Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda BérubéMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Here there are Monsters is a skin-prickling horror (though, in my opinion, not an overly scary one) that has your mind jumping from one theory to another as you unravel Skye’s journey to find her missing sister, Deirdre. The story jumps … Continue reading Review: Here There Are Monsters
You may have seen, I recently had a chat with published author S.M. Hollandabout mental illness in the realms of fiction.If you saw my interview, you will already know that thanks to the collaboration, my Quarterly Newsletter subscribers have the chance to win a free eBook copy of her soon-to-be-released book: Get in My Head: … Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Get in My Head, by S.M. Holland
Marked by P.C. Cast My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rereading this book roughly a decade later, as an adult, has been quite an experience. I was drawn back to the series by the recent announcement that it's to be adapted into a tv series, very exciting news! I found the book enticing enough, … Continue reading Review: Marked
As promised in a previous post, I'm excited to share the results of my recent burst of inspiration. This is a rewrite of the first chapter in a project I began years and years and years ago, which has sat, undisturbed, in my files ever since.
I've no idea what drew me back to this story specifically, but I'm more than happy to indulge in this long-forgotten project.
I've found it quite interesting, given this is a YA project. I've been drawn to my Adult Fiction works for a long time now, so rediscovering a YA voice has been a fun experience.
Anyway, without any further ado, I hope you enjoy reading this little excerpt as much as I liked writing it. And as always, feedback is welcome.
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead My rating: 3 of 5 stars Spoiler Free Review 2.5 stars Let me first start out by saying, I honestly didn't realise this was a romance novel when I picked it up... in fact, I was literally over half way through the book when I finally realised I was … Continue reading Review: The Glittering Court
The Rules: All books must be Young Adult. Track your books either privately, or publicly on your blog or a Goodreads account. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. There are four levels: The … Continue reading The Young Adult Reading Challenge
Discussing the steaminess of YA Fiction.
We’re loving the monthly themes here at AO&R and we really hope you are too. If you have a suggestion for a topic you’d like us to cover, please suggest away in the comments or on our facebook page. We’re always open to ideas. Anyways, the month of June is all about romance. So hold on tight so as not to get swept away in the swoon-fest!
It’s a widely known fact that many readers of YA are more ‘young at heart’ than actual young adults. Not speaking for myself of course … 😛 Okay, okay, so I’m totally a mum to one, almost two, real young adults. My little bookworms’ emergence into teenhood has brought with it an unexpected element and a new way of looking at YA books. Where I once devoured anything with so much as a sniff of romance, turning pages until I reached that happily…
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