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

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