LucyTheReader

Lucy Powrie is a blogger, YouTuber and author from the UK. When she's not reading, she enjoys cuddling guinea pigs and eating Oreo chocolate, but let's be real: she's mostly always reading.

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June Favourites | Books, TV & Music!

How is it the end of June?! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going! It seems like yesterday was January, and now we’re halfway through and will soon be counting down to the winter. I thought I would share some of my favourite things from June with you on the blog today, talking about books, TV and music. Enjoy! BOOKS My exams finished in June so I’ve luckily been able to catch up…

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REVIEW: The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

  I’ve been a very big fan of Rachael Lucas’s books ever since I read Sealed With A Kiss and fell in love with it. That meant I got super excited when I heard that Rachael was working on a YA novel. I was very lucky to get to read an early chapter of The State of Grace back when it didn’t have a book deal, so I’ve waited patiently ever since to read the final thing.…

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Books Are An Immeasurable Pleasure | A Sonnet

As you might have seen, I am currently in my first year of Creative Writing A Level, which I love. It challenges me and pushes me to try out new things, and one of these things back last year was a sonnet. Being the Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney nerd I am, I love sonnets. It wasn’t until I attempted to write one myself, however, that I gained an even greater appreciation for those who…

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REVIEW: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

As soon as I heard about Seven Days of You, I knew I was going to love it. A contemporary book set in Tokyo over a period of seven days? Yes please! The book follows Sophia as she enters her last week living in Tokyo before she moves back to the US. She has to say goodbye to her friends and to the city she loves, and she’s counting down the seconds until it all comes to…

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Happy World Book Day! | #ImmerseYourself

Happy World Book Day!  To celebrate, GWR are running a campaign to immerse yourself in the world of books and escape by train to the places some of our favourite books are set. They’ve hidden free return train tickets all over the South West and you can find out where to find your own on the Immerse Yourself page. GWR have invited me to tell you about some of my favourite books set in the South West of England…

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March in YA | Top Picks

When I first sat down to look over all the March YA releases, I was amazed at all the brilliant books that are being published. The following books are the ones I’m most excited to read – but I could have featured lots more! The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury I can’t believe that the final book in the Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy is out this month. It only seems like yesterday that I first met Melinda at…

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REVIEW: Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

I didn’t intend to read Unconventional in a day; it just happened. One minute I’d started the first page and the next I was scrambling to find time to read the rest because I rapidly became obsessed. Unconventional is told from the perspective of Lexi Angelo, who has grown up helping her dad with his comic convention business. What started as a small gathering has now turned into multiple huge, national events and Lexi is a teen superqueen…

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A Life Update | Writing, travelling, baby guinea pigs

Hi, everyone! It seems like it’s been a very long time since I last sat down to write an update post or something a bit more informal and chatty. I thought I should probably catch you up on everything that’s been going on, especially as I have lots of blog posts planned for the next few months. The blog has been a bit quiet for the past few months. In fact, that’s an optimistic look…

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EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: Girlhood by Cat Clarke

I can remember the moment I finished reading Undone and let out a big wail. My heart was well and truly destroyed. From that moment on, I knew that Cat Clarke was a seriously special talent in the YA world. That meant that I was extra excited when I was asked by the lovely people at Books with Bite to reveal the cover of her next book, Girlhood. Only recently was I lamenting the disappointing…

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REVIEW: This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton

I read contemporary YA for that fuzzy feeling you get in your stomach after you’ve finished reading a book, that satisfying feeling that makes you want to climb inside it and hug all the characters. That is exactly how This Beats Perfect made me feel. Denton perfectly shapes a world where The Keep are the biggest boyband in the Universe. Amelie Ayres is an aspiring musician who writes and produces her own songs within her bedroom, but…

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Call Me A Teenager | A Response to Judd Apatow

Hello. My name is Lucy and I am a teenage girl. I’ve had 4 years to get used to this fact, but it seems as if the rest of the world hasn’t. A recent tweet from producer and writer Judd Apatow, in response to Donald Trump, a man who has used his time in the White House so far to isolate and segregate those who do not fit into his ideal America, saw him compare…

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A Tour of my Writing Desk

When Virginia Woolf said “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write“, I am sure she meant to include a writing desk in that sentence too. I work best in clutter – I like big piles of books, paper strewn everywhere and disorder. Tidying and cleaning are my worst enemies, so you know something’s up when I decide to do either — or both — of these…

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