Book Review: Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

Book Cover Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

I have a wonderful YA book review here on Joyful Antidotes today. A wonderful coming-of-age story, albeit one with a heavy tinge of sadness. Let’s crack on. Blurb Dyed Souls* by Gary Santorella is set in the 1980s and is told from the viewpoint of 13-year-old Charlie. Charlie is an intelligent but troubled teenage boy […]

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Book Review: Foam on the Crest of Waves by Silke Stein

Foam on the Crest of Wavs Silke Stein

Did you ever go into a book expecting one thing and come out with something completely different? I did recently and I’m so glad it happened because this book was so much more than I originally thought. Enjoy the review! Blurb Foam on the Crest of Waves* by Silke Stein is set in a small fishing […]

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Book Review: Melissa and Kasho by Camilla Chance

Book Review Melissa and Kasho

Something very different from my last crime book review is this charming coming-of-age story. Let’s get into it! Blurb Melissa and Kasho* by Camilla Chance introduces us to Melissa, a shy teenage girl who doesn’t fit into the harsh high society she was born. The only person she feels who understands her is Kasho. The […]

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Book Review: The Spectacular Vision of Oskar Dunkleblick by Hattie Holden Edmonds

I’ve often read that adults gain no value from reading YA books. Well boo to them because they are missing out on some great stories – and valuable life lessons. Let me tell you about one such book that everyone should read. The Spectacular Vision of Oskar Dunkleblick* by Hattie Holden Edmonds introduces the reader […]

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Book Review: Aaru: Halls of Hel by David Meredith

Who’s ready for a sequel? I love a good sequel and getting immersed in a new series is one of the best things about this book blogger life. Today, I’m heading back to Aaru, that wonderful dystopian universe I introduced you to some months ago. Aaru: Halls of Hel by David Meredith brings us back […]

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Cover Reveal: Ascenders 11:11 by C.L. Gaber

Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed, Ascenders: Skypunch and Ascenders: Omorrow. If you were to ask me some of my favourite reviews on here ever, these would dominate the coveted bunch. Therefore, I’m so pleased to be able to introduce Ascenders 11:11 as my first ever cover reveal on Joyful Antidotes. FINALLY! Ascenders 11:11 […]

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Book Review: Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager

The weather is finally looking up and, with the sunshine, I want everything in my life to be lighter. That calls for some more easy-reading books! If you feel the same, I have a recommendation for you. Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a YA story about Cecily, a teenage girl who […]

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Book Review: An Authentic Experience by Kelly Wittmann

An Authentic Experience by Kelly Wittmann

I wouldn’t be mad at anybody for thinking this is a young adult book review blog. It isn’t but I have had quite the few YA reviews on here recently. I’m just discovering so many great stories from this genre recently that I just have to share! An Authentic Experience by Kelly Wittmann focuses on […]

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Okay, this is a pretty well-known book and you are probably wondering why the hell would I even bother writing a review. I just feel so deeply in love with this book, more than I have with any other book in a while, that I just couldn’t resist. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is about, well, […]

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Book Review: Aaru by David Meredith

Book Review: Aaru by David Meredith

Guys, I really can’t believe how much more I am enjoying Young Adult books. Sci-fi/dystopian books are also creeping up my like-o-metre (totally made up that word). If there is one thing I am grateful to Joyful Antidotes for it is for opening up my range of reading genres. Emotional outburst aside, I would like […]

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