I recently put together my stats for 2019, and it got me thinking about my favourites of last year. Tell me your favourites in the comments!
Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
Two weeks since the events of A is for Alibi, Kinsey is getting her life back on track and putting it all behind her, when Beverly Danziger enters her office! Wanting to hire Kinsey to locate her missing sister, and get a sort after signature on some legal documents, Kinsey isn't keen on taking on the case. If it's as simple as Beverly claims, why doesn't she just locate Elaine herself?
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs .Publisher: Quirk BooksRelease Date: 2011Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy. Pick up your own: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Review (Spoilers)
The unlikely hero in room 13B – Teresa Toten . Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Release Date: 2013 Genre: Young Adult . . Adam so wants to be Robyn's superhero, but how can he let himself fall in love when he can't even save the world? What he needs is a list: Grow immediately. Find courage.… Continue reading The unlikely hero in room 13B – Review
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell . Publisher: Pan Mcmillan Release Date: 2013 Genre: Young Adult . . Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance,… Continue reading Fangirl – Review
Frozen Charlotte – Alex Bell . Publisher: Stripes Publishing Release Date: 2014 Genre: Young Adult . . Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind… Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins.… Continue reading Frozen Charlotte – Review
The Sun is also a Star – Nicola Yoon . Publisher: Penguin Random House Release Date: 2016 Genre: Young Adult . . Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy… Continue reading The Sun is also a Star – Review