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BOOK LIST: A Beginners Guide to…UKYA

When it comes to YA, the majority of the books are set in America. This is all well and good but life in the US as a young adult is very different to life in the UK as a young adult. Our schools are vastly different, language and slang is different, and sometimes it's just… Continue reading BOOK LIST: A Beginners Guide to…UKYA

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BOOK LIST: A Beginners Guide to… Manga

For a beginner reader to manga, it can be pretty daunting to pick up a volume. The pages are read right-to-left, there are panels and busy pages wherever you look, and sometimes it can even be a minefield knowing exactly where to start! So I've decided to pull together a list of some really fantastic… Continue reading BOOK LIST: A Beginners Guide to… Manga

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BOOK LIST: LGBT+ Graphic Novels

Lots of people don't know where to start when it comes to graphic novels, but sometimes the only way to start is to dive right in! When it comes to LGBT+ content, graphic novels have shown themselves as strong contenders for excellent content. So for Pride month, I thought I'd pull together a list of… Continue reading BOOK LIST: LGBT+ Graphic Novels

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WORLD BOOK DAY: Top 5 Childhood Reads

Happy World Book Day everyone! This is such an important day for young readers, especially for those children who cannot afford to purchase many books to read. This year, the World Book Day theme is 'Share a Story' - and I've joined with a group of other UKYA book bloggers to share some of our… Continue reading WORLD BOOK DAY: Top 5 Childhood Reads

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PROUD BLOG TOUR: Favourite LGBT+ Characters

Hello everyone! Today, I'm taking part in the PROUD blog tour, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to write a list of my favourite LGBT+ characters. You may notice that quite a few of them come from books by Alice Oseman. Reason being is that she writes such exceptional and relatable LGBT+ characters, and… Continue reading PROUD BLOG TOUR: Favourite LGBT+ Characters

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The Christmas Stocking Tag

It's nearly Christmas! Can you believe there's only two days until Christmas day? I still get so excited counting down the days, and it's always great to spend time with friends and family during the festive season. The wonderful Kate over at Reading Through Infinity created this tag, and while I wasn't tagged in a… Continue reading The Christmas Stocking Tag

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GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: The Prince and the Dressmaker

What a gorgeous book!! I absolutely loved every single second of this graphic novel - the art style was vivid, colourful and unique and the story was a powerful message about being yourself and being kind to others. Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride - or rather, his parents are looking for one for… Continue reading GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: The Prince and the Dressmaker

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Inspirational YA books – Author Picks

The other night, I attended the YA Extravaganza at Waterstones Piccadilly. Hosted by Katherine Webber, the event was a panel of five YA authors promoting their recent releases. Featured were Juno Dawson, Alice Oseman, Lucy Christopher, Simon James Green, and David Levithan. The panel was a really interesting insight into what went into these new… Continue reading Inspirational YA books – Author Picks

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NEW BOOK NEWS – Leah On The Offbeat

NEW BOOK NEWS Book title: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Synopsis:¬†When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat - but real life isn't always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she's the only child of a young, single mum, and her life is decidedly less privileged. And even… Continue reading NEW BOOK NEWS – Leah On The Offbeat