Dystopian, review, young adult

The Scorch Trials – James Dashner

** This post is not spoiler free** Blurb: “Solving the maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escaping meant he would get his life back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to… Burned and baked, the earth is… Continue reading The Scorch Trials – James Dashner

discussion, young adult

Strong Female Characters in Young Adult Fiction – What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?

"Screw writing 'strong' women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write women who kick ass. Write a woman who's desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn't need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don't take no shit, women who need validation… Continue reading Strong Female Characters in Young Adult Fiction – What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?

book event, discussion

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas Signing

**This post is spoiler free on ACOTAR and TOG series** On one uneventful day I was scrolling through Twitter when I came across a tweet from the wonderful Sarah J Maas. Three words in this tweet made my heart jump into my mouth: UK book tour. I quickly grabbed my phone and sent a text… Continue reading A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas Signing

discussion, shadowhunters

Shadowhunters – Let’s Talk Casting!

This post was inspired by Bookbitchreviews discussion on his blog about casting for the new Shadowhunters TV show. So I thought I'd have a little discussion about it here. First things first: the movie. When I first saw the movie I actually really enjoyed it, which seemed to be an unpopular opinion as most fans thought it… Continue reading Shadowhunters – Let’s Talk Casting!

review, shadowhunters, young adult

Welcome To Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

*spoiler warning: Don't read this book or this review until you've finished City of Heavenly Fire* Blurb: "After living as a mundane and a vampire, Simon never thought he would become a shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy." To my fellow Cassandra Clare/ The Mortal Instruments fans, I must raise my hands… Continue reading Welcome To Shadowhunter Academy – Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan

Non-Fiction, review

Very Good Lives – J.K.Rowling

Blurb: "When J.K.Rowling was invited to deliver the commencement address at Harvard University, she chose to speak to the graduating class about two topics very close to her heart: the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. Having the courage to fail, she said, is as vital to a good life as any conventional… Continue reading Very Good Lives – J.K.Rowling

book event, discussion

All I Know Now – Carrie Fletcher Book Signing

Yesterday I went on an adventure to Birmingham for the signing of Carrie Hope Fletcher's book "All I Know Now" (click here for my review). I had never been to Birmingham before so I was excited at the prospect of getting to explore a new city. Naturally, I fell into several book stores. Some things never… Continue reading All I Know Now – Carrie Fletcher Book Signing