Category Archives: Young Adult

Book Review: Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Reviewed last year, Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) was a fast paced and highly enjoyable read about the undersea adventures of a group of young mermaids.

Deep Blue was good, but it turns out I enjoyed the sequel, Rogue Wave, even more.

Warning: This book review will spoil the plot of Deep Blue, so if you’ve not read that yet, please go check out my review.

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Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

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During a recent binge watch of BookTube videos, I came across one from JesseTheReader where he talked about a few of his anticipated winter 2015 releases. Inked was the first on the list, and the cover combined with the synopsis grabbed me straight away.

Thanks to Netgalley i’ve had the opportunity to read it early for an honest review.

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Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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You know how a book will sometimes scream out to be read for years, and you just never get to it? Even when it is from an author both critically acclaimed, and personally beloved? Coraline was one of those book for me… until now.

It was finally time to delve into the delightfully dark mind of Neil Gaiman once more.

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Book Review: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

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Two of the hottest authors in YA right now, Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Coldest Girl in Cold Town) have teamed up on Magisterium, a hot new Middle Grade series.

The first book in the series is The Iron Trial, and so far I like what i’ve seen.

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January 2015 | Books TBR

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Happy 2015 everyone!

With a new year comes a new TBR list, and this year i’ve decided to make an effort to really mix up the books I read each month. My 2015 Goodreads Challenge is set at 60 books, which is my most ambitious yet. Is this optimism going to wane as the year goes on? Probably. Do I care? Not really, no, I do love a good book!

January is actually kicking off with 6 titles, though two of them are quite short in length so I should happily hit goal for January 2015.

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Young Adult eBooks come out on top in 2014

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As an adult aged reader who enjoys a lot of Young Adult fiction, it can be difficult sometimes to deal with the negativity faced in online communities and even in real life. This can often manifest in people keeping their interest in YA on the down low, for fear of getting responses like “they’re for kids” or “why don’t you read real books?”.

Thankfully there has been some really healthy discussion in the community, especially on booktube about the topic of YA books being enjoyed by people outside of their intended market demographics.

Well fear not YA fans, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have released some interesting numbers for 2014 and guess which category helped keep the publishing industry in the black… adults buying Young Adult eBooks! Continue reading Young Adult eBooks come out on top in 2014

US$2.75 [Offer Expired]Kindle Deal; Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at The End of the Lane

My credit card is taking a real beating with all of these fantastic deals on the Kindle, but i’m loving it!

Right now you can get one of Neil Gaiman’s most recent works for only US$2.75 in the Amazon US Kindle store.  This is a savings of over $12! I’m not sure when this deal is going to end so snap it up ASAP.

How do YOU choose your next book?

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At this very moment, you have unprecedented access to the written word. It has never been easier to access a world of information. Whether educational or recreational, the internet has given us all the ability to instantly buy books online, download hundreds of thousands of titles for free thanks to services like Project Gutenberg and even check out a book from your local library without having to leave your home.

As a book lover, this is an amazing time to be alive. Unfortunately there is also a creeping darkness that threatens this book utopia… Continue reading How do YOU choose your next book?