Review Policy « Turn the Page

Review Policy

My reviews are based on my own thoughts and feelings – how the story and the characters made me feel, so please keep in mind they are very subjective. All reviews are written by myself, unless stated otherwise. Feel free to link back to any of them, and if you do wish to quote any of the reviews from this site, please credit this blog.

I will only review books I have read myself, and will always post up my honest feelings, good or bad. If I do review a book I didn’t finish this will be clearly stated in the review. I cannot guarantee a positive review, but I will always be honest and respectful, so please be aware that some reviews may contain negative comments.

I mostly read YA fiction. My favourite genre is dystopian, but I also love fantasy, adventure, historical, romance, contemporary, chick lit, mystery, thrillers.

I’m more than happy to receive books for review by authors/publishers – but please bear in mind acceptance of a review copy does not guarantee a review, though I do strive to review the majority of the books that I read. Please take a look at my blog to see what kind of reviews I write.

I love taking part in author interviews, blog tours, giveaways etc so please feel free to contact me about any YA book events.

If you want to chat to me about a reviewing a book, talk about YA in general or even just to recommend something you think I might like, feel free to contact me at amy_turnthepage@hotmail.co.uk I’d love to hear from you.

I’d love to hear how you felt about a book as well so comment away, but please don’t post up personal information (as they will be deleted) and keep them friendly – I will delete any rude, violent or unnecessary comments.

RATINGS GUIDE

RATINGS GUIDE

This ratings guide gives a good idea of where a book fell for me.

Check out my written reviews for a more in-depth look.

10 Outstanding

One of the best books I have ever, or will ever read. Complex, realistic characters that I became emotionally attached to, an engrossing and creative plot-line, exceptional writing, and a unique narrative voice. A book to read and fall in love with time and time again.

 9 Excellent

 Very nearly perfect. Extremely well-written. Fantastic, memorable story, excellent world-building, and strong, love-able characters. A keeper.

 8 Very Good

 Entertaining, well-paced with a strong plot, well-rounded characters and generally well-written. Highly recommended.

 7 Enjoyable

 An engaging story and good characterization, though not without flaws. A good way to pass the time.

 6 Okay

 Mediocre. An interesting enough read, but nothing memorable. Enjoyable in terms of plot and characters but missing that certain something. Several key issues that cause problems. One to borrow instead of buy.

 5 Not so great

 Characters and/or plot lack depth and originality. Nothing particularly great, but has a few mildly interesting points for the right audience.

 4 Disliked

 Just about readable, but was a struggle to finish. Suffering in terms of plot, character development and originality. Not worth picking up.

 3 Poor

 Poor writing, unimaginative plot-line, and cardboard characterization. Avoid.

 2 Terrible

 Cliche. Tired plot-line and bland, irritating or even offensive characters. Badly written with no discernible qualities.

 1 Did not finish

Speaks for itself !

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Frame that Cover! « Turn the Page

Frame that Cover!

Frame that Cover! is a new area of my blog where I shall post up beautiful, inspiring, unique, daring, artistic – you name it! – a selection of some of the simply great YA book covers out there – whether they be old or new. As an illustrator, I have always been drawn to well designed book covers and thought it would be cool to dedicate a section of this blog to just that!

1) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

2) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

My Top Rated « Turn the Page

My Top Rated

Here’s a list of all the books I feel should be on every bookshelf – most of them I have read time and again. They’ll certainly be on mine for many many years to come. So if you’re on the hunt for something new to read – why not give these a try?

   *coming soon*

Book Reviews « Turn the Page

Book Reviews

A

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book 1 -4) by Lemony Snicket

A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis

Amulet or Samarkand, The (Bartimaeus Series Book 1) by Johnathan Stroud

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

B

Beginning of After, The by Jennifer Castle

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Blood Red Road (Dustlands Series Book 1) by Moira Young

Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman

C

Candor by Pam Bachorz

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

Crushed by K.C Blake

D

Divergent by Veronica Roth

E

F

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

G

Gift, The (The First Book of Pellinor) by Alison Croggon

Goddess Test, The by Aimee Carter

Gone by Michael Grant

H

Hate Listby Jennifer Brown

I

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Iron Thorn, The (Iron Codex Series Book 1) Caitlin Kittredge

I was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison

J

K

Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible Series Book 1) by Stephanie Burgis

Knife of Never Letting Go, The (Chaos Walking Series Book 1) by Patrick Ness

L

Leaving Paradise (Leaving Paradise Series Book 1) by Simone Elkeles

Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, The by Eva Rice

M

Matched(Matches Series Book 1) by Ally Condie

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

N

O

P

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry Series Book 1) by Simone Elkeles

Q

R

Recruit, The (Cherub Series Book 1) by Robert Muchamore

Return the Paradise (Leaving Paradise Series Book 2) by Simone Elkeles

Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry Series Book 2) by Simone Elkeles

S

Season, Theby Sarah MacLean

Shadowland (Mediator Series Book 1) by Meg Cabot

T

Tales of Beedle the Bard, The by J.K Rowling

This Girl is Different by J.J Johnson

Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison

Truth About Forever, The by Sarah Dessen

U

Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

V

Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot

W

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

X

Y

You Against Me by Jenny Downham

Z

BOOK SWAP

BOOK SWAP

This page will be updated whenever I have a new book I’m looking to exchange or sell. For those who prefer to just buy them second hand – I’ve tried to keep the prices low, including £2 or £3 for postage costs, but if you see a book you’d like, but think is to high, email me. I’m also happy to do a simple book swap if there’s something we both like!

YA

    

Vampire Diaries Book 1&2 (Good – read once) ~ £3

Breaking Dawn (Hardcover – Average) ~ £4.50

Butterfly Sting (Average) ~ £2.50

Princess Dairies Seventh Heaven (Average) ~ £3

Historical

   

 

Crossed Bones (Like New – Hardcover) ~ £6

Confessions of Katherine Howard (Like New – Hardcover) ~ £6

The Boleyn Inheritance (Very Good) ~ £4

The Constant Princess (Very Good) ~ £4

The Queen’s Fool (Good) ~ £3

The White Queen (Good) ~ £3

Romance

   

  

   

Going Dutch (Good) ~ £3.20

A Perfect Proposal (Large Paperback – Very Good) ~ £4

Highland Fling (Average) ~ £3

The Rose Revived (Very Good) ~ £3.50

Paradise Fields (Average) ~ £3

Life Skills (Average) ~ £3

Restoring Grace (Large Paperback – Average) ~ £3.50

Husband Material (Average) ~ £3

Twenties Girl (Hardback – Like New) ~ £6

Me and Mr Darcy (Good) ~ £4

The Notebook (Like New – not this cover) ~ £3.50

Other

    

The Pursuit of Love (Good) ~ £3.50

The Behaviour of Moths (Hardback – Like New) ~ £5

The Painted Veil (Very Good) ~ £3

The Piano Teacher (Like New – never read) ~ £4

The Return (Very Good) ~ £3

All books have been read at least once by me, a brief description of their condition is in brackets but if you want to know more just ask.

Prices include postage (will be slightly more for hardback books) – if you wish to swap for another book, just email me or leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to swap for and I’ll let you know if it’s something I’m interested in.

Due to postage costs, I want to limit this to people in the UK only I’m afraid!

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About « Turn the Page

About

Welcome to Turn The Page!

I created this blog as a little online bubble where I can chat (probably mostly to myself) about what I’m reading, share which books I love (and the odd ones I don’t), make some rambly reviews and hopefully meet some other book-crazy lovers like myself!

I’m Amy, and despite people insisting on calling me an adult, I find myself constantly drawn back to the YA section in libraries and book shops. So that’s what this blog will mostly be about – my reviews of YA fiction.

Feel free to pop in to say hello, leave a comment, start a discussion or tweet me (you know – once I actually figure out how to use that site), email me at amy_turnthepage@hotmail.co.uk or whatever. I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Reading