50 shades of grey, released in 2011, was the dawn of a new era of popular erotica. It has inspired hundreds of authors and novels in the years following its success. I have tried to read them though they often left me uninspired, disappointed by the lack of plot and character depth. After a recommendation … More Is this series the new 50 Shades of Grey?!
Published: October 2015 by Hot Key Books Edition: Hardcover Pages: 496 Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance, Mystery Josephine Montfort is an heiress, smart as you like but destined to be married off to the highest bidder. Jo has very different plans for her future though, she yearns to write and to report on the news in her beloved … More These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Published: April 2016 by HarperCollins Childrens Edition: E-Book Pages: 400 Genre: Young Adult, Teen, Comedy, Romance, Contemporary In the fifth instalment (not including the novellas of course) of the Geek Girl series Harriet Manners has finally decided the model life is not for her. But how will her modelling history affect her living a normal life? Will she … More Head Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale
Published: February 2013 by Gallery Books Edition: e-book Pages: 320 Genre: Adult, Erotica, Romance Chloe Mills is a headstrong, intelligent and determined to succeed in the business world. She is a model employee and is thriving in her job in every way except in her relationship with her boss Bennett. Bennett is arrogant, big headed and unavoidably … More Beautiful Bastard #1 by Christina Lauren
Published: 1998 by Grove Press Edition: Kindle ebook Pages: 416 Genre: Coming of age, Young Adult, Contemporary A Certain Age is the harrowing and at points vulgar story of a young girl who makes all the wrong decisions. Falling for the wrong people and rebelling against her hippie parents she is a child living as an adult.
Published: Febuary 2016 by HarperTeen Edition: Hardcover Pages: 444 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR RED QUEEN! Mare Barrow is different, she has been discovered to be a rare dual blood a Red with the powers of a Silver. Now the crown is after her and the others of her kind who share her abilities. … More Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Published: September 2015 by Balzer + Bray Edition: Kindle ebook Pages: 384 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Willowdean is a self declared Dolly Parton fangirl, rebel against pageants and a fat girl. After the premature death of her aunt she is left with her pageant obsessed mother, trapped in her wonder years and stuck in a … More Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Published: July 2014 by Quercus Edition: Kindle ebook Pages: 400 Genre: Dystopia, Feminist Literature, Young Adult In this alternate reality women are bred to be just a few things, trophy wives for the superior men or the teachers and concubines that raise the next generation of women. Freida and Isabel are certain of their … More Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Published: January 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (HighBridge Company – audiobook) Edition: Audiobook Length: 4 hours 32 minutes Genres: Young Adult, Drug Abuse, Romance, Drama Crank is the story of Kristina, a teenage girl based on Hopkins own daughter, as she goes on a downward spiral thanks to the ‘monster’ which is in fact meth … More Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Published: January 2016 by Harper Edition: Kindle ebook Pages: 352 Genres: New Adult, Romance, Drama Built is the first book in the spin off series from the Marked Men books by the author Jay Crownover. Built tells the story of Sayer, the ice maiden herself, hard nosed lawyer with no time for love. Zeb is … More Built by Jay Crownover (Saints of Denver #1)