Review policy/Reviews

Review Policy

I will only accept traditionally published Young Adult books for review and will also accept a limited number of Middle Grade books. I will give a  higher priority to those books written by British authors. I will not accept any self-published books for review or any e-books except through traditional published through NetGalley. I will not accept any requests for any book outside of my preferred reading genres/age categories. Please do not contact me for requests that are not about Young Adult books. Any attempts to contact me in regards to books that do not concern my reading tastes or this blog will be ignored and deleted.

I do not review every single book I read.  Currently I review about 50-75% of the books I read. If I accept a copy of your book for review please be aware that this does not guarantee a review on my blog.

Within the YA catergory, I enjoy books that are realistic/contemporary, romantic, girlie, literary, dystopian, verse novels, scifi and fantasy.  I do read paranormals and some horror as well, but I don't read either extensively.

The links to all of my reviews will go on Twitter (follow me here) and I try to update my GoodReads account as well.  I will very soon attempt to add all of my reviews to the UK Amazon site! 

I was listed in CISION's Top 10 UK Teenage Literature Blogs  for three consecutive years and couldn't be happier about it!

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Review page last updated: 14 November 2011
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Books Reviewed Sorted by Author


Cabot, Meg - Abandon
Cabot, Meg (Mia Thermopolis) - Ransom My Heart
Caine, Rachel - The Dead Girls' Dance
Caine, Rachel - Glass Houses
Card, Orson Scott - Ender's Game
Card, Orson Scott - Ender's Shadow
Carrington, Jim - In the Bag
Carter, Aimee - The Goddess Test
Cashore, Kristin - Graceling
Chabon, Michael - Wonder Boys 
Childs, Tera Lynn - Forgive My Fins
Clarke, Cat - Entangled
Cocks, Peter - Long Reach
Cohn, Rachel - Gingerbread
Cohn, Rachel with Levithan, David - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Colasanti, Susane - Take Me There
Colasanti, Susane - Waiting For You
Colasanti, Susane - When It Happens
Collins, Suzanne - Mockingjay
Condie, Ally - Matched
Creagh, Kelly - Nevermore
Creech, Sharon - Heartbeat
Cremer, Andrea - Nightshade
Crosley, Sloane - I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Curtis, Vanessa - Zelah Green
Cusick, John M - Girl Parts




Madigan, LK - Flash Burnout
Maguire, Eden - Beautiful Dead: Jonas
Mahoney, Karen - The Iron Witch
Manning, Sarra - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Mansell, Jill - Rumour Has It
Marchetta, Melina - Jellicoe Road
Marchetta, Melina - Looking For Alibrandi 
Marchetta, Melina - Saving Francesca 
Marriott, Zoe - Shadows on the Moon
Marsden, John - The Dead of Night
Marsden, John - So Much To Tell You 
Marsden, John - Tomorrow, When the War Began
Martin, Steve - Shopgirl
Martin, Valerie - Property
Martin, Valerie - The Unfinished Novel
Martinez, Jessica - Virtuosity
Master, Irfan - A Beautiful Lie 
Matson, Morgan - Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
Mayhew, Jon - Mortlock 
McCaughrean, Geraldine - Cyrano
McEwan, Ian - The Cement Garden
McKenzie, Sophie - Girl, Missing
McKenzie, Sophie - The Set-Up
McMann, Lisa - Fade 
McMann, Lisa - Gone
McMann, Lisa - Wake
McNamara, Ali - From Notting Hill, With Love ... Actually
Mead, Richelle - Frostbite
Mead, Richelle - Shadow Kiss
Mead, Richelle - Vampire Academy
Mead, Richelle - Vampire Academy (Graphic Novel)
Meyer, Stephanie - Twilight, graphic novel, Volume 1
Meyer, Stephenie - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Millard, Glenda - A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
Miller, Kristen - The Eternal Ones 
Myracle, Lauren - Kissing Kate
Myracle, Lauren with Green, John and Johnson, Maureen - Let It Snow




Sachar, Louis - The Cardturner
Sapphire - Push
Satrapi, Marjane - Embroideries
Satrapi, Marjane - Persepolis
Scarrow, Simon - Gladiator: Fight For Freedom
Scott, Elizabeth - Bloom 
Scott, Elizabeth - Grace
Scott, Elizabeth - Living Dead Girl
Scott, Elizabeth - Perfect You
Scott, Elizabeth - Something, Maybe
Scott, Elizabeth - Stealing Heaven
Sedgwick, Marcus - White Crow 
Sepetys, Ruta - Between Shades of Gray
Shusterman, Neal - Unwind 
Skuse, CJ - Rockoholic
Smith, Ali - Girl Meets Boy
Smith-Ready, Jeri - Shade 
Smith-Ready, Jeri - Shift
Sones, Sonya - One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
Sones, Sonya - What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know 
Sones, Sonya - What My Mother Doesn't Know
Spiegelman, Art - Maus
Spiegelman, Art - Maus II
St. Crow, Lili - Betrayals
St. Crow, Lili - Defiance
St. Crow, Lili - Strange Angels
Stainton, Keris - Della Says OMG
Stainton, Keris - Jessie Hearts NYC
Stead, Rebecca - When You Reach Me
Stiefvater, Maggie - Lament
Stiefvater, Maggie - The Scorpio Races
Stiefvater, Maggie - Shiver
Stirling, Joss - Finding Sky 
Stirling, Joss - Stealing Phoenix
Stone, Tanya Lee - A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl
Stratton, Allan - Chanda's Secrets
Summers, Courtney - Fall For Anything
Summers, Courtney - Some Girls Are
Suzuma, Tabitha - Forbidden
Suzuma, Tabitha - A Note of Madness



Zusak, Markus - Getting the Girl
Zusak, Markus - I Am the Messenger


Books Reviewed sorted by Title

A Bad Boy Can Be Good For A Girl - Tanya Lee Stone
Beastly - Alex Flinn
Beautiful Dead: Jonas - Eden Maguire
A Beautiful Lie - Irfan Master
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver 
Being Billy - Phil Earle
Betrayals - Lili St. Crow 
Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Septetys
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl - Joyce Carol Oates 
Big Woo - Susie Day
Birthmarked - Caragh O'Brien
Blood Magic - Tessa Gratton
Blood Red Road - Moira Young
Bloom - Elizabeth Scott
The Body Artist - Don DeLillo
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
The Book of Luke - Jenny O'Connell
Boy - Roald Dahl
The Boy Book - E Lockhart 
Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan
Boy Vs Girl - Na'ima B. Robert
Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman
The Boyfriend List - E Lockhart
Breathing - Cheryl Renee Herbsman
The Bride's Farewell - Meg Rosoff
By Midnight - Mia James



The Savage - David Almond
Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta
Scarred - Julia Hoban
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life - Bryan Lee O'Malley
Sea Change - Aimee Friedman
The Set-Up - Sophie McKenzie
Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson 
Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready 
Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead
Shadows on the Moon - Zoe Marriott
Shift - Jeri Smith-Ready
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Shopgirl - Steve Martin
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - Stephenie Meyer
Siren - Tricia Rayburn 
Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
Skellig - David Almond 
Skim - Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson 
Slog's Dad - David Almond 
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark - Glenda Millard
So Much To Tell You - John Marsden
Some Girls Are - Courtney Summers 
Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen
Something, Maybe - Elizabeth Scott 
The Spook's Apprentic - Joseph Delaney
Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
Stealing Heaven - Elizabeth Scott
Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling
Sticky Fingers - Niki Burnham
Story of a Girl - Sara Zarr
Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow
Suite Scarlett - Maureen Johnson 
The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Swapped By A Kiss - Luisa Plaja