Review: ‘Kate in Waiting’ by Becky Albertalli

It's basic Avril Lavigne math. We were the junior theater counselors, He was our cute townie vocal consultant. You truly could not make it any more obvious. Rating: 4.8/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporaryPublication: 22 April 2021 (ebook)Pages: 400 (ebook) Synopsis: Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. … Continue reading Review: ‘Kate in Waiting’ by Becky Albertalli

Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Day after day and night after night, she spun the dawn and unraveled the dusk. Rating: 4/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasyPublication: 4 March 2021 (originally published 9 July 2019 in hardback)Pages: 416 (paperback) Synopsis (from Hachette): On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the … Continue reading Review: ‘Spin the Dawn’ (‘The Blood of Stars’, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

I fell in love with the idea of love as I watched it written large across my television screen. Rating: 4.5/5 paper planes Genre: YA LGBTQ+ contemporaryPublication: 2 March 2021Pages: 320 (paperback) Synopsis: A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it . . . and finding out that real … Continue reading Book Tour Stop: Review and Favourite Quotes from ‘I Think I Love You’ by Auriane Desombre!

Review: ‘Girl. Boy. Sea.’ by Chris Vick

The sea and sky were our universe, and the boat was our world. A planet that had broken gravity and left its star. Drifting in the inky blue. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: Adventure contemporary (survival story)Publication: 8 Aug 2019 (Head of Zeus)Pages: 320 (hardcover) Synopsis: A young British boy, Bill, narrowly survives a shipwreck … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl. Boy. Sea.’ by Chris Vick

Review: ‘The Raven Boys’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

"Arbores loqui latine," Ronan replied. "The trees speak Latin." Rating: 4.25/5 paper planes Genre: YA paranormal fantasy Publication: September 2012 Pages: 409 (hardback) Synopsis: It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees … Continue reading Review: ‘The Raven Boys’ (‘The Raven Cycle’, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Top 5 Saturday: Land ahoy! Books Set Near/On the Sea

Today's topic: 5 books set near/on the sea! I weirdly haven't read very many books set on the sea, so these make up the majority of ones I've actually read... If you've got recommendations please send them my way (or just link me to your Top 5 Saturday post!). 'Empire of Storms' ('Throne of Glass', … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Land ahoy! Books Set Near/On the Sea

Review: ‘Yes No Maybe So’ by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

All our actions are little drops that collect into a groundswell for change. It's the only way most change happens. Ordinary people doing everything they can. Rating: 3/5 paper planes Genre: YA contemporary (rom-com; activism) Publication: 4th Feb 2020 Synopsis: YESJamie Goldberg's cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate - behind the scenes. … Continue reading Review: ‘Yes No Maybe So’ by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

[Soraya] had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. She had been alone long enough to know which one she was. Rating: 5/5 paper planes Genre: YA fantasy (retelling, Persian mythology) Publication date: 7th July 2020 Synopsis: There was and there was not, as all stories begin, … Continue reading Review: ‘Girl, Serpent, Thorn’ by Melissa Bashardoust (ARC)

#Fanart Friday: Baz Pitch, Wayward Son

After what feels like 6 million years, I finally finished (I think?) colouring my Baz Pitch lineart from last year's Inktober! I themed the whole month around the 'Carry On' books by Rainbow Rowell, and the below fanart is based on a scene from 'Wayward Son' (book 2) - not really spoiler-y, but just letting … Continue reading #Fanart Friday: Baz Pitch, Wayward Son

Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness

Early one morning just as the sun was rising,I heard a maiden call from the valley below.“Oh don’t deceive me, oh never leave me."I open my eyes.Don’t deceive me.Never leave me.I have to find her. Rating: 5/5 glowing paper planes Genre: YA dystopian sci-fi Synopsis: Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of … Continue reading Review: ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ (‘Chaos Walking’, #1) by Patrick Ness