Grace and Fury

If you had the choice between being a rebel and having rights or being a princess and having no voice, what would you choose? I found myself on the edge of my seat with this read. And even though there are familiar plot twists, I have found myself rooting for them in the end. IContinue reading “Grace and Fury”

Reign of Shadows

Have you ever pictured yourself as a hero in a story? What kind of hero would you be? I myself have become quite a fan of the unconventional hero/heroine. And this novel just made me love them more. A gripping tale of a kingdom thrown into darkness, literally and figuratively, fighting for survival. Two unlikelyContinue reading “Reign of Shadows”

The Last Hunt

South Africa is an unique and beautiful country, with many great stories to be told. Having grown up in South Africa, I know that not all those stories are necessarily beautiful, but they are definitely powerful. This Novel is one of the more powerful stories, relating our more recent history. And I LOVED IT!

A very large expanse of sea

There are not a lot of author’s I wind up buying whatever they write. But Tahereh Mafi is official one of my must buy authors. I absolutely adored this novel and you should definitely pick up a copy today! I am literally doing an ugly cry right now! I honestly have a broken heart. ThisContinue reading “A very large expanse of sea”

The Gifted, The Talented and Me

As a highschool kid, you face uncharted waters of social hierarchy and hormone driven reactions. On top of all that chaos you can sprinkle a bit home issues and millennial parenting and find an amazing story about an average kid moved to a school for the gifted and struggling to find his place. The answerContinue reading “The Gifted, The Talented and Me”

10 Young Adult Books I would love to read before 2020

We are on the brink on November which means we have literally only weeks left in this year, before publishers swarm us with new amazing adventures and stories for 2020. And as with all things festive, it’s the time of the year where budgets and wish lists become a continuous topic of discussion. And with so many great books out there, what is a girl to do?

We hunt the flame

Humming the intro of Aladdin in my head I reach for this novel, high expectations and coffee in the hand I settle in to travel to one of the world’s richest places (both in culture and magic) in this highly anticipated debut of 2019. 

The Deathless Girls

To be honest, I am a bit of a scaredy cat, so when my friend approached me with a buddy read for this book I wasn’t sure if it was going to be as fun for me. (I tend to hide behind my hands during Stranger Things…enough said) But nevertheless her enthusiasm was contagious and I agreed. 

And so we start a three day read of one the most intense books I have read all year. 

Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace (Reviewed by Meredith Mara)

In LEAN OUT, Marissa Orr, who began her career as a founding member of Google’s Sales Operations & Strategy Team, takes a long, hard, and honest look at the gender gap and, in the process, exposes a lot of bad narrative out there. Because, hey, female empowerment should never be women telling each other howContinue reading “Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace (Reviewed by Meredith Mara)”