YA review: On The Fence by Kasie West

Title: On The FenceAuthor: Kasie WestSeries: N/AAcquired: BoughtGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: 31st July 2014For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with

YA review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

Title: Faking PerfectAuthor: Rebecca PhillipsSeries: N/AAcquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Kensington BooksRelease date: 30th June 2015 When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:1. Avoid her at school.2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or

YA review: Center Ice by Cate Cameron

Title: Center IceAuthor: Cate CameronSeries: Corrigan Falls Raiders #1Acquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Entangled CrushRelease date: 19th May 2015Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike

YA review: Made for You by Melissa Marr

Title: Made for YouAuthor: Melissa MarrSeries: N/AAcquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Harper CollinsRelease date: 26th March 2015When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive.

YA review: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Finding AudreyAuthor: Sophie KinsellaSeries: N/AAcquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: Doubleday Children’sRelease date: 4th June 2015Audrey doesn’t leave the house. Not since that day. She only goes out to see her therapist who urges her to take risks and face her fears. That’s easier said than done though and Audrey struggles to take off her dark glasses, deal with her anxiety disorder and talk to her brothers best friend who thinks she may just like!ReviewAlthough Sophie Kinsella is a very well-known name in the book world, this is the first of her novels that I’ve read and I had no idea what to

YA review: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

Title: Nowhere But HereAuthor: Katie McGarrySeries: Thunder Road #1Acquired: ReviewGenre: Young AdultPublisher: MIRA InkRelease date: 26th May 2015Seventeen year old Emily loves her life with great parents, good friends and living in a safe neighbourhood. But, she has a biological dad who she’s curious about, even if she doesn’t want to admit it. Instead of being her dad he chose life as a member of Reign of Terror, a motorcycle club.An unexpected visit turns into a stay Emily never thought she would do and nothing is what she thought it was; not her dad, not the club and certainly not Oz, the guy she seems to

YA review: Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry

Title: Breaking the RulesAuthor: Katie McGarrySeries: Pushing the Limits #1.5Acquired: BoughtGenre: Young AdultPublisher: MIRA InkRelease date: 1st January 2015Noah and Echo are having an epic summer road trip before Echo heads off to college. She needs time away from home and she needs to spend time with the one guy who will never judge her. But, the road trip turns into something else entirely and instead of bringing the couple together, it threatens to push them apart. ReviewEcho and Noah have been one of my favourite couples in a young adult series in such a long time so going into this book was

Series wrap up – Bloodlines 4, 5 & 6

My wonderful husband bought me the final three books in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead for my birthday last month. It had been a very long time since I read the first three books though and I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to get back into the series. Boy, was I wrong! After picking up book 3, The Fiery Heart I was hooked once again and I read all three books within a couple of days.  Protagonists Sydney and Adrian are trying to find their feet in their secret relationship. Adrian is a Vampire and