Category Archives: contemporary

Book Blitz: Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and The Brute Alicia Michaels Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: March 13th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind. When … Continue reading

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Review: The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson

“Gorgeous and heartbreaking” About the Book: Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn’t been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes … Continue reading

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Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

“the moment I began to read, the very first page, Marlon’s voice caught me” SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 COSTA BOOK AWARD Sixteen-year-old Marlon Sunday is a good boy. He’s studying hard for his exams and he doesn’t do drugs or … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Alterations by Stephanie Scott

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FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella

Tone and topic are at odds Kinsella is a great writer and parts of this book are excellent. But other parts are … just not quite right. She’s chosen difficult topics to treat in a jokey way – bullying and … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Pushing Perfect

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Tuesday Interview: Megan Crewe

Hello, Megan, and welcome to the Paisley Piranha’s aquarium. Make yourself at home. Don’t stick your fingers in the tank, we’re not sure how well trained the piranhas are. A big thank you for coming. A Mortal Song looks GORGEOUS … Continue reading

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