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July 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
The Other Life - Susanne Winnacker

I really, really wanted to love The Other Life. The cover was good, the reviews were good, the blurb was good, the book was…not. What’s it about? The world as we know it has ended – for the West coast of the US, at least – and...

July 19, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

I would never have picked this book up on my own, but desperate for something to do while waiting to meet up with friends (and having forgotten to bring the novel I was currently reading along with me) I dropped into a local bookstore and asked the sales girl to...

July 17, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
No Such Thing As Forever

No Such Thing as Forever, is the newest offering from Ali Cronin, author of Skins: The Novel. As soon as I received the galley I dove straight in and finished the book within hours! What’s it about? Sarah has always been the safe, dependable member of...

July 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Slated - Teri Terry

After a period of giving YA a break due to time constraints, it was refreshing to re-enter the teen fiction world with such an amazing read! In 2050s London, young criminals are given a second chance at a ‘normal’ life through the concept of Slating – the...

July 16, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Dark Eyes - William Richter

The last book I consumed was so amazing that I knew it would be a struggle to love the next book I read just as much. Indeed, I think that, for the first half of Dark Eyes, I really did pick at the little things I didn’t like and made...

July 02, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unravelling - Elizabeth Norris

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I just wanted to sit and devour it all in one sitting, unfortunately work and uni beckoned but rarely did the story leave my mind and I found myself counting down the hours and minutes of each shift/lecture until I could hold Unravelling in my hands...

June 30, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Plot 
 
2.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Beauty Queens - Libba Bray

When a plane carrying the 50 Miss Teen Dream finalists crashes near a deserted island, twelve contestants must struggle to survive the mysteries and horrors of the island, as well as each other, while continuing their pageant training. I wanted to read this book from the first...

June 27, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Young Adult Fiction
Starters - Lissa Price

When I finished this book I told myself that I had loved it, but as I sat down to compose the review I found myself finding more negatives than positives, with most of the issues coming down to the style of the writing itself. In this dystopian...

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