The ABC book challenge.

I am really enjoying this challenge! It means regular enough content on my blog and I love showcasing the different types of books that I read, and seeing all the different types of books that everyone else reads!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

This week the letter is F.

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The ABC book challenge.

I did the not posting thing again. I can be the worst sometimes. Apologies.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

This time it’s E!

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Memorable titles;

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things – Carolyn Mackler
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
Eragon – Christopher Paolini

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Extraordinary Means – Robyn Schneider
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon

To-Be-Read titles;

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An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
Eliza and Her Monsters – Francesca Zappia

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The Edge of Everything – Jeff Giles
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday. I will post this challenge next Sunday.

 

Discussion: Fat Rep in YA

Representation in YA categorically needs to be better. Yes, it’s improving, yes albeit slowly, the field is becoming more diverse.
It is no-where near perfect, however.

There are so many readers of YA that find themselves under-represented, and I am in no position to talk or evaluate their points of view, so I shall just be focusing on my personal experience, as a ‘plus-size’ reader struggling to truly find herself in the places she chooses to escape.

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From Page to Screen: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

Oh how I love you, Lara-Jean. Devotedly brought to life on our small screens by the wonderful and adorable Lana Condor (whose potential as Jubliee was criminally cut away from us in X-Men: Apocalypse), TATBILB is honestly, without a doubt, on my favourite – and definitely one of the better – adaptations to date! From the heart-warming family dynamic to the instantly lovable, Peter Kavinsky, TATBILB is the modern rom-com we’ve all been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.

So, I supposed a bit of background is in order, in case you’ve managed to avoid all forms of internet recently and don’t know what To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Is!
Based on the New York Times best-selling trilogy by author Jenny Han, this is what Goodreads has to say:
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

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The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again! I missed this for two weeks as I kind of lost of blog motivation (again). But I have come to realise that I don’t have to be the most perfectly consistent blogger, to be a blogger.
Sometimes just getting content out there, is an achievement in itself.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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Memorable titles; 

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A Dance With Dragons – George R. R. Martin
Delirium – Lauren Oliver
Diary Of An Oxygen Thief – Anonymous

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Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Dry – Jane Harper

To-Be-Read titles; 

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Darkdawn – Jay Kristoff
The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken
Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

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Dear Martin – Nic Stone
The Diviners – Libba Bray

 

Wahey! Back on track, ready for the challenge of ‘E’ next Sunday!

The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

Continue reading “The ABC book challenge.”

A review: Everless – Sara Holland

As I was scouring the shelves at my local library, I had a little peek at the ‘New Stock’ shelf and saw this beauty just perched there, waiting for me to snag it. And snag it I did, whilst doing a small jump for joy.
Granted, I had only heard bits and pieces about this book before stumbling across it, but it was more than enough to get me excited, and come on, look at that cover, it’s gorgeous, more than enough to entice me on vanity alone.

E-SHIn the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the
power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

As ever, a spoiler-free review!

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