Book Of The Month - May

Each month we will take a look back at everything we have reviewed and each of us will pick a favourite!

Vicki's Pick

Despite the fact I've barely blogged this month due to stuff going on at home, I have read a fair bit. Still Picking this months book of the month was easy as it stood out a mile amongst everything else I read, and there were some good ones! I was blown away by this book.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming... The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.

Costa Award winner Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final idea of much-loved Carnegie Medal winner Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel of coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults. Review Here

Lyndsey's Pick

This month, I have reviewed some pretty awesome books so unlike most months, this hasn't been an easy choice. In the end, after having a couple that were extremely hard to pick between, I have decided to go with Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson. This is a book unlike her others which are about faeries but just as good, if not better. Ultraviolet blew me away with its originality and mystery, with a twists I would have never seen coming in a million years!

Ultraviolet by R J Anderson

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?


  1. Ultraviolet for me, I think :)

  2. A Monster Calls is a yes from me! And I have Ultraviolet still to read! Yay!

  3. couldnt agree more with Ultraviolet! I loved it!
    I really want A Monster Calls, it sounds ace! :)


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