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July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
ANGELFALL

Whoa. This is pretty much everything I love rolled into one book. I don't know why it took me so long to pick this up - I'm kicking myself!

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
BRUISED

BRUSIED is a stunning contemporary debut. It’s raw, powerful and unique. Every sentence is gorgeously written. The characters are so real, each voice strongly defined. I’d recommend this title to fans of PUSHING THE LIMITS - emotional, romantic, faultless. BRUSIED is a strong, compelling novel of guilt, love, and forgiveness,...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
AFTER EDEN

AFTER EDEN is a spectacular sci-fi novel with a great focus on stars, planets and time travel. I was completely addicted to reading this book and raced through it loving every second. There were quite a few laugh-out-loud moments—there’s always one that makes the Uranus joke. It has a brilliant...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
IN THE AFTER

Wow! This book is amazing. In the After (after the aliens invaded earth) Amy lives in complete silence with a mute toddler she names Baby. Neither of the girls speak, they walk around without shoes, and they don’t go out during the day. Because if either of them makes the...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
THE ALMOST GIRL

Romance, royalty, and rebellion. Riven is on an unofficial mission to secure a target, but that sounds simple enough when it’s just a name to track. Everything changes when she meets him and discovers more about him and the people around him. Despite trying to cling on to her orders,...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
THE WOKEN GODS

THE WOKEN GODS is a fascinating novel where gods and mortals exist together in a transformed Washington, D.C. Kyra’s parents are deep in the world of gods and the Society of the Sun, which they’ve spent their lives keeping Kyra away from. No one from the Society...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
ACID

ACID is a dark dystopian thriller with a smart, fierce heroine. Jenna hurtles from one danger to the next, under constant threat, and I raced through the book alongside her. ACID, which stands for Agency for Crime Investigation and Defence, is a sinister police force that runs the UK,...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
AFTER THE END

AFTER THE END is an exciting adventure that merges city life and wilderness through its two main characters. Told in switching POV, we have Juneau trying to understand her upbringing and separate truths from lies, and Miles trying to work out if Juneau is crazy or if she really has...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
ALPHA GODDESS

The goddess within Sera awakens in the form of nightmares and hallucinations. Her parents shade her from harm and keep her true identity hidden from all outside a close circle of friends and family. Sera herself doesn't even know what she is. She is hidden because of her unusual abilities...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
THE PECULIARS

THE PECULIARS is a fascinating adventure story. Lena Mattacascar travels to curious lands with determination to find the father who left her when she was a child, and to uncover some of the mystery surrounding Peculiars and her own unusually long hands and feet. Peculiars are people...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
DUALED

DUALED is a thrilling dystopian adventure. It’s gritty, dangerous and exciting. The action is non-stop and builds to a terrific, adrenaline-fueled finish. The characters are tough and strong. The world is incredibly well-realised. At times I was reminded of the Bourne films, which I am a huge fan of -...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND

I really loved this book, despite it not being quite what I'd imagined. I thought that Alice would fall down the rabbit hole and land in a Wonderland filled with zombies. However, the Alice in Wonderland references are fairly light. I got more of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer feel...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
HOOKED

HOOKED is a YA contemporary novel about a girl called Fred who joins the school golf team. She is the only girl on the team and the guys aren't accepting of her, especially as she unknowingly took the spot from one of their teammates/friend. But she pretty much wipes the...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
THE WEIGHT OF SOULS

THE WEIGHT OF SOULS is an eerie story of a twisted game gone horribly wrong. Taylor Oh suffers from an ancient curse that’s both dangerous and rewarding. Taylor is an incredibly strong character. She’s faced with bullying at school, fallouts with her friends, the loss of her mum, a strained...

July 18, 2014
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE)

WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE) is a breathtaking story about a girl who dreams of death and a boy who wants to save her. The mystery surrounding the two is so clever and interesting, and the whole sci-fi element is outstanding. The author holds on...

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