Is it weird to review something so old and classic? Northern Lights can’t be a classic because that would make me old. So I’m just going to review it as normal and move on with my life. All good? Good. “Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at… Continue reading Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas! You have no idea how excited I was about this book. I mean seriously, I got sent a proof copy at work and I scared some people with my enthusiasm. This is the level of excitement we’re talking about here. Eeeeek! And now the official release date draws near and I can finally review… Continue reading Book Review: Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers
Are you familiar with the tweets of @BroodingYAHero? (if no, go check them out, they’re hilarious). Well, this author clearly is, and has used every single one of them to create a ‘plot’. I really hated this book, like to the point where I don’t know if I want to review it, purely because I… Continue reading Book Review: The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling
Hey, remember when I said I wanted to read less YA and more adult books? *flashback to 3 months ago. Int. Day. volcano lair. Jemmer puts down book and raises arms in exasperation. Jemmer: I want to read less YA and more adult books!* See, I did say that. Well anyway I almost immediately went… Continue reading Book Review: My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend – Eleanor Wood
Sorry folks, I’m stepping down my review schedule. As I would hope you are aware, to review books, you have to read them. I was reviewing books once a week because I had a backlog of books to write about. Every time I read a book I take notes so I can reference them and… Continue reading The 3 R’s: Reading, Rambling and Reviewing
Urgh! Getting fed up of generic YA plot now. Not sure I can count this as a review if all I’m doing is moaning about YA tropes. ‘Nix Song is a time-traveller. She and her father use maps to navigate not just the globe but time itself. Their glorious old pirate ship, manned by a… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.
I know they say “never judge a book by its cover”, but is there a rule against judging a book by its title? I was hooked by the word ‘Pirates’, if you know me even a little bit, that won’t be much of a surprise. “Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past, if only… Continue reading Book Review – Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers