BOOK REVIEW: No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

Format: Paperback, ARC Links: Goodreads | Amazon UK Blurb: Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity […]

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Format: Hardback, giveaway prize Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Goodreads Blurb: Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Format: Hardback – purchased Links: Amazon UK | Goodreads Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from […]

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GUEST POST: Should we give authors 1 star reviews? by M.L Sparrow

Today I have a really interesting a food for thought guest post all about whether reviewers should give authors 1 star reviews for their books. I can imagine this topic will cause some divide and a mix of opinions and that’s great – as long as we all respect each others’ individual opinion! Yu can […]

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Guest Post: Why It’s Important to Talk About Mental Health in YA

Young Adult novels aren’t just popular with teenagers, but with adults and pre-teens alike. For many younger readers, books are one way they learn about life – about relationships, sex, family issues, sexuality and gender… And with YA novels covering such a broad range of topics (including a wide variety of genres, protagonists, and diverse […]

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Movie Review: If I Stay (2014)

What it’s about: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on. Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: […]

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Book Review: If I Stay by Gayle Foreman

Title: If I Stay Author: Gayle Foreman Publisher: Black Swan Blurb: The last thing Mia remembers is the music. After the accident, she can still hear it. And she can see her damaged body being taken from the wreck of her parents’ car – even though she can’t feel a thing. All she can do […]

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Book Review: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author: John Green & David Levithan Publisher: Penguin Blurb: Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and Iives intertwine. It’s not that far from Evanston to Naperville, […]

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Book Review: Love Always, Kate by D. Nichole King

Dear Diary, Leukaemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is. The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again. I have three options: 1. Another round of chemo. 2. A super-new experimental drug. 3. […]

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Book Review: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child Series #2) by Stephanie Keyes

  Here is all the information you’ll need about the upcoming tour for The Fallen Stars the second book in Stephanie Keye’s Star Child series. Title: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child series #2) Author: Stephanie Keyes Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Blurb: When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision. Kellen […]

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

What it’s about: HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This […]

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Book Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

What it’s about: Leonard Peacock is turning 18. And he wants to say goodbye. Not to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing something tragic and horrific. Nor to his mum who’s moved out and left him to fend for himself. But to his four friends. A Humphrey Bogart-obsessed neighbour. […]

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The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

I’m delighted to organising a tour for the wonderful novel by Stephanie Keyes, ‘The Star Child’, the first book in a three part trilogy. Publisher: Inkspell Publishing Blurb: The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an […]

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Book Review: Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans

What it’s about: Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class. Dying wasn’t on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson’s to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she’s stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she’s stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the […]

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Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

What it’s about: Quentin Jacobson has always loved Margo from afar. So when she climbs through his window to summon him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next morning, Q turns up at school and Margo doesn’t. She’s left clues to her disappearance, like a trail of […]

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Book Review: The Fallen Stars (The Star Child trilogy #2) by Stephanie Keyes

What it’s about: Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They […]

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Book Review: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans & author interview

What it’s about: Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any […]

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