Wednesday, 31 August 2016

'Nevernight', by Jay Kristoff

Title: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1)
Author(s): Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 11th August 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: YA, Epic Fantasy
Source: Publisher (ARC)

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.


Monday, 29 August 2016

'Tell Us Something True', by Dana Reinhardt

Title:Tell Us Something True
Author(s): Dana Reinhardt
Release Date: 20th July 2016
Publisher: Rock The Boat
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Source: Publisher (ARC)

For fans of Sarah Dessen, Jennifer Smith, E.L. Lockhart, and John Green, this delightful, often comic coming-of-age novel stars the lovable, brokenhearted River, the streets of LA, and an irresistible cast of characters.

Seventeen-year-old River doesn’t know what to do with himself when Penny, the girl he adores, breaks up with him. He lives in LA, where nobody walks anywhere, and Penny was his ride; he never bothered getting a license. He’s stuck. He’s desperate. Okay . . . he’s got to learn to drive.

But first, he does the unthinkable—he starts walking. He stumbles upon a support group for teens with various addictions. He fakes his way into the meetings, and begins to connect with the other kids, especially an amazing girl. River wants to tell the truth, but he can’t stop lying, and his tangle of deception may unravel before he learns how to handle the most potent drug of all: true love.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

'Burning Midnight', by Will McIntosh

Title: Burning Midnight
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Release Date: 11th February 2016
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Source: Giveaway (ARC)

How much would you pay for superpowers? Fast-paced action adventure with a world-changing twist...

For fans of The Maze Runner and The 5th Wave, this debut YA novel from Hugo Award-winner Will McIntosh pits four teens against an evil billionaire in the race of a lifetime.

Sully is a sphere dealer at a flea market. It doesn't pay much - Alex Holliday's stores have muscled out most of the independent sellers - but it helps him and his mum make the rent. No one knows where the brilliant-coloured spheres came from. One day they were just there, hidden all over the earth like huge gemstones. Burn a pair and they make you a little better: an inch taller, skilled at maths, better-looking. The rarer the sphere, the greater the improvement - and the more expensive the sphere.

When Sully meets Hunter, a girl with a natural talent for finding spheres, the two start searching together. What they find will change more than just their lives... Because the entire world fights over spheres, but no one knows why they're here or what their powers are... until now.


Saturday, 13 August 2016

'Children of Icarus', by Caighlan Smith

Title: Children of Icarus (Children of Icarus #1)
Author(s): Caighlan Smith
Release Date: 19th July 2016
Publisher: Curious Fox
Genre: YA, Dystopia
Source: Publisher (ARC)

It's Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it's Clara who is bright, strong and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It's no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes they are torn apart for ever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end.