Books in Discussion - Round 2

I have a couple of spare hours and will endeavour to cover more of my backlog: books read over the past twelve months that I never had time to review. It’ll be so nice to clear away another pile of books off my desk!

The Tribe trilogy has to be one of the best Young […]

Review: Die For Me

Die For Me by Amy Plum Revenants #1 HarperTeen 2011 Hardback 341 pages YA Paranormal Romance

In the wake of their parents’ death in a car accident, teenage sisters Georgia and Kate move to Paris to live with their paternal grandparents. They each have their own ways of grieving: Georgia, the attractive, social older […]

Review: Dearly, Departed

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel Gone With the Respiration #1 Del Rey 2011 E-book galley 467 pages YA Paranormal Romance; Horror; Science Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction; Steampunk

It’s 2195 and the world is a very different place. Climate change has driven the surviving human population to the land on the equator, and in New Victoria – […]

Review: Immortal

Immortal by Gillian Shields Immortal #1 Katherine Tegen Books 2010 (2009) Trade Paperback 360 pages YA Paranormal Romance

Evie Johnson is a sensible, responsible girl not much given over to fancy, but there’s no denying her world is becoming increasingly strange – and she seems to be in the thick of it. Sent to the […]

Review: 13 to Life

13 to Life by Shannon Delany 13 to Life #1 St. Martin’s Griffin 2010 Trade Paperback 308 pages YA Paranormal Romance/Mystery

There was a time when I had real enthusiasm for these books; now, I can barely summon the energy to write a review of one of them. That’s the problem with genre fiction. The […]

Review: Need

Need by Carrie Jones Need #1 Bloomsbury 2009 Trade Paperback 306 pages YA Horror; Paranormal Romance

Well, so continues my YA slump. I don’t know exactly what sub-genre to lump this in with – it’s not very romantic, it’s not terribly scary … urban fantasy? Seems to do the genre no favours. In short, this […]

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Little, Brown & Company 2009 Hardcover 563 pages YA Horror; Paranormal Romance

This is another book I bought for the pretty cover, and was ultimately disappointed by. I try not to think of star ratings while I’m reading a book, but with this one I would oscillate […]

Review: Fallen

Fallen by Lauren Kate Fallen #1 Delacorte Press 2009 Hardcover 452 pages YA Paranormal Romance; Horror

This is a tricky book to review, for a very simple reason: I did not know what this book was about, or what kind of book it was, when I started reading it, and the slow reveal made for […]