Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

 Title: Cress Author: Marissa Meyer Publisher: Feiwel and Friends, imprint of Macmillan Date Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-312-64297-6 In the third instalment of The Lunar Chronicles series, we meet Cresent Moon, aka Cress, a lunar girl who’s been held captive in a satellite orbiting Earth for seven years and has been forced to work as aContinue reading “Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer”

Review: Libba Bray’s The Diviners

Title: The Diviners Author: Libba Bray Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Date Published: 2012 (hardcover), 2013 (paperback) Libba Bray, the author of the Gemma Doyle series (a series that I was complete obsessed with in high school and still love to this day), has begun a new series,Continue reading “Review: Libba Bray’s The Diviners”

Review: Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird

Title: Boy, Snow, Bird Author: Helen Oyeyemi Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, imprint of Penguin Canada Books Inc. Date Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-0-14-318743-1 Released on Monday of this week, Boy, Snow, Bird, a postmodern retelling of the classic Snow White, features Boy Novak who we meet as a fifteen-year-old who is subject to the violence of anContinue reading “Review: Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird”

New Read

I’ve just picked up Helen Oyeyemi’s latest novel, Boy, Snow, Bird. It is so vivid and eye catching with its gorgeous cover. I’m really looking forward to what this novel will bring. I read Oyeyemi’s Opposite House a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Let’s hope this new read brings the same level of satisfaction. 

Review: The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

  Title: Scarlet Author: Marissa Meyer Published by: Square Fish, imprint of Macmillan Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-1-250-00721-6 In the second book of The Lunar Chronicles series, we meet Scarlet Benoit, a fiery, red-haired farm-grow girl, who’s opinionated and stubborn. Scarlet’s grandmother has been missing for two weeks when Scarlet meets Wolf, the strangely strongContinue reading “Review: The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer”

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Title: The Lost Girl  Author: Sangu Mandanna Published by: Balzer + Bray, imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Published: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2 Wow. This is the word I choose to sum up Mandanna’s epic novel. It’s very rare that I’m so struck by a concept that is so shocking and morally-challenging, but so brilliant and complete. “EvaContinue reading “Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna”

Review of “The Forsaken” by Lisa M. Strasse

Title: The Forsaken Author: Lisa M. Strasse Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR Published: 2012 ISBN: 9778-1-4424-3265-9 This book has an absolutely stunning cover. It’s because of this cover that I picked up this book and purchased it in the first place. The story itself was very reminiscent of the Divergent series for me. The worldContinue reading “Review of “The Forsaken” by Lisa M. Strasse”

Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Title: Insurgent Author: Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperCollins  Published: 2012 ISBN: 9780062024046 As promised, I’m continuing on my venture into the land of YA. And it hasn’t been all sunshine and happiness. Prepare yourself because my thoughts on this novel are not as pleasant as I’d like them to be. I have never been so disappointedContinue reading “Review of Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent””

Review of “The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

Title: The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder Author: Marissa Meyer Publisher: Square Fish, imprint of Macmillan  Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-250-00720-9 Prepare yourselves. I’ve started on a YA kick. I love YA as much as the next person, but I’m not one to read this exciting genre exclusively. However I’ve devoted a lot of time over theContinue reading “Review of “The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder” by Marissa Meyer”

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

  Title: The Alchemist Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher: HarperOne Publication Date: 1993 (English Version) ISBN: 978-0-06-250217-9 Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a story of self-discovery and personal destiny. An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago embarks on a journey of living out his dreams of finding treasure in Egypt instead of settling for the simple, easy, andContinue reading “The Alchemist by Paul Coelho”