This was one of the first books I picked up at YALC and I do not regret it. It’s also the first Katherine Webber book I have read and I now can’t wait to pick up Wing Jones. The story of this is so beautiful and I really do rate it highly. Continue reading “Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber (Blogmas)”
I’d been looking forward to starting Starfish for a while and I am so, so glad I’ve read it now! It is absolutely amazing and brought me out of a bit of a reading slump. I think I needed something with heavier themes as I’ve been reading a lot of light stories lately and I wanted something with a bit more to it. This is Akemi Dawn Bowman’s first novel and honestly, what a debut to have. I can’t wait to read her future books. Continue reading “Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman”
The hype for this event seemed to be massive on Twitter, and surely a lot of that came off the back of the success of The Loneliest Girl In The Universe, Lauren’s third YA novel. It was the most talked about book at YALC this year and had a huge release back in September during the height of the space themed novels that hit our shelves.
Our LGBTQ+ book club pick of the month has been David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, a novel in which i picked up a number of years ago and couldn’t really get my head around enough to be invested in reading it. I knew choosing it as a book club pick meant that i’d have to read it, which was great for my progress in reading everything David Levithan has ever written.
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a Nina LaCour novel for quite some time now. After I heard her talk at YALC alongside David Levithan, I wanted to see how she would approach her own novel. Her debut novel is Hold Still, and sets up her career brilliantly.
There is not often a time in which i have to stop reading a book because of its utter ridiculousness. I’m rather tolerant of many things in novels, because after all, it’s just fiction. For example i have happily enjoyed the story-lines of the Fifty Shades Of Grey series because i can separate that extravagant story from real life. That is the beauty of fiction, none of it is real. However Skin Deep by Lauren Jarrett is one of the few books i’ve found so disgusting that i’ve had to stop reading mid way.
I picked up The 100 a long time ago back when the TV series started, in hope that i would read the book and then dive right in to the series. That didn’t happen. About a year ago i tried watching one episode of it and couldn’t focus, so ultimately gave up. I had little hope for this novel as i was losing interest. That was until i found out that Kass Morgan would be talking on the YA Rebellion talk at YALC and figured i should probably read it. I was surprised.