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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. […]

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Posted May 18, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 14 Comments
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

To say that I loved this book would be an understatement. As a rule, I adore fairy tale retellings. I also love dystopian settings. Combining the story of Cinderella with a dystopian theme = win! Cinder is the kind of novel that really ticks my boxes. I mean, a cyborg Cinderella – it is absolute genius. Yet Cinder is more than just a fantastic premise. There is a lot of […]

Monthly Round-Up – April 2014

Posted May 1, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts, Monthly Wrap-Up / 11 Comments
Monthly Round-Up – April 2014

Monthly Round-Up – April 2014 April hasn’t been a great month for me. My mum’s cancer is spreading and the doctor’s told us about a week and a half ago she will likely only have a few weeks left. I haven’t been able to focus a lot on my reading this month (not surprising really, given the circumstances) but blogging has really helped to take my mind off things. I […]

Monthly Round-Up – March 2014

Posted March 31, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts, Monthly Wrap-Up / 4 Comments
Monthly Round-Up – March 2014

Monthly Round-Up – March 2014 April is (almost) here, and that means that it is time for my March monthly round/wrap up! The year is really hurtling by – I cannot believe that we are now technically into Spring (see ya Winter – won’t miss ya!). March was a very busy month for me and I had lots of personal stuff to deal with. I am actually really glad it […]

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff was a book that was on my radar for a while; it had many glowing reviews and the premise itself sounded rather intriguing. Daisy (real name Elizabeth but nobody calls her that) is a young and troubled American girl. At fifteen, she is sent by her father and step-mother to go and stay with her aunt and cousins in England. Her Aunt Penn, […]