Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

“People will not forget. Or forgive. An ugly girl is too great an offense…the world is made for men. An ugly girl can never be forgiven.” “Stepsister” by Jennifer Donnelly tells the gripping story of Cinderella’s ‘ugly’ stepsister, Isabelle. We’ve been told this fairy-tale over and over again throughout our lives and know the characters well. But have you ever wondered what happened to the sisters … Continue reading Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

‘’ Doing something when you’re scared is braver than doing something when you’re not’’ When Mike Parker’s girlfriend comes into school with a black eye, claiming he gave it to her, her whole world is tipped upside down. Her relationship has just ended and now she’s the talk of the school. Mike was the most popular boy in school who was always so in love with … Continue reading What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

It is not every day that you find a fantasy novel with so much scope for a mass audience. “The Tethered Mage” is a sophisticated tale that has the gripping plot to hook it’s readers whilst stimulating their thoughts with its dense political theme. Caruso has created a page-turner for a wide-range of audiences. The Raverran Empire is run by a doge and the council … Continue reading The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso