Sunday, 18 August 2013

Sunday Spotlight: Bookbag Reviews for June

Carrying on with my new feature in which I share the best books I've reviewed over at The Bookbag - click on a title to read the full review. June was a particularly good month!

YA

Spy Society by Robin Benway - A real charmer of a romance, with a wonderful central pairing and a great friendship story as well.

Invisibility by David Levithan and Andrea Cremer - Gorgeously written, this story of love and magic is a huge recommendation.

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider - Lyrical and unpredictable, this is one of the true standouts in what's been an absolutely wonderful year for YA. A must-read. (Fans of John Green, in particular, will devour this one!)


NA

Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess - I usually think NA is better in theory than it is in practise - although that may be just because I've been unlucky in some of the books I've tried. Brooklyn Girls, though, shows just how much potential NA has to be an awesome age category, focusing on a cast of characters in their early twenties who aren't quite comfortable with the responsibilities of being adults yet. The tagline 'Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?' is great, and sums up the book perfectly.


Adult

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell - I normally only post here about children's, teen, or NA books, but I couldn't leave out this beguiling, wonderful story. Set in Prohibition-era New York, with the main characters Rose and Odalie weaving between the police station they work at as typists and the speakeasies they frequent, this is the best adult novel of the year for me by a long, long way. Hard to summarise, but impossible to put down.

1 comment:

  1. Invisibility is on my to-read list. I'll definitely be putting Severed Heads on my Christmas list! It sounds awesome :-)

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