We Are Okay Book Review

We Are Okay Book Cover We Are Okay
Nina LaCour
Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, Fiction
Dutton Books for Young Readers
February 14th 2017

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

State of Sorrow – Book Review

State of Sorrow Book Cover State of Sorrow
Melinda Salisbury
Fantasy, Young Adult
Scholastic UK
March 1st 2018
Hardback (Fairyloot Exclusive)

Sorrow - for that is all she brings us.

A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…

By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.

By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she's loved since childhood. But one ghost won't stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she's willing to go to win...

Who Runs the World? Book Review

Who Runs the World? Book Cover Who Runs the World?
Virginia Bergin
Young Adult, Science Fcition
Macmillan Children's Books
June 1st 2017

From the author of H2O—In a society where women rule and men are almost extinct, River discovers a dark secret that will change her world as she knows it… 

Sixty years ago, a virus wiped out almost all men on Earth. Now women run the world, and men are kept in repopulation facilities, safe from the deadly virus. At least, that's what everyone has been led to believe…until River discovers a young man on a country road—injured but alive. Mason has been outside for five days since escaping from his facility, and no one can understand how he has survived. Hiding the boy violates the rules of their world, but as the women of the town band together to try to save him, River begins to suspect that the truth behind Mason's existence is darker than she could have imagined.

Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin as a fascinating book about a world without boys.

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A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Review

A Quiet Kind of Thunder Book Cover A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Sara Barnard
Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Macmillan Children's Books
January 12th 2017

Steffie doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. 
Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. 
Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's a rumbling roll of thunder. 

Steffie has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffie doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffie finds that she doest have a voice, and that's she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

I constantly kept hearing about this book on Twitter. I decided to pick it up and gosh it was so beautiful. Here is my review for A Quiet Kind of Thunder!

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