Review: My Stepmom’s Daughter Is My Ex

Confession time — I love step-sibling romances. The budding feelings, the hidden relationship, the taboo emotions fighting with lust and love — it’s a guilty pleasure of mine. And yet I’ve never read a step-sibling romance where the characters have already broken up.

Mini-Review: Love & Lies Vol 1

What if the government arranged your marriage the moment you turned 16? What if you had already fallen in love and wanted to rebel against your fate? In a premise like a YA dystopian novel, Love & Lies is an ecchi romantic drama about a young boy who wants to pursue his own high-school crush,…

Movie Review – Brooklyn

I’m going to be honest – period romance dramas are not my usual type of movie. Going into the theater, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Brooklyn, the film adaptation of the 2009 book by Colm Tóibín. A 1950s-set movie about a young Irish woman who leaves her family behind in Ireland to journey…

Advance Review: Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2)

There are books – entertaining, engaging, full of character depth, and twisty plots – and then there are series that take everything you’ve ever known or thought reading was like, and completely redefines it. It’s no secret that I absolutely loved the first Firebird novel by Claudia Gray. To call me a ‘fan’ would be…

Review: These Broken Stars

I’m not entirely sure how to start reviewing These Broken Stars. Every comparison I could make doesn’t do justice to how beautifully heartbreaking this book really is. On the surface, it’s a Romeo and Juliet inspired space-opera, but dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a shiver-inducing narrative about love, death, and the pride of man.

Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike in YA Romance

Love it or hate it (see what I did there?), some form of romance is almost a requirement for YA novels, but not everyone gets the balance quite right for my taste. Here’s what I do – and don’t – like about romance in YA novels.