Book Reviews

7 YA Books that I’m Dying to Read

There are SO MANY BOOKS that I’m dying to read. D Y I N G. But because it’s exam season, and because I’ve been preparing to begin dissertation fieldwork, I haven’t been reading much YA. Most of what I’ve read for the past month and a half has been titled stuff like, “The Conservative Governments […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Dumplin’

I’ve wanted to read Dumplin’ for over a year now, but because I’m a poor grad student, buying it wasn’t an option. My budget is limited and I don’t want to buy a book that I haven’t already read and loved. Being an adult is hard. Enter my trusty local library, and some minor begging and […] Read more…

10 More Kickass YA Heroines

It was International Women’s Day last week, March is Women’s History Month, and here in the UK, we just celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. HOT DAMN. Here are ten more kickass YA heroines who can’t and won’t stay still. (Read last year’s list here.) Starr Carter, The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). I feel […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Hex Hall

I remember loving Rachel Hawkins‘ Hex Hall series years ago. The magic! The excitement! The romance! Yeah, Hex Hall even got me invested in the romance. Rachel Hawkins, if you’re ready, know that this is high praise. I’m not easily swept away by romance. In fact, I’m kind of a cranky old lady about romantic subplots. But this […] Read more…

On My Shelf: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

A review of Leigh Bardugo's YA novel Wonder Woman: Warbringer, in which Diana beats the stuffing out of bad guys for hundreds of pages and I lose my mind over a plot twist.

As promised, my first book review of 2018 is on Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I confess, Wonder Woman was never my favourite superhero. A little part of me died every time I saw that skimpy little leotard costume, and an even bigger part of me died when I realised that she’s the most iconic lady superhero out […] Read more…