Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 386 pages
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Release Date: February 9th, 2017 (movie tie-in)
Buy links: Book depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

4stars Lees verder


Review: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume


Title: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith
Author: Shaun Hume
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Kindle, 496 pages
Publisher: Popcorn & Rice Publishing
Release Date: October 31st, 2012
Buy links: Amazon UK
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that’s what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn’t exactly normal …

Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real ‘Creatures’ which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures.

3stars Lees verder

Review: Brieven aan de Duisternis door Brigid Kemmerer (Dutch)


Title: Brieven aan de Duisternis
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Young & Awesome
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Buy links:
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

Juliet Young has always written letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither of them knows that they’re not actually strangers. When real life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart. This emotional, compulsively-readable romance will sweep everyone off their feet.

4stars Lees verder

Review: Fragile by Jandra Sutton


Title: Fragile
Author: Jandra Sutton
Genres: Young Adult
Format: eBook, 152 pages
Publisher: Wild Hare Collective
Release Date: July 5th, 2017
Buy link: Amazon US
Link to Goodreads
Goodreads Summary:

What does it mean to be normal?

It’s such a loaded word, with about a billion different meanings, and every one of them makes Ava Collins sick.

At 17, Ava has been deaf for as long as she can remember. She grew up constantly reminded that she wasn’t – and couldn’t – be normal, that she needed to be ‘fixed’, but it wasn’t until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.

Deaf doesn’t mean broken, it means different. And different isn’t a bad thing.

5stars Lees verder