Orange by Ichigo Takano

A Plea From the Future On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one, Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future…

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…

An Open Letter to my recent favourite book

Originally written for Open Letter Fridays, on Pari617’s blog.  THIS HAS MINOR SPOILERS FOR THE BOOK. Dear The Night Circus, The first time I heard about you was in 2014, when Indu was reading you in a read-a-long with a few others scattered across the world. That time, I didn’t think much about you because…

Tackle by Holly Hart

I received an e-ARC from RedCape Romance PR in exchange for an honest review.  The rule journalists live by? Never become the story. And whatever you do, don’t sleep with him! Diana: My life’s changing so fast I’ve got whiplash! Two weeks ago, the only reporting I did was for the website… Cute little league…

As I Am by Annalisa Grant

I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. “You’re not invisible. You’re invaluable.” When Kinley Carmichael looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see her blonde-haired, blue-eyed, size 4 twin sister. She sees her dark-haired, brown-eyed, size 12 self. Kinley and her twin sister Addison are excited to start their second summer as counselors…

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,…

Half Bad by Sally Green

Wanted by no one. Hunted by everyone. Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape…

Outspoken by Lora Richardson

I received an ARC through the author in exchange for an honest review. Penny Beck is a girl who says yes when she means no. She keeps to herself, follows the rules, and does what she’s told. After a disastrous experience with her boyfriend, she’s determined to change from the spineless person she’s always been…

Save an Angel’s Kiss For Me and Lunchtime Eavesdropper

By Joanie Chevalier I received free digital copies of both novellas from the author in exchange for an honest review. Marlee is a fifteen year old girl who hates Christmas. She’s not always hated it, but she’ll tell you why. I love Christmas stories, even if I’m not a Christian. I think its more about…

First Kiss (Heavy Influence #1) by Ann Marie Frohoff

17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they’re brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right…