Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Challenge criteria: A book about feminism.


In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

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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