The thing about reading a particular genre is that at some point, you go blind. You’ve read all the stories, know all the plots, seen all the worlds. So, you grow tired; maybe you even try a new genre. But one thing’s for sure. Your love of that genre gets a smidgen weary. But this book. THIS book is one of those books that wipes the slate clean. It cleanses your palette like a sniff of coffee beans after too much perfume. It will give you back your love of YA dystopian fiction and boy will you love every second of it.
There are some books you stay up until 2 AM (on a work night) to read. This was one of those books. It was one of the weirdest books I’ve read in quite some time, with a unique protagonists and a fantastic plot.
Not your usual YA read for me, as I tend to focus on fantasy, but I do like high school and life-themed Young Adult books too, and this was truly one-of-a-kind. I think this is one of those books, that you wouldn’t have to be a genre reader to enjoy. This is one of those books that anyone from any genre would love because it is just that well-written.
I wanted to like this book, really, I did. But I just couldn’t. There were so many trope faux pas, and not in a good way. Sometimes an author breaks a trope and its great, and refreshing, but not in this instance.
This book is quite hotly anticipated, but for me, it completely missed the boat.
To the author’s credit, I can see some beautiful writing in there, some of her descriptions are lovely, and I think, give her a bit more time and she will be a stunning author. But for me, this one didn’t hit the mark. Continue reading
I love YA. But mostly, I read YA fantasy or dystopian fiction. That was silly. I won’t be restricting myself like that again. I’d forgotten there was an enormous field of books in the YA genre and I nearly missed out on this little gem of a book. That would have been a mistake.
This book is for anyone who’s felt like a weirdo, or who doesn’t understand strange people.
Some books are just beautiful. It doesn’t matter whether the story is slow, or not quite rollercoaster enough, they are written with such intricate beauty, it’s like staring at a work of art. Utterly breathtaking. Delirium is one of these books.
There are just some books that when you read them, you can’t help but be astounded at their magic. The way they weave words, paint pictures, make you really feel emotions. Sarah Brentyn is one of those authors. Here’s my review. Continue reading
A.G. Howard’s Splintered series is quite well known and on my list of TBR. So I expected good things, and although my rating isn’t that high, I did really the book. For me, there were some specific things that could have been worked on that would have got her a higher star rating.
I love the concept of synesthesia, having studied it in my Psychology degree, and I’ve never read a book with energy sucking powers, so this was new to me. YA readers will love this book. Continue reading
It’s been a long time since I had to introduce myself, my other blog is five years old. Practically ancient in blog years when you think about how many blogs are littered in the online cemetery.
But here I am, five years on, adding to my stress levels by starting a new blog. Why? Because 2017 is the year I publish my first book. And while the first one is non-fiction and will technically be launched on my other site, the rest of my books are fiction, and it just didn’t seem right to mix the two.
So who am I? Continue reading