Category: YA


Review: 3.5 stars to The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury #BookBloggers #TheGirlGang

Posted 2 July, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3.5 stars to The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury #BookBloggers #TheGirlGang

I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch. Twylla is blessed. The Gods have chosen her to marry a prince, and rule the kingdom. But the favour of the Gods has it’s price. A deadly poison infuses her skin. Those who anger the queen must die under Twylla’s fatal touch. Only Lief, an outspoken new guard, can see past Twylla’s chilling role to the girls she truly is. Yet in a court as dangerous as the queen’s, some truths should not be […]


Review: 3 stars to Paperweight by Meg Haston #BookBloggers #thegirlgang

Posted 2 July, 2016 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3 stars to Paperweight by Meg Haston #BookBloggers #thegirlgang

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Struggling to deal with her brother’s death and a past she refuses to confront, Stevie knows she has problems. But she’s still furious about the fact that she’s been packed off to a health clinic, in the middle of nowhere, where mobile phones are banned and communication with the outside world is strictly by permission only. The regimented and obtrusive nature of the clinic and its staff is torture to the deeply private, obstinate Stevie – and don’t […]


#Review: 4 stars to The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski #BookBloggers #YA #Fantasy

Posted 24 June, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Updates, YA / 1 Comment
#Review: 4 stars to The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski #BookBloggers #YA #Fantasy

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love They were never meant to be together. As a general’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can’t help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray […]


#Review: 4 stars to In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken #BookBloggers #YA

#Review: 4 stars to In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken #BookBloggers #YA

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of […]



Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman #bookbloggers #preorder

Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman #bookbloggers #preorder

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s […]


Review: 4 stars to Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine #bookbloggers #Morganville

Review: 4 stars to Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine #bookbloggers #Morganville

MIDNIGHT BITES, the new Morganville Vampires short story anthology! It will bring together almost everything that I’ve written in short form about Morganville … though I did leave out some of the original “diary” entries that appeared on an earlier version of the Morganville website, simply because they were just scenes and not stories, and were generally really short snippets. This is all short fiction, and it’s been carefully organized into the timeline, so you can read from the earliest adventures (some of which belong […]


Waiting On Wednesday: Paper and Fire

Waiting On Wednesday: Paper and Fire

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I want to bring to your attention the second in a series: Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine I literally just finished book 1, Ink and Bone, and I want to read the sequel like NOW! It comes out 21st July 2016. So not too long…but long enough.  If you haven’t seen my review for Ink and Bone, check […]


Audiobook Review: 4 stars to Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

Audiobook Review: 4 stars to Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. In a world where the ancient Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed, knowledge now rules the world: freely available, but strictly controlled. Owning private books is a crime. Jess Brightwell is the son of a black market book smuggler, sent to the Library to compete for a position as a scholar . . . but even as he forms friendships and finds his true gifts, he begins to unearth the dark secrets of the greatest, most revered institution in […]


Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse […]


Waiting On Wednesday: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Posted 1 June, 2016 by katheryn13 in Updates, Waiting On Wednesday, YA / 3 Comments
Waiting On Wednesday: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

  “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   Strange the Dreamer is the story of: the aftermath of a war between gods and men a mysterious city stripped of its name a mythic hero with blood on his hands a young librarian with a singular dream a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and […]



Review: 4 stars to Vicious by V.E. Schwab #Adult #Superpowers

Review: 4 stars to Vicious by V.E. Schwab #Adult #Superpowers

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates?brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognised the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to […]


ARC Review: 5 stars to Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Posted 26 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Funny, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
ARC Review: 5 stars to Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt

Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . . he’s got to learn to drive. But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. So hey guys! Long time no see on a Tuesday! I bring you today’s installment of 10 books…and this time it’s Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed, whether that be less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference or that I thought it was great in a genre until I became more well read in that genre, and on and on. You get the idea. I had […]