Parental Advice

 Okay, so this page is kinda hypocritical of me; if this was the sort of thing my mum read, I would've missed out on reading a hella load of books that I L-O-V-E. But, for people my age, I suppose it's good for you to know what you're getting into. So, here's the list of all the books that are mentioned or reviewed on this site. For the moment, I'm just gonna list them under 'adult' or 'YA', since I can't remember how bad some of them are. So, here you go:

  • Existence by Abbi Glines (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • The Evolution Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (says 14+ on the inside cover, take it as you will)
  • Fracture by Megan Miranda (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • Wings series by Aprilynne Pike
  • Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  • Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
  • Yelena Zaltana novels by Maria V. Snyder (may be distressing for younger readers)
  • My Swordhand Is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick (YA but scary)
  • Kiss Of Death by Marcus Sedgwick (YA but scary)
  • Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick (may be distressing for younger readers but worth a read anyway -- think LOTR; scary and difficult to read, maybe, but worth it)
  • Kita's Nine Lives series (Once Bitten, Twice Dead, etc) by Kalayna Price (listed as YA currently but very similar to her more adult series -- ie other than the sex scenes -- so treat with caution)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy (more the 9-11 kind of age range, but the humour transcends all age groups)
  • Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  • Revived by Cat Patrick
  • Airel by Chris White and Aaron Patterson
  • Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (mild language) 
  • Sanctum by Sarah Fine (scary, some more adult themes, may be distressing and unsuitable for younger readers) 
  • Ashes by Ilsa J Bick (zombies, but not too scary) 
  • Shadows by Ilsa J Bick (the zombies are quite a bit more real and gross in this one, and the people are horrific, but by this time you probably have the brains -- unlike me -- to not want to read anything by Ilsa J Bick ever again)
  • Heroes by Robert Cormier (lots of big themes that might not be suitable for your youngerer young adults -- paedophilia, rape, war, suicide, murder, etc) 
  • The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (apparently high school students in the US read this, so I suppose it's fine to put this in the YA section *shrugs*) 
  • The Angel Trilogy by LA Weatherly

  • Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neil
  • Weather Wardens series by Rachel Caine
  • The Kate Daniels novels (Magic Bites/Slays/etc.) by Ilona Andrews
  • The Game by Heather Killough-Walden
  • Alex Craft novels (Grave Memory, etc,) by Kalayna Price
  • The Radleys by Matt Haig (listed in someplaces as YA, but themes are quite adult and may be hard to grasp)
  • Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (nothing particularly adult, but the characters are [supposedly] adults)


  1. Hi Charlotte! Yes, this is someone who knows you from school (hint: it's the obnoxious one with the formidable nose). Yep.
    Anyway yeah - don't panic, I won't tell anyone your url if you'd prefer. Basically, I just want to read your reviews as I am very excited about the fact that you are one of the few people I know who can actually use grammar correctly.

    I just skimmed your list of books that you've reviewed, and I saw on there 'The Radleys' by Matt Haig which I have read and thought was brilliant but no one else I know has ever heard of it. So yeah I'll probably read that review later sometime.
    I have no idea why I'm telling you this.

    So. I will be off then. Hope I haven't freaked you out too much. Bye. :)

    1. Hmm. I don't know how to reply. Hmm. The Radleys is awesome, and I am only 13.4 per cent freaked out, so not too bad.
      Here, have an emoticon: