“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

15 Times we fell in love with Gatsby from “The Great Gatsby”

In the epic classic novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby is a kind person and somewhat of a romantic idealist who is madly in love with Daisy Buchanan. He is the type of character that never leaves you, the type you can’t forget about after the book is finished. Gatsby is a … More 15 Times we fell in love with Gatsby from “The Great Gatsby”

“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

20 Quotes from literature that will remind you to always have hope

20 Quotes from literature that will remind you to always have hope.   1. “Hope is a powerful thing. Some say it’s a different breed of magic altogether. Elusive, difficult to hold on to. But not much is needed.” ― Stephanie Garber, Caraval 2. “Hope,” said Vikus. “There are times it will be very hard to find. … More 20 Quotes from literature that will remind you to always have hope

Magic, mystery and adventure in Stephanie Garber’s “Caraval”

Stephanie Garber‘s Caraval is a tale of magic, love, imagination and human spirit. This stunningly powerful and mesmerising debut novel is for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It is a strong story about taking risks and doing what makes you happy, not what other people tell you to. If you love a … More Magic, mystery and adventure in Stephanie Garber’s “Caraval”

Jodi Picoult’s “The Storyteller”: A heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful story that shows the strength of the human spirit

I’m going to start by saying that I am a massive fan of Jodi Picoult. Her novels are inspiring, gripping, enthralling and full of love, plot twists and the unpredictable nature of human life. Her characters are strong, yet sometimes beautifully flawed — which is why we love them so much and find them so … More Jodi Picoult’s “The Storyteller”: A heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful story that shows the strength of the human spirit