Book review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

3/5 stars So I’ll start by saying that this review in particular comes down to personal preference and that I feel like the story warrants a higher rating, I just didn’t really care for it personally. I probably should just give up on YA fantasy as there are just SO many books out there in…

Book review: Echo Boy by Matt Haig

4/5 stars. Audible version, narrated by Jane Collingwood and Thomas Judd. This story is set in an imagined not too distant future, in the year 2115. A lot of scientific advancements have been made, including ECHOs. ECHO stands for Enhanced Computerised Humanoid Organism, and they’re essentially very advanced androids. They look human, they are built…

My favourite reads in 2018

Disclaimer: featured image only contains 2 of the books on my list because I’m lazy and took a screenshot from my Goodreads 2018 overview. 2018 was a bit of a banner year for reading for me with a total of 63 books read. Of course there are people who read hundreds of books a year,…

Book review: Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

4/5 stars Just because this is a book about high school girl cliques and one of the girls is called Regina, don’t make the mistake of thinking this is Mean Girls. Actually, scratch that, this is exactly Mean Girls. Down to the colour coordinated clothing. Except it’s not funny, and nobody is hit by a…

Book review: Cracked up to Be by Courtney Summers

4/5 stars After having read and fallen in love with Sadie by Courtney Summers, it’s safe to say that I had pretty high expectations of this novel, though I knew it was Summers’s first, so I couldn’t reasonably expect it to be as well polished, plotted and written as Sadie. And it isn’t, but it…

Book review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

5/5 stars. I just finished this book yesterday and want to review it while it’s still fresh and I’m still basking in the warm feel-good glow, even though that means it’s skipping the queue. I was a little sceptical at first, as the language is very – well – teenager. For the first few chapters…

Book review: Turtles all the way down by John Green

4/5 stars. I’ve come to understand that the type of characters this book is populated with are typical for John Green. That is, very precocious teenagers who are all amateur existential philosophers. Yes, they are unrealistic – I’ve never met a teenager (or any person for that matter) who speaks like Green’s characters. But, this…