Lucy Recommends… [7] – Diversity

It’s time for another Lucy Recommends… today! I love writing these recommendation posts so much because it means I get to talk about lots of my favourite books. Today I’m going to be recommending diverse fiction. They’re diverse for lots of different reasons and I would highly recommend all of them. Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow Crow Moon is one of my favourite books of 2015 so far and it’s the perfect diverse read. One particularly diverse element that stands out is the religious diversity in it because Crow Moon is a dystopia set in a pagan community. It was incredibly realistic and broke…

Lucy Recommends… [6] Keris Stainton

I’m so excited for this edition of Lucy Recommends… because I’m going to be recommending one of my favourite UKYA authors! Keris Stainton writes amazing contemporary books that one can devour in less than a day. Here are some of her books: Della says: OMG!  Della has such a realistic teenage voice and is the perfect introduction to YA for people looking to start reading it. It’s about a girl called Della whose diary goes missing and extracts from it appear on Facebook and are sent to her mobile. I think it’s my favourite of Keris’s books! Jessie Hearts NYC  Set…

Lucy Recommends… [5] – YA Dystopia

Whilst I don’t always fall madly and deeply in love with dystopia, when I find an amazing book I love it passionately. These are just a few of the fantastic dystopia books that I’ve loved! The Elites by Natasha Ngan – Incredibly diverse and engaging, The Elites is about a race of people who can’t bleed and when an Elite, Silver, is witness to, and fails to stop, the assassination of the president of Neo-Babel, a chain of events causes her to flee the city with her best friend, Butterfly, and find out what’s on the outside. I really enjoyed it! Under the Never Sky…

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Hi! I'm Lucy Powrie, a book blogger and YouTuber from the UK. I have a wild obsession with the Brontë sisters, love reading YA books, and have lots and lots of guinea pigs. My favourite books include Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, and Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry.

I'm the creator and host of #UKYAChat, a weekly Twitter chat hosted every Friday at 8pm UK Time, and am represented by Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton.

Lucy Recommends… [4] – Big Books

  Lucy Recommends is a feature where I use all of my persuasive techniques to make you buy the best books around, whether it be by genre, author or series. This time I’m going to talk about BIG BOOKS. I’m not exactly one to read lots and lots of big books, but there are a few I’ve really enjoyed. I consider a big book to be over 400 pages… Diving straight into the deep end, it’s no surprise that I’m featuring A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin on a list of ‘big books.’ It took me over a month to…

Lucy Recommends… [3] – Funny Books

Lucy Recommends… is a feature aiming to persuade you to read a particular book, genre or series.  Thank you to everyone who has said they’ve enjoyed this feature! I’m back with another instalment today and I’m going to be recommending books that are humorous and have made me laugh. Weirdos VS Quimboids by Natasha Desborough This has to be top of my list because it made me laugh so, so much. Natasha is naturally hilarious and I adored Weirdos VS. Quimboids. I cannot wait to read the sequel, Weirdos VS. Bumskulls. Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse C.J. Skuse never fails to make me laugh.…

Lucy Recommends… [2] – The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

Lucy Recommends… is a feature aiming to persuade you to read a particular book, genre or series.  This time I’m going to be featuring the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi, which I think you should all read. There are many mixed reviews, so it’s not everyone’s type of book, but I do see more positive than negative reviews. Even if you don’t read the trilogy, you’re going to want to own the books because they’re so gorgeous. The trilogy starts off with Shatter Me, then Unravel Me, and finally Ignite Me. The books get better and better as they go on and Tahereh Mafi has…

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Lucy Recommends… [1] Contemporary Fiction

Hello everyone! I’m here to start a new feature today called Lucy Recommends. The aim of this feature is to recommend lots of great books to you without writing a whole review. I’ll be showcasing genres, authors and series, and hopefully you’ll pick up lots of books you haven’t heard of before. Today, as my blog is called Queen of Contemporary, I thought I would recommend a few contemporary titles. I’m thinking I should probably start reviewing and discussing contemporary more on the blog. The first book I’d like to recommend is Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider. Narrated by Ezra, I…