Category Archives: YA

REVIEW – Those We Fear by Victoria Griffith

Reviewed By Heather 4/5 I love mystery/suspense set in the UK. There's something about them that brings to mind Agatha Christie novels set in England; it always makes me feel nostalgic for her wonderful work. "Those We Fear" is set in Scotland. The main character, Maria is in the United States Witness Protection Program (the…
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Review- Talent by B Goodwin

Reviewed by Angela 4/5 Talent is an emotional and sensitive story of loss, coming to terms with loss and your position and feeling within the family unit. The storyline centres around a group of drama students putting on a professional style show of 'Oklahoma'. We run through the whole of the production from the auditions…
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Review of Heather Balog’s The Dead of Summer

Reviewed by Angela 5/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B012BBZBAO" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g1JLlSvuL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="100"]The Dead of Summer is a Young Adult story set around the summer school holidays of fifteen-year-olds, Kennedy and Lindy. Lindy is gorgeous, slim, rich and bossy, whereas Kennedy is plain, plump, flat broke and bossed around by bossy-boots…
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Review – Monsters by Emerald Fennell

Reviewed by Angela [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="1471404625" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nhJoOn2PL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="104"]Emerald Fennell, of Call The Midwife fame, has created an engaging and rather edgy story for Teenagers/Young Adults. I was a little surprised that by the end of the book we haven't learned the protagonist's name. Briefly this is a humorous, and at…
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REVIEW – The Mine by John A. Heldt

Reviewed by Heather 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="B0078S9B6G" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oakTsA0-L._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="102"] Back to the Future is one of my all time favorite movies because of the fun story line and the aspects of the space time continuum that boggle my mind. "Time and Again" is one of my favorite…
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Reviewed by Heather 4/5 [easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="right" asin="0375842209" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eQvANUsnL._SL160_.jpg" tag="setinonlbus-20" width="104"] This book was one of the most difficult ones I've read in recent years, quite possibly ever. At times I found myself forgetting that this was YA and then finding myself shocked that it WAS YA. How would…
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