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

How I Started Blogging

Just over a year ago girl_with_a_bookshelf _ * followed me on Instagram and completely opened me up to a new world I never knew existed. As an avid reader, with bookshelves overflowing, I was overjoyed to learn that ‘bookstagram’ was a thing. How had I gone so long without knowing it existed? After years of boring my non-bookish friends with pictures of books and libraries … Continue reading How I Started Blogging

American Royals by Katherine McGee

Two and a half centuries ago, America won the Revolutionary War and General George Washington was offered the crown. Today, the House of Washington still sit on the thrown with Princess Beatrice next in line. Beatrice’s whole life has been building up to her ruling the United States and the time for her reign is imminent.  Like most royal families, there is an heir and … Continue reading American Royals by Katherine McGee

Look for Her by Emily Winslow

In 1976, Annalise Wood disappeared on her journey home from school and instantly became a local celebrity. For decades the town of Lilling tried to solve the mystery of Annalise’s disappearance until, almost twenty years later, her body was discovered. Annalise’s body was badly decomposed and there was a lack of DNA available; the only trace on the body was found in her skirt and … Continue reading Look for Her by Emily Winslow

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

“The thing I realize is that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”  Theodore Finch is tired of the dark void his life has become. He is stood at the top of his school’s bell-tower, ready to jump and end his incurable pain. One little step and it will all be over and he will be free from the shadows weighing him down. … Continue reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

“Two random strangers. Thirty-six questions guaranteed to make them fall in love. What’s not to like?” Based on a psychological theory, Grant’s novel explores the concept that love can be engineered by using thirty-six simple questions. Questions such as What would constitute a perfect day? or When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? are designed to reveal the souls and characters of … Continue reading 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

“No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.” The year is 2017, the place is America, but this is not a place we recognise. A company called Death-Cast know the exact date of everyone’s death and make it their mission to inform Deckers that they will be dead within the next twenty-four hours. Many have tried to cheat death, all … Continue reading They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera