Posted in August 2015

The Bookshelf (August 2015)

Books reviewed this month… Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Here Be Dragons by Sarah Mussi The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg Violet and the Hidden Treasure (Violet #2) by Harriet Whitehorn Frail Human Heart (The Name of … Continue reading


Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of three teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace… …until a diary is found hidden in the ruins. But the diary, … Continue reading

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What’s good for society is good for everyone. Troy, … Continue reading

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

How did I get the book? StorytellersInc Book Club Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal Synopsis: Jude and her twin Noah were incredibly close – until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. Then Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy as well as a captivating new mentor, both of whom may just … Continue reading

Here Be Dragons by Sarah Mussi

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review Genre: Fantasy Previously reviewed: Riot Angel Dust Siege Synopsis: Ellie Morgan wants a boy who’s all hers. Just for once, it would be nice to meet someone that Sheila the cow hadn’t got her claws in to. A remote farmhouse … Continue reading

Interview with Patrick Ness #TheRestofUs

A little bit of background (btw you don’t have to read this. You can just skip ahead to the interview with Patrick Ness because Patrick Ness!!! But for context I thought why not give some details…) back in May Walker Books sent an invite for the 16th June #TheRestofUs Press Junket where you had the … Continue reading

Winterkill Trilogy Cover Unveiling

Today I have not ONE not TWO but THREE stunning covers to share.   Faber & Faber will be publishing Darkthaw, the second book in Kate A. Boorman Winterkill Trilogy this November. Let me introduce to the covers to go with it. I heard the winter winds whistling through the trees, Kane’s heart beating loud … Continue reading

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review Genre: Contemporary / Science Fiction Previously reviewed: More Than This Synopsis: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the … Continue reading