So, I first put this one on the wishlist when I started seeing reviews for the US edition, Shadow and Bone. Everything about it screamed intrigue! I nearly missed the review copy, because I skimmed straight over the cover. It’s not that I don’t like it (and it does suit the story) But the US one, would have me picking it up in a shop, every time!
This review was first posted on 8th April, 2011. Look out for my review of the sequel, Insurgent, on Thursday. Sixteen-year-old Beatrice (or Tris) is about to make a choice that will effect the rest of her life, once a year, every one of her age must decide which of the city’s factions they want to join. There’s: Abnegation, Beatrice’s… Read more →
“Skim” is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls’ school in the early ’90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself — possibly because he’s (maybe) gay — the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what… Read more →
Neighbours Josh and Emma have been close friends all their lives, until the last few months, when something Josh did, created a distance between them, although they both remain friends with each other and their other two best friends. It’s 1996 and back in the days when a free AOL CD was still something unusual. When Josh’s family receive one… Read more →
This title is the winner of the Rene Goscinny Prize. With “Lucille”, Ludovic Debeurme takes on the difficult world of adolescence, following the life of a young anorexic woman and the difficult relationships she has with others, who have significant problems of their own. Influenced by psychoanalysis and the exploration of dreams, Debeurme explores life and fantasies with elegant clean… Read more →