Tag Archives: Young Adult

Wherewolves by John Vamvas and Olga Montes (2013)

Review by CJ

Page count:
308

ISBN:
9780991866618 

 

A class of mostly army brat seniors are taken into the woods on a survival weekend with their teacher, Sergeant Tim O’Sullivan. When O’Sullivan forces the bullied misfits to join their tormentors on the weekend away, things take a turn that no-one (in the story) expected.

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The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
213

Format:
ARC eBook

ISBN:
1973717956 

 

Perrie has become Vale’s Bride of Glass and together they lead the dark souls on a wave of destruction that threatens to destroy humanity. When Perrie’s cousin Maisie and ex-boyfriend Neven return to their senses, they must work together to free Perrie and save what’s left of the world.

The Bride of Glass is the second book in The Glass Vault series.

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
368

ISBN:
9780141375632

 

When five students attend detention and only four leave alive, the surviving students are thrown into the spotlight as suspects in the deceased’s murder investigation.

When it’s discovered that the deceased was going to publicly reveal secrets that could ruin the four survivors, the geek, the jock, the princess and the criminal must work out which of them is capable of murder.

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (2017)

Review by CJ

Page count:
242

ISBN:
1544274653

 

When a surge of missing person cases occurs in Deer Park, Texas, Perrie isn’t as worried as her father. That is until her ex-boyfriend and best friend go missing too. Perrie and her friend slash would-be-boyfriend August venture to the mysterious Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault to find answers. Can Perrie and August save their friends or will they need saving too?

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is the first book in The Glass Vault series.

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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

Review by Liz

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Page count:
528

Publisher:
Orion Books

Format:
Trade paperback

ISBN:
9781409151197

 

In the third instalment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Following on from Glass Sword, Mare Barrow has been taken prisoner, powerless without her lightning and tormented by her lethal mistakes. She is at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal who is now King. Maven continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner.

Mare is bearing the weight of Silent Stone (a stone that oppresses magical ability), her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organising, training and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal (prince hottie and the rightful heir), the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire – leaving Norta to burn all the way down.

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Asylum by Madeleine Roux (2013)

Review by CJ

asylum

Page count:
311

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
978-0-00-753822-5

 

Dan Crawford is a 16-year-old outcast who is thrilled to escape to a college preparation summer program in New Hampshire. Upon arriving he befriends the artistic Abby and Jordan whose tongue is as sharp as his wits are quick.

When the trio discover that their dorm for the summer used to be an asylum, they start exploring forbidden areas. It’s while exploring these areas that each of them awaken insanities of their own. Can they band together to solve the mysteries posed by the asylum or will they succumb to its madness?

Asylum is the first novel in the Asylum series.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2011)

Review by CJ

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Page count:
353 [excluding credits, acknowledgments, a conversation with Ransom Riggs and a preview of Hollow City]

Format:
Paperback

ISBN:
978-1-59474-603-1

 

When Jakob’s grandfather is killed under horrific circumstances, Jakob travels to the children’s home his grandfather spent time in as a child hoping that the trip will enlighten him on his grandfather’s past. Jakob discovers that the fantastic stories his grandfather told him were not only real but now lead him to a renewed purpose in his own life.

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