Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham ClintonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 4/5 stars. What an AMAZING book! This only reaches up to 2014, I’d love to read a more updated one. This was fascinating, esp since I’m some Australian girl who had really never heard of her before the 2016 Pres Elections. She wrote wonderfully. That’s all I can say. View… Read More

The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me by Michael Gerard BauerMy rating: 1 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads No other way to say this aside from that is sucked???? It?? Was???? Crap???????? This is basically a girl from year 10, writing in her diary, a week before her semi formal. Now I’ve only just graduated, and that may have been… Read More

A Million Suns by Beth RevisMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 4/5 stars HOLY FREX!!! I can’t believe that is it for the 2nd novel. I NEED MORE!!!!!! (Luckily I have the sequel in my lap right now) A few notes: 1. I didn’t enjoy Amy and Elder breaking up. That seemed abrupt and unthoughtful.2. I didn’t enjoy how the majority… Read More

Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, and Enchantress by L.J. SmithMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 3/5 stars. Wasn’t something I’d rave about, but good if you’re wanting some cliche vampire romance. The writing reminds me of Steph Meyer’s in Twilight (but just the first book). But less entertaining. Book 1 was completely predictable and I felt like it had a lot… Read More

Nona & Me by Clare AtkinsMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads What a beautiful story! It was lovely to read such an Aussie centred book 🙂 I’m just gonna say it; Nick sounded like a total dag and I can’t believe he was the love interest. I got shivers as the end when it was Sorry Day. Ugh!!!!!!! I’m tearing up… Read More

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. MaasMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 3.75/5 stars Yeh alright this is fine. It wasn’t the worst I’ve read from SJM, but in no means was is terribly epic for me. I’m sorry but everything is so predictable?????? Oh except for a certain hook up. Manon. Dorian. Gross. Sorry (not sorry). Once again, SJM introduces… Read More

Beauty Queens by Libba BrayMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 2.5/5 stars. This book is trash?? Like I know it’s supposed to be cynical and funny, but I kept thinking: if this book was made into a TV show, I would strongly oppose EVER watching it. I appreciated the sarcastic tone at the start, but eventually it got tiring after almost… Read More

Beautiful Chaos by Kami GarciaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 4/5 stars My favourite instalment YET!!! This was so interesting and I loved how much Lena and Ethan love each other <333 Their story is EPIC! I’m sad have only 1 book left, now View all my reviews

The Young Elites by Marie LuMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 3/5 stars. It wasn’t bad but I wasn’t terribly excited from it??? The writing reminded me of of Divergent! Which I would’ve looooved 5 years ago. Now… not so much? I was heartbroken about Enzo’s story. This character has a lot of hate and I’m interested by that. “Now it’s… Read More

The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle WilliamsMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Read more bookish goodness on my book blog: Cal’s YA Reads 2.5/5 stars. This wasn’t bad?? But it wasn’t really interesting. I liked the idea of it, but most of this was pretentious crap about 4 young people from Melbourne, who all seemed like hipsters (from 1986). View all my reviews