Review: Royal Wedding – Meg Cabot

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After six years, bestselling author Meg Cabot has written a new book in the Princess Diaries series. Royal Wedding follows Princess Mia of Genovia as she tackles the problems of an adult, problems which she is not yet accustomed to, which leads to some comical and also insightful stories.

I really enjoyed this novel. It was wonderful to read about Mia being grown up and dealing with issues that are more relevant for older readers, such as what to do when someone cheats on you and how to deal with loss.

This novel was lighthearted and fun, which made it a really enjoyable read. However, despite the overall sense of joy and humor, the book also dealt with some very important and relevant issues.

Readers who enjoyed previous books in the series will love this novel, especially if, like me, they have grown up reading the books about Princess Mia.

Review: A Little In Love – Susan Fletcher

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A Little in Love is a novel based on Les Miserables, which tells the story of Eponine. This novel describes her life, from when she was little up until her heart wrenching death.

I thought that this novel was a very interesting look into the lives of Eponine and her family. It was interesting to see the lives of France’s poor described in detail.

It was also very interesting to see the relationship between Cosette and Eponine when they were younger and living in the same house. It was fascinating to see the parallels between the two when they were young and then when they were grown up.

I adored the description in this novel. From the very first page, this novel was full of vivid imagery and description. The novel was beautifully written, despite its description of less than beautiful scenes.

This novel is perfect for any lovers of Les Miserables. A Little in Love is a beautiful novel showing Eponine’s alternate side to the story.

Review: Catalyst – Helena Coggan

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Rose has been trained in magic and fighting since she was very young, now, as a teenager, she helps her father in his workplace, the Department, where all crime investigations take place. Rose hopes to someday work here, and is planning her further education around getting that job. She just has to pass the test first. Oh, and she also has to make sure no one finds out her secret. A secret she could be killed for.

I really enjoyed this novel. The worldbuilding was fantastic and I liked the characters. The plot was fast paced and exciting.

I’d recommend this book for lovers of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Review: The Sky Is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson

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Lennie Walker loves books and plays second clarinet. When her sister Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is shoved to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, she suddenly finds herself having to try and balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, just moved in from Paris, with an amazing musical talent.

I really loved this book. Lennie is a wonderful character. I liked how the grief and sadness of the book was interspersed with the joyful moments that Lennie spends with Joe.

I also really liked the poetry element of this novel, and the way that the poetry Lennie writes brings her and Joe closer together.

I would definitely recommend this book to young adult readers.