Best books of 2015

So many books, so little time. Luckily, I did have time to read these 12 brilliant books, my favourites of the year… All Involved by Ryan Gattis This is one of the first 2015 releases I read, way back in September 2014, and it is still without doubt one of the best books of the…

Book review: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Good young adult fiction not only contains a great plot, relatable characters and is well written, it can also sometimes help young people come to terms with difficult or traumatic experiences. Sarah Crossan’s Apple and Rain, about a young girl called Apple whose mum abandoned her when she was younger, is one of those books…

Book review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

Good dystopian fiction is hard to find, so it was with some relief I read Sarah Crossan’s Breathe earlier this year, and its sequel Resist, recently released, didn’t disappoint either. In a world where all the greenery has been cut down, people live in the Pod, their oxygen determined by how rich and important they…

A to Z bookish survey

Author you’ve read the most books from:I read an absolute tonne of Baby-Sitters Club books when I was younger, and the same with Sweet Valley High, so either Ann M Martin or Francine Pascal. Probably the latter, since I read a lot of the Fearless series too. Best sequel ever:Ever? Ask me this in a…

Book review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Young adult fiction is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to the popularity of series like Twilight and The Hunger Games, but just because they’re the big names doesn’t mean there isn’t other quality fiction out there. I stumbled across Sarah Crossan’s Breathe thanks to a publisher friend, and read the book in just a couple of…