Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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I’m not normally a huge reader of fantasy but so far this year I’ve dug into Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and now Girls of Paper and Fire by Nastasha Ngan – both of which I have loved! GOPAF was our Book Club pick for April and I truly adored it. I was unsure how I’d feel but I was so into it and I loved talking about it at Book Club (which I’ll upload a post about on Monday). I read most of this whilst sat in the wonderful weather over the Easter weekend – there’s no better way of spending a hot, sunny day than going for walks in beautiful places and sitting reading a good book outdoors! On with the review…

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The Meaning Of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

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*The book discussed in this post has been gifted by Harper Teen*

Months ago when this book was announced, admittedly i only checked it out because of the stunning cover it has. It’s absolutely beautiful and once i found out what it was about, it seemed right up my street. I was lucky enough that Harper Teen gifted me some copies for myself and to share out to the bloggers that come to our LGBTQ+ book club!

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The Quiet At The End Of The World by Lauren James

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I really love Lauren’s writing, and i have for a long time, so Quiet was a hugely anticipated book for me in 2019. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the story, because of the masterpiece of The Loneliest Girl In The Universe, however i absolutely loved Quiet.

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How To Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

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*The book discussed in this post was gifted by Rock The Boat Publishing*

One of my favourite types of YA is hard-hitting, heart-breaking stories that will rip your heart apart, so when i heard about How To Make Friends With The Dark by Kathleen Glasgow, i knew it would be right up my street for all of these buzzwords.

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Proud Read-along Wrap Up & Book Club

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You may have noticed that we had a read-along running across our social medias between the 11th and the 22nd of March. This was all in aid of celebrating the wonderful release of Proud, a new LGBTQ+ anthology from Stripes, which was curated by Juno Dawson and includes a whole host of great YA authors and some wonderful illustrators.

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UKYABA 2019

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The time has come for this years UKYABA (U.K. YA Blogger and Vlogger Awards). It seems to have come round pretty quickly from last year, especially as they announced their involvement with YALC 2019, where the awards will actually be hosted!

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An Interview with Simon James Green and L. C. Rosen

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A little while ago i was lucky enough to interview Simon James Green, author of Noah Can’t Even and Noah Could Never, and also L. C. Rosen (Lev), author of Jack Of Hearts (and Other Parts). It was one of the most wonderful interviews i’ve had the pleasure of holding. It was really interesting to talk to two fellow LGBTQ+ community members and their opinions of YA and where they think LGBTQ+ is going in YA. I absolutely loved doing this interview and i hope you enjoy reading it!

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