About This Blog


Who I Am

A writer, a world-traveler, a bookseller, and a YA-literature reader: call me Eluned. When not reading books, I might be found on a train heading up the coast. tucked into a dusty nook in an old library, or discovering a new favorite book hidden among the shelves of a bookshop. Shhh!

What I Do

Let this blog serve as your gateway into the world of young adult books.

The world is full of (some may say over-saturated with) "young adult" books. YA is a big market and rightfully so. Spanning fun to serious, fantastical to dreadfully realistic, YA books hold appeal for readers of all ages, not just the "young adults" to which these books are marketed. Unfortunately, not every book that makes it to the market is worthy of the honor, and that's where I come in. I read garbage so you don't have to! 

(And hopefully I'll find some gems along the way.)


The reviews I post here are purely my own opinion. I review books based on their own pages, not on the merit of the author, editor, publisher, et cetera. I do not mean to cast any judgment on the authors or the publishers involved in the titles I review. Writing, editing, and producing is difficult work, and whenever a book comes to fruition, it should be celebrated. 


Not all 5-Star Reviews are created equal. Here's a reference for how I rate books:

10/10 Stars: I loved it! This book is perfect.
9/10 Stars:   I loved it! This book is almost perfect.
8/10 Stars:   I loved it! I would recommend this book to almost anyone.
7/10 Stars:   I liked it! This book is just right for a lot of readers.
6/10 Stars:   I liked it! I know people who will love this book.
5/10 Stars:   I liked it! This book was fine.
4/10 Stars:   This book was fine. It had some problems, but I still enjoyed the read.
3/10 Stars:   This book was fine, but I had some big problems with it.
2/10 Stars:   This book was hard to read.
1/10 Stars:    This book was so bad, it might be actively harmful to those who read it.

Review Requests

Are you an author looking for a review? Contact me! I would love to chat. Please note that I only review Young Adult books that have been or will be published within the same calendar year the review will go up (i.e. all my 2024 reviews are of books that will be officially published in 2024). I also only review books that will be available both electronically and in print--books that will be readily available to all readers. 

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