• REVIEW: Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow

    23 February, 2015

    When you first hold a copy of your most anticipated read of the year in your hands, it fills you with dread. You think to yourself: will I like it? What if I hate it? Sometimes, though, you’ve just got to have a little faith. In McKerrow’s debut novel, the world is split in two.…

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  • REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green

    2 February, 2015

    I’ve owned a copy of Half Bad since it was released and have since wanted to read it regularly. I’m not entirely sure what was stopping me – possibly the huge buzz surrounding it – but I wish I had started to read it as soon as I bought it. In a version of modern…

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  • Keren David on UKYA Extravaganza | Guest Post

    1 February, 2015

    First it was a conversation on Twitter about why American YA books were higher profile than British ones. A hashtag was born – #UKYA. A website followed, and then the magnificent bloggers got on board.  #UKYAchat (thank you Lucy!) trended on Twitter. There were new blogs, count downs, special projects. Last year there was YALC,…

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  • REVIEW: The Rain by Virginia Bergin

    30 January, 2015

    I’ve heard amazing things about The Rain in the past, but it wasn’t until I attended an event where Bergin spoke that I knew that I had to read it right away. Whilst I often don’t willingly choose to read dystopia and don’t actively seek it out, there was something about The Rain that urged…

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  • UKYA Abroad

    28 January, 2015

    I love reading UKYA books set in other countries because I’m able to read them through a tourist’s eyes and learn about incredible new cultures. There aren’t many of them, but the existing ones are real gems! Stolen by Lucy Christopher is set in the Australian Outback, about a girl who is kidnapped by an older…

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  • REVIEW: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

    26 January, 2015

    Now, as The Sin Eater’s Daughter begins to emerge into the wild, I feel a burning pride every time I see someone tweet or write about it. The feeling that comes with, ‘MY FRIEND HAS WRITTEN A BOOK!!’ and a book that I have been waiting to read for months and months. Twylla is seventeen…

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  • Life Lessons from Suzy P | Suzy P Blog Tour

    25 January, 2015

    Hi everyone! I’m Suzy Puttock, and I’m back in the third book in the Suzy P series, Suzy P, Forever Me. And, guess what, I’ve put my foot in it yet again… because I’ve made a promise I can’t keep. Kind of a big promise. To my entire school! Why, oh why, did I say…

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  • REVIEW: The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

    19 January, 2015

    I feel like The Last Leaves Falling is a friend I’ve watched grow up. I’m so incredibly excited for Sarah and the release of it because I loved it and I know so many of you will too! The Last Leaves Falling tells the story of Sora, a boy with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that…

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  • REVIEW: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaimain & Chris Riddell

    16 January, 2015

    I read The Sleeper and the Spindle one evening near Christmas and I became totally absorbed. For the half an hour or so I spent reading it, all of me was invested in the characters and plot as the story weaved on. It’s hard to perfectly describe The Sleeper and the Spindle and do it justice at the same…

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  • REVIEW: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

    12 January, 2015

    The buzz around the release of The Art of Being Normal has been crazy! So many of my trusted friends and fellow reviewers have loved it so the pressure was on when I chose to read it myself. Williamson has created a novel I wish had been written years ago. It’s incredibly brave – I…

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