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Review: The Other Inheritance by Rebecca Jaycox

Great premise … but oddly passionless. About the book: One girl. Two worlds. Hunted in both. Seventeen-year-old Reggie Lang is used to dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies, but fate has thrown her a curve ball. A … Continue reading

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Review: Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

About the book: Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz. Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking … Continue reading

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Review: New Kid in Town by Jacky Gray

About the book: Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up. The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of … Continue reading

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Review: Connected by Kat Stiles

Anyone following my reviews with a keen eye (hi, mum!) may be expecting a review of a book beginning with “J” this week, as part of my alphabet challenge. Well, that book was Jane Eyre. It is so unutterably awful … 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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Series review: The Tainted Accords by Kelly St Clare

A great world and a kickass heroine – my favourite! About the series: The veil I’ve worn from birth carries with it a terrible loneliness; a suppression I cannot imagine ever being free of. Some things never change…  My mother … Continue reading

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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

“Hel is … a teen railing against circumstances she is powerless to change, petulant, angry, sulky and despairing” The Monstrous Child is the first YA novel by Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books. The ‘monstrous child’ of the … Continue reading

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