“Why do you let me read books when the sequel isn’t available for ages?!” Zöe raves about Akarnae! #REALTEENREVIEWS

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Recommended, teen book reviews, Uncategorized

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I caught Zöe when she was ill at home from school one day and forced her to read this book – which I’d just finished and I loved. It’s about 16 year old Alex, who finds herself transported to a magical world and mysterious school instead of the more normal boarding school her parents meant to send her to. It’s great, and the author Lynette and her blog are awesome too!

Anyway. These were the first thoughts I got from my ailing sister:

WHERE’S THE SECOND ONE?!?!

WHY DO YOU LET ME READ SUCH GOOD BOOKS WHEN THE SEQUELS WON’T BE AVAILABLE FOR AGES

THAT IS COMPLETELY UNFAIR

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Real Teen Reviews – OH MY DAYS IT’S SOOO TENSE – Anne Blankman’s Prisoner of Night and Fog

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Recommended, teen book reviews

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In Real Teen Reviews I interview my 15-year-old marvel of a sister about books that I’ve made her read. This story of Hitler’s fictional niece who defies Nazi-ism is the second one and I’m pleased to say she’s enjoying the process so far! For my thoughts and a summary of Prisoner of Night and Fog go to my original post here.

My first feedback came in the form of seeing her disappear into the book for a few hours, then two days later by text.

Real Teen Reviews: EVERYONE SHOULD READ RED RISING – Zoë Mac on Pierce Brown

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Recommended, teen book reviews


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And now for a new feature. Any teen/young adult book I review that I think my marvellous fifteen-year-old sister Zoë would like I will pass on to her, pester her to read it and then interview her about it. Read my Red Rising review here (it’s safe to say we disagree) – then read #real! #teen! #opinions! below. 

What did you think of Red Rising?

I thought it was a BRILLIANT book! It kept me completely hooked all the way through – I adore it! It’s got a very prominent theme of revolution that you can’t help but be dragged into – you really feel like a part of a story.