July 2017 Wrap Up

Well, July absolutely flew past! At the beginning of the month, I had plans to read at least four books to get slightly ahead on my Goodreads challenge: that clearly failed. I worked a lot more than I had in the past few months, I was so sick that I practically slept for an entire …

REVIEW: The Haters

Author: Jesse Andrews Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Roadtrip Rating: ★★★ Publisher: Allen & Unwin Visit The Haters' goodreads page here Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo, Amazon or directly from the Publisher SYNOPSIS: "Inspired by the years he spent playing bass in a band himself, The Haters is Jesse Andrews’s road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp …

REVIEW: Carve the Mark

Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Fantasy Rating: ★★ Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Visit Carve the Mark's goodreads page here Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo, Amazon or directly from the Publisher SYNOPSIS: "Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother …

REVIEW: Freeks

Author: Amanda Hocking Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Rating: ★★ Publisher: Pan, an imprint of Macmillan Visit Freeks's goodreads page here Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo, Amazon or directly from the Publisher SYNOPSIS: "Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act… Mara has always longed for a …

REVIEW: Lola and the Boy Next Door

Author: Stephanie Perkins Series: Anna and the French Kiss Companion trilogy Book 2 Read the review for Book 1, Anna and the French Kiss, first Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Rating: ★★★ Publisher: Usborne Publishing Visit Lola and the Boy Next Door's goodreads page here Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo or Amazon SYNOPSIS: "Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion... …

REVIEW: Anna and the French Kiss

Author: Stephanie Perkins Series: Anna and the French Kiss Companion trilogy Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Rating: ★★★★★ Publisher: Usborne Publishing Visit Anna and the French Kiss's goodreads page here Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo or Amazon SYNOPSIS:"Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a …

REVIEW: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Rating: ★★★★ Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy's goodreads page here Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo, or Amazon SYNOPSIS:"Ten illustrated stories following the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. …

REVIEW: Moon Chosen

Author: P.C Cast Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Rating: ★★★★ Moon Chosen's goodreads page here Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Get your own copy from Book Depository, Kobo, Amazon or directly from the Publisher SYNOPSIS: "#1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has …