Book review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall  Published by Chicken House Books Agoraphobia confines Norah to the house she shares with her mother. For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter on the doorstep changes everything: Luke, her new neighbour. Norah is determined to be the girl she thinks Luke deserves: a ‘normal’ girl, her skies unfiltered by the lens of mental illness. Instead, her love and bravery opens a window to unexpected truths … Review To start with, this book comes in three different shades of

Book review: Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Olivia and her twin brother Aidan are heading alone back to Earth following the virus that wiped out the rest of their crew, and their family, in its entirety. Nathan is part of a community heading in the opposite direction. But on their journey, Nathan’s ship is attacked and most of the community killed. Only a few survive. Their lives unexpectedly collided, Nathan and Olivia are instantly attracted to each other, deeply, head-over-heels – like nothing they have ever experienced. But not everyone is pleased. Surrounded by rumours, deception, even murder, is it possible to live out a happy ever

Blog Tour: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Title: Jamaica Inn Author: Daphne Du Maurier Series: N/A Acquired: Review Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Virago Release date: 1st published 1935 – reissue 16th July 2015 In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother’s dying wish was that she take refuge there, with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind: Jamaica Inn has a desolate power, and behind it’s crumbling walls Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband. When Mary discovers the inn’s dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything

Young Adult review: Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Title: Never, Always, SometimesAuthor: Adi AlsaidSeries: N/AAcquired: ReviewPublisher: MIRA InkRelease date: 13th August 2015Never date your best friend. Always be original.Sometimes rules are made to be broken. Best friends Dave and Julia have vowed to never do a long list of things because they don’t want to end up being high school clichés. Although they wrote the list a long time ago, Dave and Julia are now in their senior year and decide that doing the ‘nevers’ list could actually be really fun. But, being outside of their comfort zones forces them both to find out who they really are.ReviewI’m always on the

YA review: The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak

Title: The HeartbreakersAuthor: Ali NovakSeries: The Heartbreaker Chronicles #1Acquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Sourcebooks FireRelease date: 1st August 2015Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD…for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.Except, Stella’s life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver

YA review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Title: Every Last Word Author: Tamara Ireland Stone Series: N/A Acquired: Review Genre: Young Adult Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release date: 16th June 2015 Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off. Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn’t help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the

YA review: All The Rage by Courtney Summers

Title: All The RageAuthor: Courtney SummersSeries: N/AAcquired: BoughtGenre: Young AdultPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease date: 14th April 2015The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she

YA review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Title: Everything, EverythingAuthor: Nicola YoonSeries: N/AAcquired: Review (NetGalley)Genre: Young AdultPublisher: Corgi Children”sRelease date: 27th August 2015Madeline has a very rare disease that prevents her from leaving her own home; not from fear but because she is allergic to everything. When the new family move in next door though her whole life changes. Everything about Olly fascinates Madeline. She’s desperate to know more about him but of all the things she’s never experienced before, love may just be the most exciting. ReviewAfter reading all of my physical review books I headed to NetGalley to have a bit of a browse and came across this one.