Hello, and welcome back to the Young Adult Round Up. So far this year, Young Adult books have only had a handful of reviews, but that may pick up later in the year. Another trend I have noticed is that Young Adult as a category of fiction, rather than a genre, has books that cross over in several other categories and genres, so some books can be included in multiple round ups each month. In February, we had thirteen books reviewed.

The thirteen books reviewed are here:

Brenda – Back to Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce

calzean – Living on Hope Street by Divaroren Demet

Jennifer Cameron-Smith – The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky.

cazlean – Wreck by Fleur Ferris

Isobel Blackthorn – Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

calzean – Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

calzean – Geminia by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

HM Waugh – Catching Teller Crow by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Ambelin Kwamullina

Ashleigh Meikle (The Book Muse) – The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Ashleigh Meikle (The Book Muse) – Vardaesia by Lynette Noni

Jessica TownsendAngharad Lodwick (Tinted Edges) Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Emily (A Keyboard and An Open Mind) – The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson

Amy (Lost in a Good Book) The Guy, The Girl, The Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams



The Book Muse and calzean are the top reviewers for this month again, and it looks like there is a wide spread of genres and styles within Young Adult, with fantasy, and historical fiction standing out this month.

I’ve tried something different this month and linked all the reviews because there are only thirteen, and I think all authors of the reviews should be highlighted to show the diversity of how we react to books and reading, and the diversity of books that were explored this month.