Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

Everything, EverythingTitle: Everything, Everything
Author:
Nicola Yoon
Publisher:
  Corgi Childrens
Publication date: 1st September 2015
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780552574235
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
Buy at: BookDepository

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Continue reading

Fractured, by Dani Atkins

FracturedTitle: Fractured
Author:
Dani Atkins
Publisher:
 Head of Zeus
Publication date: November 1st 2013
Pages: 289
ISBN: 1781857113
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 1/5
Buy at: BookDepository

What would you do if life gave you a second chance?

Rachel’s life was perfect. She had a handsome boyfriend, wonderful friends and a place at university. But the night of the accident changed everything. She was left badly scarred, and consumed by guilt. In a single heartbeat, her world fell apart.
Continue reading

A Song for Ella Grey, by David Almond

A Song for Ella GreyTitle: A Song for Ella Grey
Author:
David Almond
Publisher:
 Hodder Children’s Books
Publication date: October 2nd 2014
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781444919547
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2.5/5
Buy at: BookDepository

An epic new novel from the award winning author of SKELLIG

A lyrical teenage love story inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Set in the urban landscape and coastal headlands of the North East of England, David Almond brings his legendary storytelling to this heart-breaking tale, giving it the intoxicating urgency and absolute beauty he is so admired for.

Continue reading

The Mark of the Tala, by Jeffe Kennedy

Title: The Mark of the Tala
Author:
Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher:
 Kensington Books
Publication date: May 27th 2014
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780758294432
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3/5
Buy at: BookDepository

 

Synopsis

The tales tell of three sisters, daughters of the high king. The eldest, a valiant warrior-woman, heir to the kingdom. The youngest, the sweet beauty with her Prince Charming. No one says much about the middle princess, Andromeda. Andi, the other one.

Continue reading

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

Title: The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Author:
Alice Hoffman
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster Ltd
First publication date: February 18th 2014
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1471112136
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4/5
Buy at: BookDepository

 

Synopsis

From the beloved, bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, a mesmerizing new novel about the electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

Continue reading

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author:
Laini Taylor
Publisher: 
Hodder Paperback
Release date: August 26th 2011
Pages: 418
ISBN: 1444722654
Source: Myself
Rating: 3/5
Buy at: Book Depository


Synopsis

“Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’, she sighed, but she gathered up her things.
When Brimstone called, she always came.”

Continue reading

The Midnight Witch, by Paula Brackson

Title: The Midnight Witch
Author:
Paula Brackson
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release date: March 25th 2014
Pages: 325
ISBN: 1250006082
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 2/5
Buy at: BookDepository

 

Synopsis

“The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life.”

Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch.

Continue reading