Tag Archives: Young Adult

Step Into Another Universe With @CherylKoevoet

the carnelian legacy

Cheryl Koevoet is the author of The Carnelian Legacy and its sequels, with a fascinating story that has led to her becoming a writer.

Take a look at this article on PublishingPush.com to find out more about Cheryl. If you aren’t already aware of the fabulous Carnelian series, here is a summary of the first book…

“Marisa MacCallum always believed that the man of her dreams was out there somewhere. The problem is – he’s in another dimension.

The Young World by Chris Weitz – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, shares his thoughts on the latest dystopian young adult novel to hit shelves, The Young World a trilogy opener and a debut novel of film director Chris Weitz, published by Little Brown Books For Young Readers. 

“A blockbuster movie waiting to happen. Whilst it has potential and plenty of cool scenes as well as an intriguing ending twist, don’t expect this to blow you out of the water. However, despite the fact that it may have plenty of problems, you will probably be able to get at least some enjoyment out of it.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Skyscraper Throne: Our Lady of The Streets by Tom Pollock – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings looks at the concluding act in the epic young adult trilogy The Skyscraper’s Throne, published by Jo Fletcher Books. Our Lady of the Streets is written by Tom Pollock.

“An excellent finale of epic proportions, Our Lady of the Streets is one of the strongest books of the year. Imaginative, original and compelling, Tom Pollock crafts an awesome finale that is not to be missed by fans of the series.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Paradigm #1: Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe, a dystopian Young Adult novel.

This book is proof that you shouldn’t judge things just by what they’re billed as. What could have been a cheap ripoff and cash-in attempt on the popularity of The Hunger Games and Divergent instead is something that shines, and is full of its own originality. The Dystopian Young Adult genre may be overcrowded right now – but Paradigm is something that’s worth checking out.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields



The Best Books From The First Half of 2014


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 10 Books from the first Half of 2014.

Glaze by Kim Curran – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers Kim Curran’s latest Young Adult novel, entitled Glaze, a self-published science fiction book written by the author of the Shift series for Strange Chemistry Books. This novel is a standalone book released in May 2014. 

“An excellent read from Kim Curran,who delivers a fascinating book with some compelling characters and a strong, thought provoking narrative that remains compelling throughout. Highly Recommended – this could well end up being one of the best young adult novels of 2014.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Seers by Julianna Scott – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

The Seers

Shadowhawk reviews the sequel by Julianna Scott to last year’s YA debut novel The Holders, an urban fantasy with an Irish mythology twist.

“A good novel, but the ending is a bit rushed and doesn’t quite have the climax I was looking for. Still, it is a good follow-up to its predecessor, which I really enjoyed.” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, covers The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen, published by Angry Robot imprint Strange Chemistry and released on March 4 2014. It’s a young adult novel that deals with time travel, and is the first in the Alex Wayfare series.

“I never expected The Fifty-Seven Lives of Alex Wayfare to be as good as it was. It took me completely by surprise and turned out to be quite possibly one of the best novels from Strange Chemistry books to date. Forget popular books like The Hunger Games & Twilight, M.G. Buehrlen’s debut novel is something that every young adult fan should read.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” writes a review of The Almost Girl, a young adult science fiction novel by Amalie Howard published by Strange Chemistry Books. It’s currently available to buy now in both the UK and the USA, and is Howard’s first book that has been published by Strange Chemistry – but is not her debut work. 

The Almost Girl draws you in with its excellent cover and keeps you hooked right the way through. Fun, fast paced – it’s a young adult novel that manages to be original with a kickass female protagonist and a confident narrative. Recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Shadowplay by Laura Lam – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes his first book review of 2014, looking at Laura Lam’s follow-up to the young adult novel Pantomime, entitled Shadowplay, published by Strange Chemistry Books. This book is currently available to buy in the UK and the USA.

“An excellent read that continues the fine form set by Pantomime, Shadowplay gets 2014 off to a great start and makes Laura Lam an unmissable author with two excellent hits. I could not put this book down, and you won’t be able to as well.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields