How I met Brooding YA Hero

This post comes as part of my role as a #BroodingYAHero Street Team member, the #BroodyBFFs.

You never forget the first time you’ve met the love of your life. I was online, trying to find my recommendations for my next read on Twitter. Suddenly, a dark-haired, handsome man appeared on my timeline.

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Genre spotlight: dystopian fiction

Dystopia has really come to the fore in the last few years. It’s completely taken over the shelves and the screens – fourth films in the Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies (you work that one out) appeared in cinemas either late last year, or early in 2016.

If it’s not gonna go away, we may as well pay attention. The aforementioned aren’t the only dystopian works you should look out for though.

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Review: The Call by Peadar O Guilín

Challenge criteria: A book recommended by your local librarian/bookseller.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)


What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down… Continue reading

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Challenge Criteria: A dystopian novel


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

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