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.
Continue reading Book Review: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
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
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.
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Available from: Amazon or BookDepository
Goodreads: The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy #1)
Look at that cover! Naturally when I saw The Paper Magician as one of the monthly Kindle First offers, I had to have it. Turns out this was a good choice because debut author Charlie N. Holmberg did not disappoint in this YA Fantasy about paper folding, picture book holograms and a still-beating heart ripped out of a man’s chest.
Continue reading Book Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Genre: Teen / Superhero
Author: Daniel Solomon Kaplan
Available from: Amazon
Goodreads: Elevated (Elevated Saga #1)
When an author contacts me about reviewing a new book, I always give the first chapter a read and try to get a feel for the story. Elevated has a really snappy opening, one that left me wanting to know more, so I was very happy to agree to do an honest review.
Continue reading Book Review: Elevated (Elevated Saga #1) by Daniel Soloman Kaplan
[Update] This offer has ended.
As of right now, you can buy the Kindle version of The Darkest Minds for 99cents! I’m not sure how long this deal will last so please grab it while you can. Continue reading *Limited Time Offer* Get “The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken for 99 cents
A garden dedicated to poisonous plants sounds like a pretty dangerous thing to have around the home don’t you think? In the right hands however, even the most deadly plants can have healing properties found nowhere else. Continue reading Book Review: The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood
On a recent trip to my local discount book shop I came across this cover that instantly drew me in. I knew nothing about the plot but I recognised it from a book haul on youtube and decided to pick it up as the price was fantastic. I’m so glad I took that chance.
Continue reading Book Review: The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann