Review: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Heartbreak, humour and hope.  The Memory Book Summary They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I’ll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I’m writing to remember.  Sammie was always a girl with a plan: graduate at the top…

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Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A poignant story that has provoked important discussions about race, stereotype and prejudice among the YA community and beyond.  The Hate U Give Summary Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these…

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Review: Ashes by Isla J. Bick

The start of a YA series that has huge promise, but a strange and not entirely welcome change in direction half way through.  Ashes Summary It could happen tomorrow… An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerised system, and killing billions.  Alex hiked…

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Ariadnis & Anassa Blog Tour: How nature’s own magic can inspire fantasy novels

Today I’ve got something a little different to share with you! Josh Martin, the wonderful author of Ariadnis and its sequel Anassa, has been on a blog tour all week, and it ends right here at Ashleigh Online. He’s written an incredibly interesting article about fantasy and the environment, and…

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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

One of the most captivating fantasies I’ve read in a long time, I can’t wait to read more.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone summary Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.  In a…

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