Our hearts find a way to recover in “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver

Pandemonium is the second novel in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love and the power to choose. Following from Delirium, it is a book full of adventure, passion and danger that leaves you unable to put it down. Pandemonium is a riveting novel that crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, … More Our hearts find a way to recover in “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver

A world without love in Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium”

Love hurts. There’s not a single person on this planet who will tell you they’ve never been hurt because of love. It drives us crazy, makes us erratic. We become irrational, unable to concentrate, a little jealous, and we start caring less about our own wellbeing and care more about the wellbeing of others. It’s … More A world without love in Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium”

There is nothing more valuable than time in Cecelia Ahern’s “The Gift”

I have always loved and enjoyed Cecelia Ahern’s stories; I’ve made no secret of that. I never know what quite to expect from them because she surprises me in the best possible way. They are incredibly unique, creative and charming novels that are full with an insightfulness that leaves you touched. One of these books … More There is nothing more valuable than time in Cecelia Ahern’s “The Gift”

Chaos vs Order in “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

Have you ever had a bad morning where you wake up in a dingy elevator with no recollection of how you got there, where you’re going or even your own name? And then you find yourself in a fight for your life during a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future? No? Well, that’s what happens to our protagonist … More Chaos vs Order in “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner

Cherish what you have in Cecelia Ahern’s “There’s No Place Like Here”

Cecelia Ahern books are incredibly unique, and different from almost all other books. They are imaginative, creative and contain enough magic that makes us believe in what she’s writing. Ahern specialises in exploring and writing in depth about the littlest things that cross our minds. She can turn one small thought into a full story … More Cherish what you have in Cecelia Ahern’s “There’s No Place Like Here”

“Under the Lights” by Dahlia Adler is one of the most powerful books in the LGBT genre

Dahlia Adler gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that tackle some of the harder issues that don’t always come to surface with young adult (and even new adult) stories. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in being who you are and how to overcome these difficulties. She teaches us … More “Under the Lights” by Dahlia Adler is one of the most powerful books in the LGBT genre

“An Abundance of Katherines” isn’t as good as John Green’s other novels

John Green has had many outstanding books that have made the top of the young adult fiction list. The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska have all been massive successes, so of course when I heard there was another book, An Abundance of Katherines, I couldn’t wait to start reading it. … More “An Abundance of Katherines” isn’t as good as John Green’s other novels

“Prisoner of the Japanese: From Changi to Tokyo”: Tom Henling Wade’s moving memoir of survival and courage in the face of horror

Over the past six months I’ve noticed that my reading style has changed – the books I read now are totally different from the ones I usually read. Six months ago I was reading my usual dystopian future, romance, adventure novels. Now, I find myself drawn to stories like Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons, The … More “Prisoner of the Japanese: From Changi to Tokyo”: Tom Henling Wade’s moving memoir of survival and courage in the face of horror

What is Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” really about?

It is iconic for a literary work to survive 700 years and still maintain its mesmerising capacity to capture a person’s attention, and Dante Alighieri has reached that status. Most people at least know of Inferno, a long poem whose narrative describes what amounts to the poet’s tour of the afterlife, even if they haven’t … More What is Dante Alighieri’s “Inferno” really about?

“Say You’ll Remember Me” is Katie McGarry’s best book yet

I’m going to start by saying that I am a massive fan of Katie McGarry — I have read all of her novels from her Pushing the Limits series to her Thunder Road series to her few stand alone novels. And her latest novel, Say You’ll Remember Me, might just be her best one yet. … More “Say You’ll Remember Me” is Katie McGarry’s best book yet