Blog Tours · Book Reviews

Blog Tour: What If It’s Us // One of the sweetest queer romances of 2018

Authors: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Pages: 448 Edition: Paperback ARC Read: 19th – 23rd August 2018 Rating:  CWs: homophobia, racism, cheating, panic attacks Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks… Continue reading Blog Tour: What If It’s Us // One of the sweetest queer romances of 2018

Announcements · features

BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

The winner of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University (YWA) was announced last night (Tuesday 2nd October) on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.  The winner, with her story ‘Under a Deep Blue Sky’, was Davina Bacon from Cambridgeshire. Her short story was a raw and emotionally powerful tale about a… Continue reading BBC Young Writers’ Award winner announced

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d love to meet

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is: October 2: Authors I’d Love to Meet There are a few… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d love to meet

ARC reviews · Book Reviews

Book review: City of Ghosts

Author: Victoria Schwab Pages: 272 Edition: US ARC Publication date: 28th August 2018 Read: 19th – 23rd May 2018 Rating:  Cassidy Blake’s parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one. When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted… Continue reading Book review: City of Ghosts

Book Features · Little Life Updates

Announcement: Stay Bookish zine have a new issue out (and I’m in it!)

Over the last few months, I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in working on Stay Bookish magazine’s latest issue, and I’m excited to announce that issue 5 has just been released today! Stay Bookish zine is exactly what it sounds like – an online zine all about YA books. The zine includes news, reviews,… Continue reading Announcement: Stay Bookish zine have a new issue out (and I’m in it!)

tags

This is my genre, tell me yours Book Tag

I was tagged to do this by Beth @ReadingEveryNight, and I love talking about my favourite genre, so it seems like a tag I’ll really enjoy. Rules: Credit the bad bad Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag. Either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back… Continue reading This is my genre, tell me yours Book Tag

Book articles · Book Features

10 tips on how to attend YALC like a boss

With YALC less than two days away, excitement levels are reaching peak levels. Hotels are booked, trains are scheduled, and we’re ready to meet authors, hang out with friends, and pick up more books than we can carry. This will be my third year at YALC, but for anyone going for the first time, it… Continue reading 10 tips on how to attend YALC like a boss

Book articles · Book Features

Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

DNFing books is a great way ensure you’re reading only what you enjoy. As readers, we have the autonomy to choose whether or not we continue with a book if it’s not meeting our expectations. After all, we only have a finite amount of time to read (as much as I want to believe that we’re all… Continue reading Literary Discussions // Why I don’t DNF books

TBRs and Wrap ups

April 2018 TBR (Or the month where I attempt to stay on track with my Goodreads goal)

This month is passing quickly already and I’m busy with work and travel. Last weekend I went to visit my sister in France and had a wonderful time. We walked along the beach, went to museums, and even visited Paris. That didn’t leave much time for reading, but I have the rest of the month… Continue reading April 2018 TBR (Or the month where I attempt to stay on track with my Goodreads goal)

Book Features

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by the wonderful Louise @ALittleFoolReads, who thought up some fab questions that I’m excited to answer! Definitely check out Louise’s answers to the tag if you haven’t already. Rules Thank blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog. Answer the 11 questions the… Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award