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 an end. Coinciding with her departure, however, is the arrival of an old friend and with him comes a last week that Sophia will never forget. My…

REVIEW: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This year, it seems like everyone on my Twitter and Instagram feeds has been reading the Six of Crows duology. I read Shadow and Bone a few years ago but didn’t click with it at the time – but I thought I would give Six of Crows the benefit of the doubt, and I’m very, very pleased that I did! Six of Crows follows a gang of criminals in the fictional city of Ketterdam in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, as they embark on an impossible heist — it could save the world as they know it and make them wealthier than they could ever imagine,…

REVIEW: Ctrl Alt Delete: How I Grew Up Online by Emma Gannon

I’ve been a massive fan of Emma’s blog, Girl Lost in the City, for a while back now and would even go so far as to say her blog is in my top 5 favourite blogs of all time – I love it that much! When I heard that Emma was going to be releasing a book, I became very excited about it and I desperately hoped I would love it as much as I anticipated reading it. If it was half as good as her blog, I knew, it would be AMAZING! Ctrl Alt Delete is a hilarious but thought-provoking…

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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.

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 being exciting and fast-paced. The Square Root of Summer tells the story of teenager Gottie Oppenheimer who is struggling with the death of her grandfather, Grey, as well…

REVIEW: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

If you’ve been reading Queen of Contemporary for a while, you’ll know how much I loved The Sin Eater’s Daughter and so I was incredibly excited to read the sequel, The Sleeping Prince. It’s always nerve-wracking to start a sequel, but especially so when you have such high expectations. Luckily, The Sleeping Prince didn’t disappoint! The Sleeping Prince starts where The Sin Eater’s Daughter left off, but this time we get to see the story from the eyes of Errin. Left with the task of looking after her sick mother after the death of her father and her brother Lief’s disappearance, Errin…

The End of an Era | The Princess Diaries: Royal Wedding by Meg …

I can’t believe I got to read this book. When I finished reading The Princess Diaries series OVER THREE YEARS AGO, I never imagined I’d be reading about Adult Mia’s life. It was all my dreams come true when I found out there would be a new Princess Diaries book!!! The Princess Diaries series was the first YA book series I ever read, so they mean a lot to me and they’re a favourite of mine. The latest instalment, Royal Wedding, was equally as amazing as the rest and, after finishing, I was left screaming, “MORE!” I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to…

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REVIEW: Seed by Lisa Heathfield

I haven’t read a book in a long time that has completely blown me away and given me an “OMG!” moment. Seed completely changed that, however. It was AMAZING! Pearl has always lived in Seed, a community that worships Nature. When a new boy and his family are welcomed into Seed, Pearl starts to notice the cracks in her seeminly perfect world. Why doesn’t she know who her mother is? Why aren’t they allowed medical care? Seed is a crazed cult, and Seed will never let her go. Heathfield has created a dangerous but charming community with enigmatic Seed. I could…

REVIEW: Half Bad by Sally Green

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 society, witches live among fains (humans) and there are two types of witch: black and white. The white witches outnumber the black, and the white witches are hugely prejudiced against the black. Nathan, the protagonist, is a Half Code – he’s half black witch, half white…

REVIEW: The Rain by Virginia Bergin

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 me to start reading as soon as I picked it up. Imagine this: It’s a warm, sunny Bank Holiday (rather unusual for the UK), you’re in a hot tub with the boy of your dreams, and it starts to rain. It’s not, however, normal rain. One…

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REVIEW: The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell

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 means he is going to die. The novel is so much more than that though – it’s a tale of friendship and discovery, as well as acceptance. Whilst I loved The Last Leaves Falling, I found some scenes very painful for me to read because of…

REVIEW: Fashion Assassin by Sarah Sky

I was a HUGE fan of Sky’s debut novel, Code Red Lipstick, and so I was delighted to read the second instalment, Fashion Assassin. In Fashion Assassin, the stakes are even higher as Jessica Cole works to discover Vectra with the setting of Monaco as a backdrop. With bratty models to guard and a deadly mission, Jessica truly is back with even more action. Kickass Protagonist I love Jessica so much! She’s so much fun to read about, and she’s such a refreshing protagonist. Gripping Action Sky’s books are SO awesome. I was gripped for two days and found it incredibly…

REVIEW: Clockwork Princess Manga by HyeKyung Baek & Cassandra Clare

I’ve never read a manga before, so I’m not sure what I was thinking when I took one on for review. It was certainly an experience, but not one that I regretted at all. I’ll definitely be reading more graphic novels in the future! This book is the manga version of Clockwork Princess, which is the third book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. I first read Clockwork Princess when it came out, so it was really nice to read the manga and revisit the story without taking ages to read the book. The manga allows you to dip…