My name is Romy, and I am 13 years old. Me in a bookstore is like a kid in a candy shop—I adore reading. (I might even want to become an author later on…) I’m really into dancing, fashion and playing the saxophone, and I love cats. My favorite genres are romance, literary fiction, coming-of-age and fantasy, although I’m always up for something new. I started writing reviews for the ABC because I noticed that the reviews for YA novels aren’t even written by “young adults.” I thought it might be a good idea for me to give fellow readers my honest opinion about books from a true YA perspective!

Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors

New York, the 31st of December.
A golden-haired artist and a witty marketing director meet. Cleo and Frank.
With an age gap of 20 years, they swiftly decide to get together. Drugs, friends, passion and betrayal complicate their sudden marriage. But do they truly love each other enough to make this work, or was it all one huge mistake?
Intimately, Mellors weaves a spiderweb of the couple’s friends and lets us see the unequal marriage through each pair of eyes. This captivating novel shines a fresh light on 21st century New York, beyond the glitz and buzz most associate with the metropolis. If you’re ready for an engrossing relationship story beyond sugar-coated cuteness, it’s time for you to meet Cleo and Frank.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Can only men build super cool, neuro-engineered space helmets for NASA?If you think so, the incredibly funny and pink-haired Bee Königswasser proves you wrong. What complicates matters is that her cute, cat-loving academic rival, Levi Ward, is her new colleague. Meant to be? She doesn’t think so. But slowly the two get closer. Maybe he isn’t so bad after all….
With teasing banter, steamy spice and the most likeable characters, this book made STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) sexy as h*ll. Love is on my brain!