Book Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Title: The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: 2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series. The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably…

Book Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Title: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Source: ARC provided by Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving…

Book Review: Eat The Sky, Drink The Ocean by Kirsty Murray

Title: Eat The Sky, Drink The Ocean by Kirsty Murray My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: McElderry Books Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: Be transported into dystopian cities and other-worldly societies. Be amazed and beguiled by a nursery story with a reverse twist, a futuristic take on TV cooking shows, a playscript with tentacles – and…

Book Review: Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail

Title: Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can’t breathe, can’t walk, can’t anything and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J. It turns out A.J. likes…

Book Review: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen

Title: Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Ember Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: Life ahead: Proceed with caution. Sixteen-year-old Petula De Wilde is anything but wild. A family tragedy has made her shut herself off from the world. Once a crafting fiend with a happy life, Petula now sees danger…

Book Review: The List of Real Things by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Title: The List of Real Things by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald My Ratings: 4 Stars Publisher: Hachette Children’s Group Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: A poignant and big-hearted story about love, loss and believing in the magic of the imagination. The fourth novel from bestselling Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, following BACK…

Book Review: The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

Title: The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Random Things Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: How do you grow a miracle?  For the record, this is not the question Mr. Neely is looking for when he says everyone in class must answer an important question using the scientific method….

Book Review: Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

Title: Big Bones by Laura Dockrill My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Hot Key Books Source: Pansing Books Goodreads Synopsis: The latest teen novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others A heart-warming teen story from the unique voice…

Book Review: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Title: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani My Ratings: 5 Stars Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers Source: Times Reads Goodreads Synopsis: It’s 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are…

Book Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert My Ratings: 3 Stars Publisher: Penguin Source: Times Reads Hmmm… I think when you begin a review with the dreaded “hmm”, it doesn’t sound very promising isn’t it? The Hazel wood garnered a lot of hype in the bookish community and it has definitely piqued my interest to…