Library Loot: Mysteries, Paris and Hope

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time…

Book Review: Sanctuary (+Giveaway!

Sanctuary Written by Caryn Lix 480 pages Published by Simon Pulse Publication date: 10th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday! The theme for this week is Books that made me want to shout. I have chosen this to interpret this as books that I have wanted to shout about, to share their message because I think it is…

Waiting on Wednesday: Empress of All Seasons

Empress of All Seasons Written by Emiko Jean 384 pages Published by HMH Children’s Book Group Publication date: 6th November 2018 Genre: YA, Fantasy Summary (from Goodreads): In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me cry

S4S: Books that made me cry Oops, am a week late with this one as school has been so busy! I cry a lot at books and movies so this week was hard, not because of trying to think of six but trying to narrow i down to six…really, it might be easier to name…

Book Review: Running from the Sky

Running from the Sky Written by Amanda Malben 144 pages Published by Wrate’s Publishing Publication date: 30th May 2018 Summary (from Amazon): Three years into the civil war that has turned his country upside down, Sami’s home village in Syria is hit by a deadly bomb attack and he is forced to leave behind everything…

Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Written by Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Renee Ahdieh, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Cindy Pon, Alyssa Wong, Sona Charaipotra , Aisha Saeed , Lori M. Lee , Shveta Thakrar , Preeti Chhibber , E.C. Myers , Rahul Kanakia  336 pages Published by Greenwillow Books…

Book Review: Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus

Houdini and the Five-Cent Circus Written by Keith Gray 112 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): The year is 1885 and Erik Weiss, a penniless immigrant, has found himself in trouble again. His uncanny talent for picking locks and his gleeful showboating to match it, have earned him…

Review of Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

Originally posted on The Illustrated Page:
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh. ★★★1/2 I’ve had a lot of bad luck with YA dystopia, but Rebel Seoul turned out to be a gem of the genre. In Neo Seoul, everyone is drafted into the military upon coming of age. Lee Jaewon’s escaped his past as a gang member in the slums of…

YA Shot 2018

YA Shot was held on Saturday 14th April in Uxbridge, London and featured a plethora of wonderful authors sharing their experience and knowledge around the theme of human rights. The event is organised by Alexia Casale and her dedicated team of volunteers, led by the amazing Luna from Luna’s Little Library. If you just want…

Book Review: The Way You Make Me Feel (+Giveaway!)

The Way You Make Me Feel Written by Maurene Goo 288 pages Published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Publication date: 8th May 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck. Clara Shin lives for pranks and…