Amanzimtoti 2: Inyoni Rocks by Carmen Shea-Hepburn

After a bleak winter break alternately spent between the snowy mountaintops of the Drakensberg and a self-imposed exile upon his return to Amanzimtoti, Wayne du Preez finds himself commencing his third term at Toti High with something akin to dread as the tangled web of secrets and lies he’s been spinning since the start of…

Could you Love an Apple? by Becky Jerams

Book 2 in Love Stories by Becky Jerams, releasing today! Taylor Raven is starting over. After a few difficult college years, he has decided to finally move away from Havensdale (and away from his father) to take a tennis coaching course in the tiny village of Westerfield. The peaceful country life is exactly what Taylor needs to…

Seahorse by Janice Parait

The last thing I expected to feel after reading this book was love. I don’t read a lot of books penned by Indian authors. I have tried; I have no prejudices. The ones I tried gave me bad experiences, which is why I am hesitant to buy such books. And I have such a hard…

Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at Havensdale College – and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you’re constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate…

Amanzimtoti: The Ridge by Carmen Shea-Hepburn

I was given an ARC by the author for an honest review. Set in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, the story follows Wayne du Preez as he starts his matric. Completing his final year of high school won’t be his only problem, however, when a boy from his childhood makes a surprise reappearance in small town Toti,…

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Originally written for The BookClub. A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude…