Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

★★★★★

Pages: 352   Price: £9.00   Published: 2011   Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb:

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.”
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Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

★★★★★

Pages: 368   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Harlequin Mira
Genre: Thriller, Young Adult, Suspense

Blurb:

“In an apartment in downtown Chicago, Quinn Collins wakes up to discover her flatmate Esther has disappeared. Quinn searches in vain for clues but the only thing she finds is a discarded letter addressed to ‘My Dearest’. Alex Gallo works in a coffee shop in a tourist town on the shores of Lake Michigan. When a mysterious woman turns up, the teenager is drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush soon spirals into something more sinister. As Quinn wonders about her friendship with Esther, and Alex falls under the strangers spell, both must question how well you can ever really know another person. And how can you  be sure that they are telling the truth?” Continue reading “Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica”

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This post will contain spoilers, you have been warned.
★★★★★

Pages: 388   Price: £8.00   Published: 2015 by Penguin
Genre: YA, Romance, Age 16+

Blurb:

“Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devastated by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. It’s only together they can be themselves. But, as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she as come to love?” Continue reading “All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven”

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

★★★★★

Pages: 404   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Orion
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Blurb:

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this: it wasn’t an accident. They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me. I know they do. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me.” Continue reading “13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough”