Fantasy · Young Adult books

Frostfire, Amanda Hocking

Going into this, I had no idea this book was a part of a previously established world. It only came up in a few comments and the confidence with which the author spoke about obviously established world elements. I was intrigued by the main characters being trolls that appear like normal humans apart from a… Continue reading Frostfire, Amanda Hocking

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Adventure · Fantasy · Paranormal · Young Adult books

Queen Heir, Jaymin Eve

I’m a big fan of paranormal books, especially werewolves, so I was practically jumping up and down when I came across this novel revolving around wolf and bear shifters. The basic set up of this world sees power coursing through magic current lines, ley lines, throughout the world that culminates in crystals in New York.… Continue reading Queen Heir, Jaymin Eve

Contemporary · Young Adult books

Take Three Girls, Simmone Howell, Cath Crowley & Fiona Wood

An Australian book written by three authors and set in Melbourne, follows the lives of three drastically different girls. Clem, Kate and Ady all attend St. Hilda’s, an all-girls school where both Clem and Kate board. Assigned to a group together in a Wellness class, the three grow to become friends while finding themselves. It… Continue reading Take Three Girls, Simmone Howell, Cath Crowley & Fiona Wood

Fantasy · Paranormal · Young Adult books

Carnival of Secrets, Melissa Marr

I’ve enjoyed Marr’s previous series, Wicked Lovely, and enjoyed her writing style as well as her fantasy concepts. This first book in the new Untamed City series follows three main characters; Mallory, Aya and Kaleb. In this book, there are two parallel worlds, our human world where the witches live and The City, a brutal… Continue reading Carnival of Secrets, Melissa Marr

Children's books · Fantasy

The School For Good & Evil, Soman Chainani

Sophie and Agatha live in a village where teens are kidnapped by a mysterious School Master, two each year; one for Good, one for Evil. From their birth, everyone suspects which school each child will be chosen for, but none was more certain than Sophie. Beauty typical of any princess, she’s confident she’ll be chosen… Continue reading The School For Good & Evil, Soman Chainani

Dystopian · Sci-Fi · Young Adult books

Twell & The Rebellion, by Kate O’Leary

Twell takes on a whole new succession of challenges in this second instalment in the Army of Powers series. This book follows directly on from the end of the first which allows us to see her reaction to being matched with Avin, the silver-eyed boy with an incredible charm ability. Though I was hesitant to… Continue reading Twell & The Rebellion, by Kate O’Leary

Paranormal · Young Adult books

Evermore by Alyson Noel

Ever Bloom can see people's auras, know their thoughts and can see someone's entire life simply by touching them. Her abilities began after she was in a terrible car accident that claimed the lives of her parents and younger sister. The mystery of her powers has plagued Ever for months though she hasn't managed to… Continue reading Evermore by Alyson Noel