Welcome to my blog. I am a teenage girl and I love to read. On this blog I will be sharing my favourite books and series and possibly some for younger and older age groups. Also, I will post my favourite quotes from some books I love. I hope you enjoy this blog and feel free to comment!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

The front cover 
Gaia Stone is a 16 year old girl living in the poor town outside the wall of the privileged Enclave. The outside must deliver a quota of babies each month to the Enclave, who will be raised inside the wall in luxury. But when Gaia's parents are arrested for hiding a code about the babies let into the Enclave she realises the perfect society isn't as perfect as it appears. She must venture into the Enclave to find her parents, and must solve the mystery of the code, before it's too late.

I have been enjoying dystopian novels for a while, and since the enormously popular Hunger Games the genre has exploded with new stories. I really enjoyed this book, it was different to other dystopian novels, which I found quite refreshing. It was well written and enthralling, I barely could stop reading! I am looking forward to getting the next book in the series which I am hoping will be as good as the first.

Recommended Age: 12-16

Rating: 8/10

Here is the link to buy this book on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birthmarked-Caragh-M-OBrien/dp/0857071394/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346493810&sr=1-1


  1. So good to see a new post up! Great stuff and, if it's o.k with you, I'll be using this blog with a couple of classes this year.
    Glad you've had a good summer of reading!

    1. Thats fine with me, and there should be more reviews to come, I read a lot over the summer, so I will (hopefully) updating a lot.