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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Re-launching Queen of Contemporary!

If this post wasn’t part of the Internet and was actually happening live, this would be the moment I’d cut the red ribbon and declare the new Queen of Contemporary website officially open! Although knowing me I’d probably drop the scissors on my feet or trip over the ribbon… *cuts ribbon* I’ve gone through quite a lot of personal changes so far this year, the most notable one being that I’ve finished with secondary school!…

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Writing Validation & “Not Being Good Enough”

I’ve reached to a stand-still whilst working on my manuscript at the moment. I didn’t realise fully, until now, how solitary writing can be, how it’s just me typing away at my laptop – I’m the only one writing the words, developing them in my brain to put onto paper. These collected thoughts add up to create a greater picture – a story – that I hope one day people will read, but for now…

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#READUKYA Book Club – July Titles + GIVEAWAY!

After the inaugural Read UKYA Book Club in June (click here to see the titles!), it’s back in July with two more titles! Both books were voted for on the UKYA Facebook page, so you can join to be able to vote on next month’s title. Everyone’s welcome – you don’t have to live in the UK to join in or be a certain age (as long as you can legally be on Facebook), but it’s…

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My Writing Recipe

Something absolutely incredible happened last night: I reached 10,000 words on the novel that I’m currently working on. It might not seem like a huge deal and I still have a long way to go – and it’s just my first draft! – but I couldn’t be more proud. If you read my previous writing post, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling to pass 2,000 words on any of the projects I’ve been working on, so after…

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REVIEW: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

You know when you read a book and you feel so satisfied when you’re reading it because you know how good it is? This is how I felt when I was reading The Square Root of Summer! Every single word of it was brilliant and I’m so glad that I read it.  In this perfect summer read, Harriet Reuter Hapgood mixes contemporary with a sci-fi/time travel twist. It has everything needed for a beach read, whilst also…

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Five Things Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Taught Me

It’s May 2013, the day offers a burning heat and the air conditioning is on. I am out. I can picture it so clearly – the day I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. The day I felt something shift; I would not come out of it the same person. I’ve never read a book quite like Fangirl where I have felt like I could be a part of it. I’m sure that Rainbow Rowell somehow…

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REVIEW: Nightwanderers by C.J. Flood

It has been three years since C.J. Flood’s award-winning debut novel, Infinite Sky, was released, which I described as “deep and heartfelt“. In Nightwanderers, Flood returns with her signature emotional read to deliver a book that is guaranteed to grip readers long after they’ve put it down. Nightwanderers is a story of friendship and family, centred around the protagonist, Rosie, and her best friend Ti. Rosie and Ti have been best friends for years and are…

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UKYA Book Club Reveal and Announcement – June Titles

I am very happy to finally be able to reveal the June titles for the UKYA Book Club, launching this month! The UKYA Book Club will run every month with two titles – one voted for by YOU, and the other chosen separately. This month both titles were chosen on the UKYA Facebook page – you can join here to be able to vote for next month’s choice, and to join in with the bookish…

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The Pressures of Writing

I’ve always loved writing. Words are like an extension of my own body and I turn to them through times good and bad. When I was around eight, I used to write stories based on the Sylvanian Families I used to collect and I loved nothing more than when I could spend lessons writing about imaginary worlds and flex my writing muscles. Now, I turn to poetry when I need to express myself and characters…

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EXAMS, EXAMS, EXAMS! | Sunday Diary

Hello, lovely readers! It seems like a long time since I sat down and wrote a blog post; things have been quite manic around here! I thought I’d catch you up on all that I’ve been up to in this post and hopefully fill you in. What I’ve Been Up To It’s exam season at the moment, so of course my brain is floating around in a world of revision and my hands are aching…

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5 Reasons to Read… The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

To celebrate the release of The Raven King, the final book in the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, I was asked to be a part of the blog tour, run by Scholastic. Of course, I jumped at the chance because I’m a MASSIVE fan of the books, so here are my five reasons to read the series! 1. The Characters Will Feel Like Your Best Friends The whole series is driven by the characters…

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April in YA : Top Picks

April is an exciting month for new book releases, with new titles by big author names, as well as debut authors too. Here are some of my top picks that I think everyone should read this month: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick Huntley Fitzpatrick is the author of My Life Next Door, which was published in the UK earlier this year, and What I Thought Was True is a contemporary companion novel…

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