Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia ~ Book Review

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

Read More

Which YA Character Must Go?

 

 

There’s no denying, we all love YA characters. We want to be them, befriend them, date them, be adopted by them etc, etc. But now’s your chance to get rid of those annoying few, or be totally tortured by having to choose between your favourites and see whether your character opinions match those of others…

So, which beloved fictional characters are you going to get rid of? (sorry… kinda.)

If you had to get rid of any YA character for good, who would it be and why?

p.s I adore all these books, I thought this would just be a little bit of (somewhat cruel) fun.

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard ~ Book Review

Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen. Their love isn’t a lightning strike, it’s the rumbling roll of thunder. Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.

Read More

Invictus by Ryan Graudin ~ ARC Book Review

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past. But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems. In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.

Read More

Pick a Puppy, Get a 2017 YA Spring Book Recommendation…

 

 

I have this odd vendetta against spring as a season, I’m not sure quite sure what it is exactly (<- this is entirely untrue. I 100% know why but whenever I’ve explain it to people, for some reason, they seem to think it’s more than bizarre. So in an attempt to keep whatever reputation I may have here, I’m just going to swiftly brush past that explanation…) But, if there’s one thing I do love above almost all things, it’s puppies. Coincidently enough, I also love books *shock horror*… Therefore combining the two, whilst also giving spring a little attention, seemed fair enough. So today I’m recommending some new releases coming this spring that I think sound fabulous, through the power of puppies. Enjoy! Read More

Which Beauty and the Beast Character Are You? ~ Beauty and the Beast Review

 

In celebration of the release of the gorgeous new MinaLima illustrated edition of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, which I was very kindly sent from HarperCollins and being the Disney fiend I am, I couldn’t not create a blog post inspired by this books beauty (pun unintended but very much appreciated!) So, as well as a few photos to give you a sneak peak at the stunning illustrations and interactive elements of this book, I have, of course, created a quiz. So, for the people out there, who like me, can’t resist a bookish/disney themed personality quiz, this one’s for you…

Are you more Beauty or Beast? Lumière or Cogsworth? Maybe you and Gaston have more in common than you think! Take this quiz and finally find out which Beauty and the Beast you are truly most like…Read More

#famous by Jilly Gagnon ~ Book Review

In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price? Told in alternating points of view, #famous captures the out-of-control thrill ride of falling for someone in front of everyone.

Read More