
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a thing of beauty. Its very simplicity is the book’s greatest strength. I had heard many great things about this book but had put buying it off because the ebook was quite expensive. Eventually though I just had to cave in and buy it and I am very glad that I did. From the very first […]

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

Posted February 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 3 Comments
The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick was a thoroughly engrossing read. I would go as far to say it is my favourite book that she has written so far (and that is high praise since I really adored Intervention and Not Broken, Just Bent). This is the story of high school jock Bryan Dennison. Bryan is not a nice lad. He is a bit of a bully in fact. He […]

P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Posted January 30, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin

Not to be confused with the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern (which was turned into a movie starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank), P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin was the first book in the titular Sweet Dreams series (think Harlequin or Mills and Boon novels except aimed at the teenage market). My previous blog entry on the Sweet Dreams Series provided a bit more detail on […]