PageHabit YA Box Unboxing ~ October

Today is the day I do my first ever bookish subscription unboxing blog post. *cue the fanfare*

A few months ago, PageHabit (a bookish subscription service, with a new release sent to you each month and eight genres to choose from) asked me if I’d like to become a #PageHabitRep. With a lot of internal squealing, I of course said yes for a number of reasons. (and not only because this is one of the coolest things I’ve been asked to do!)Read More

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn (Noodlerella) ~ Book Review

When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life. Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…

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Pick a Fall Favourite, Get a 2017 YA Autumn Release Recommendation.

We all know autumn is a pretty fab time for YA book releases, so much so that a lot of us will be either A) totally broke right now or B) slightly overwhelmed with which books to pick up first. Unfortunately, I can’t help with option A. (Believe me, I would if I could but I’m in the same boat, feeling your pain right now. *cries into empty purse*) Luckily however, I can somewhat help with option B. Hence today’s quiz, making the hard decision for you. All you need to do is pick your favourite thing about autumn, whether that be snuggly movie night in, or breathing in the autumnal air, you’ll get a 2017 September-November release recommended to you.

(Equally, you could just go through all eight options and once again overwhelm yourself with great sounding books once again…)

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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.

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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.)Read More

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.

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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.

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