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Member: ArkhamReviews

Book tastes

I am a reviewer of Young Adult novels and so I'd really like some books that I can talk about on my blog. Ideally, I would like my gifts to be written for people between the ages of 12-16, published within the last 5-6 years, and are either the first books in the series or stand-alone. In terms of genre, I prefer to read fantasy, science-fiction or horror. I particularly like steampunk and urban fantasy settings but would read anything with strong female protagonists and creative world-building.

Don't get this!

Please don't get me anything that is not directly written with a teen audience in mind, romance/paranormal romance novels, sports novels, or historical fiction (unless it has heavy fantasy embellishments!). Please can you also avoid anything that already been reviewed by me on my blog (https://arkhamreviews.wordpress.com/) or appears on my "To Read" list on LibraryThing, as I already own and have probably read these novels.

Other notes

Sorry to be so specific! The books I received last year were largely not YA and I really would like to review my gifts as a New Years' event on my blog!


United Kingdom

Santa: Select books from Amazon.co.uk

Store: Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk)

Amount to spend: $35.00 USD

iShanella's picks so far.

0007398638http://amzn.eu/2LIlUl7The Name of the Star6.99
1848451121http://amzn.eu/7za1ebYThe Girl in the Steel Corset6.99
1907410406http://amzn.eu/4T01CUBThe Diviners8.99

Secret Santa

ArkhamReviews's Secret Santa is iShanella. Help iShanella pick the right book.


LibStre: The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria by Elsa Marston (2013) (Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:05:53 -0500)

iShanella: Try out:

Holly Black's The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Alison Goodman's Dark Days Club

(Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:29:15 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Sun, 18 Dec 2016 16:54:12 -0500)

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