• Book Review,  Reviews

    Treason (Secrets & Spies #1) – Jo Macauley

    “In the eerie half-light before dawn, the ship drifted through the autumn mist like a restless ghost. John and Will caught their first glimpse of it as they rowed their little boat through the vapoury grey swirls. The brooding turrets of the Tower of London rose out of the haze on their left.” The year is 1664, 60 years since the gunpowder plot was foiled, there has been a return to justice with King Charles II returning to England to rule. Yet not everyone is happy, there are people who need watching on the streets of London and girls like Beth, a 14 year old actress, are perfect to do the watching. No one…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Alex As Well – Alyssa Brugman

    “There are moments in life where something happens and it changes everything forever. You make one decision, and after that you can’t go back. It doesn’t even have to be a big thing. Five days ago I stopped taking my medication. I think it might have been one of those decisions. How do you know? Maybe if I just start taking them again everything will go back to the way it was? I don’t think so.” Alex is fifteen and confused. Born intersexed and brought up as a boy, she has finally told her parents that she is a girl and has stopped taking her medication. Her mother is furious…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Soul Shadows – Alex Woolf

    “Estelle Grant stood at the white picket gate of the cottage and stared out across the meadow. The late afternoon light lay on the warm, summer air like pale wine – heady and sweet. A breeze ruffled the green expanse. She wanted to run through it, feel the silken grass and buttercups against her feet.” Estelle has been sent away to face her fears. Four years after she was locked in an attic by her mother, her doctor believes its best to spend time out in the open but completely alone. The first day goes well but then Estelle starts hearing things and seeing strange shapes out in the meadow.…

  • Discussion Post

    Lets look at Curious Fox’ Spring titles

    Curious Fox recently turned 1 and to celebrate they had an awesome party. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it but they sent me their catalogue so I could see what books they had coming out at the beginning of 2014 and I just had to share some of them with you!  The first book in the catalogue really jumped out at me and I really, really wanted a copy. The title is Alex As Well, it is by Australian author Alyssa Brugman and it will hit the shelves in May 2014. Alex As Well is the story of Alex, who was born as ‘sexually ambiguous’ – there were both male and…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Diamond Thief – Sharon Gosling

    “Remy took a deep breath as she stood on the edge of the narrow plunge board. Above her, the old material of the big tops roof was close enough to touch. Below her was nothing at all but air dirtied by dust and tobacco smoke, and then, sixty feet below, arranged around the sawdust of the circus ring, there was the crowd. She could almost hear their silence, the collected indrawn breath of five hundred people.” As the finale of the circus show Remy is used to capturing the show, used to the attention. But up on the trapeze covered in greasepaint she feels like she can fly away and…

  • Bookish News

    Bookish and Bloggish News (#29)

    Bookish and Bloggish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! Cover Reveal: Darren Shan – Zom-B Angels (Zom-B #4) I loved the first book in this series, Zom-B, and am planning on reading the second and third very soon.  Zom-B Angels is the fourth and will be published on June 20th 2013! I’m not sharing the blurb with you becuase I don’t want to read it in case it contains spoilers for the other books in the series…