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Since You’ve Been Gone by Mary Jennifer Payne

Time and time again, I’ve heard one thing: if the plot of a novel isn’t fast-paced and gripping, it won’t sustain a young person’s attention. While I’m certain that some of the novels I loved as a young adult weren’t always action pact, when it comes to contemporary YA thrillers, like Since You’ve Been Gone, there is definitely some truth to this generalisation. Mary Jennifer Payne may be a debut YA novelist, but she clearly knows a thing or two about the genre in which she’s working. From the opening chapters, she creates a lot of tension between Edie and the students in her school and Edie and her mother, which only increases the further into the story the reader gets. Read more →

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Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

As with most classic Gothic literature, Verday doesn’t set out to scare her readers. Even though the prologue presents a scene that is rather alarming and soaked in blood, you don’t need to worry about reading this book after lights out if you aren’t a fan of scary stories. Instead, it will make you ask questions about the nature of science and experimentation, especially when those experiments take on a dark life of their own. Read more →

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All The Rage by Courtney Summers

It is a story that builds into a young woman’s battle cry against her assault and the writing on the wall showing the insidious ways that rape culture traumatizes survivors all over again. It is a heartbreaking story that you never want to put down. It makes you want to bear witness to Romy’s experience for all the girls out there who have called a liar, who have been blamed, who have been told that they deserved it, or that there was something wrong with them because it happened to them. And perhaps most of all, it is a book that will make you feel all the rage for what our society does to young women. Read more →