‘The Loneliest Girl in the Universe’ by Lauren James [Book Review]

One of the things that I love the most about YALC is discovering authors and books that I’ve not heard of before. This year there was enormous buzz around a book called The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James, which was being pre-sold over a month before release at the event. Of course, … More ‘The Loneliest Girl in the Universe’ by Lauren James [Book Review]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hidden Gem Young Adult Books

August 29: Top Ten Hidden Gem Young Adult Books I read a lot of YA, the majority of which is well known, but occasionally I read something too few people have heard of. This list comprises books that have fewer than 10,000 Goodreads ratings, the first seven of which I rated 4*, and the latter … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hidden Gem Young Adult Books

‘We Come Apart’ by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan [Book Review]

Having read a couple of Sarah Crossan books, and having heard her speak on a couple of panels this year (YALC and LBF), whilst at the former I was introduced to her latest offering; We Come Apart, co-authored with Brian Conaghan. Obviously I bought a copy, and had it signed whilst I had the chance, … More ‘We Come Apart’ by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan [Book Review]

‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater [Book Review]

My wonderful reading month continues! Today I finished my 7th book of August, and for the 2017 Reading Challenge, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This book (and series) had been on my TBR for a few years, but after hearing the author speak at YALC in 2016, and my friend Alice sing its praises, it … More ‘The Raven Boys’ by Maggie Stiefvater [Book Review]

‘Unconventional’ by Maggie Harcourt [Book Review]

One bad habit that I possess (along with numerous other readers, I’m sure) is buying books that have been hyped/featured on social media without knowing much about them. One of those books more recently was Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt: all I knew was that it featured fandom as a primary plot device. Several months later, … More ‘Unconventional’ by Maggie Harcourt [Book Review]