Search results for tag: Young-adult fiction

BOOK REVIEW: The Obernwytn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody (Review by Sarah McDuling)

It’s (almost) here! At long last, it has (nearly) arrived! All hail The Red Queen. Like so many others, I’ve been a fan of The Obernewtyn Chronicles since I was kid. I have read and re-read these books so many times, my copies have grown battered and torn and the characters have come to feel like old friends. But alas, all good things must come to an end! With The Red Queen, Isobell... Read more

by | October 30, 2015

REVIEW: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (Review by Sarah McDuling)

Love Letters to the Dead is a powerful coming-of-age novel that will grab hold of your heart and soul, drawing you into the narrator’s world so completely that finishing the book is actually quite upsetting – like having a door slammed in your face by your new best friend. As far as I’m concerned it’s one of the top Young Adult novels of the year. This book first came to my attentio... Read more

by | May 14, 2014

REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green (review by Sarah McDuling)

Every so often you hear about a book that’s being touted as a “global sensation”. Usually in such cases the film rights have been bought, the author is being labelled “the next J.K Rowling” and the general consensus seems to be OMG this is it! The New Craze! The Next Big Thing! And so on, and so forth. We’ve heard it all before, right? And yet it doesn’t seem to matter how many times I hear it,... Read more

by | February 27, 2014

Teen Book Video Awards – make some noise

In the hotly contested young adult fiction market it is always a battle to get attention to any one particular book. At the same time, for young creative types, it is always a battle to get attention. Read more

by | May 11, 2011