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…

REVIEW: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Beautiful Broken Things is the extraordinary début novel from Sara Barnard that showcases what everyone loves most about UKYA fiction. Caddy and Rosie have been best friends forever, despite them going to different schools. Then Rosie introduces Caddy to a…

A (Graphic) Novel Obsession

I am in love with graphic novels at the moment. Especially with so much revision to do, they’re easy to pick up and instantly get into as they don’t take up the same amount of brain power as a 500-page novel…

About Me

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.

To Read List

With so many books constantly popping through my letterbox all beautifully packaged and very appealing, it can be good to sometimes sit back and take stock of the books I still haven’t read. The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by…

Blogs I’m Loving #1 – October Edition

Lately I’ve got back into reading more blog posts. There was a time a little while ago where I couldn’t get into the right frame of mind to read blog posts – I was either too lazy to read anything…

Why We Need Realistic Heroines in YA

I worked hard as a teenager. We didn’t have money; I was the only person in my immediate family to go to university. I was utterly focussed on creating a life for myself that wasn’t like the one I’d grown…

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5 Essential Books to Catch Up On This Summer

In my opinion, summer is the best time to get lots of reading done. I look forward to summer each year, when I can catch up on all the reading I’ve missed out on since the summer before. Here are…

The Lost and The Found Q&A with Cat Clarke

Can you describe The Lost and the Found in three words? Disturbing, challenging, honest. What’s the best thing about writing UKYA? There are so many good things! When I was growing up, most of the books I read were set in…

Queen of Contemporary Survey – Summer 2015

 Hello everyone! To add with my summer revamp of both my blog and YouTube channel, I’ve put together a survey so that I know exactly what YOU are wanting when you read my blog. You’re under no obligation to answer…

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Q&A with Sarah Odedina

I’m very happy to be able to welcome Sarah Odedina to the blog today, talking about her new job at One World Publishing. You’ve been a part of the publishing industry for a long time now. What first drew you…

My Blogging Essentials

When I look back to my post schedules for this time last year, one thing kept popping up: ‘My Blogging Essentials.’ Although I knew exactly how I was going to write the post, I could never quite get it right.…

Spring Bloggers

I love finding new bloggers and reading back through all of their old blog posts. I thought I would share some of my favourite blogs today so you can do the same! Lauryn’s Notebook Lauryn writes so articulately and every…