Books Read December 2016

REVIEWS FREEKS Amanda Hocking A traveling carnival where the acts have supernatural abilities arrive at a new site and something doesn’t feel right. Something is playing with their senses and weakening their powers. When one camp member goes missing and another is attacked, the group start searching for answers… High danger, an unknown evil, supernatural secrets, and…

Strand Bookstore Tour

(Originally posted here) I love walking into a good bookstore and taking a deep breath, feeling totally relaxed and ready to explore. Strand Bookstore has to be one of my all-time favourites. It’s a wonderful store and getting lost in the stacks is welcome. I visit several times on every trip to New York City. And…

Books Read November 2016

REVIEWS   THE ROMANTICS Leah Konen When Gael gets his heart broken for the first time, Love steps in to guide him through it. But Gael’s on a path of his own and Love has their work cut out to set him back on course to find his true match… This was a sweet and charming…

Books of Wonder Store Tour

(I originally posted this here) We love browsing the shelves at Books of Wonder. It’s such a magical store with so much to see and enjoy. We walk through the revolving door into another world and we know we’ll be here for a while… 

Books Read October 2016

REVIEWS  IRON CAST Destiny Soria Corinne is a wordsmith—she can make others see what’s not there, creating illusions through poetry. Ada is a songsmith—her music conjures powerful emotions and can meddle with memory. Both girls are hemopaths, considered a threat to society with their abilities to manipulate the mind. Iron can identify those whose blood…

Books of Halloweens Past

Every year I put a list of Halloween reads together for myself. As I’m currently working my way through my 2016 picks, with only 4 days left until Halloween, I’m looking back at the books I chose to read in previous years.

Books Read September 2016

REVIEWS FURTHERMORE Tahereh Mafi In a magical land of colour, Alice is born without any. She’s an outcast in Ferenwood. When a boy she dislikes approaches her for help on a task he’s been set by the Ferenwood Elders, Alice turns him down. But soon she discovers the task is to bring her father home,…

Creative Writing: A Journal with Art to Kickstart Your Writing by Eva Glettner

My thoughts on Creative Writing: A Journal with Art to Kickstart Your Writing by Eva Glettner This is a unique and wonderfully inventive creative writing journal, published this month with Chronicle Books. The pages are bursting with colour, inspiration, and writing prompts. It presents an idea, then lets the writer do the rest. It’s fun and it…

Books Read August 2016

REVIEWS THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK Meg Leder Penelope loves books and movies and romance, and wants her happily ever after. So when her friends start branching out and making new friends, things become complicated. And when a guy she likes asks her out, everything begins to change. Is Penelope’s world moving in the right direction?…

NYC 2016

I visited New York City for the first time in August last year where I met my agent, my publisher, author friends, and did an event at the New York Public Library. I was lucky enough to go back again this year, and I recorded the majority of my trip on social media, especially book-related things,…

YALC 2016

At the end of July the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) took place in London as part of the London Film and Comic Con. I attended this event last year and had the best time so I was excited to be going back. It was a bit different for me this year as I had…

Jennifer L Armentrout Event: Q&A and Signing

Jennifer L Armentrout is currently touring the UK and I was lucky enough to attend the Q&A and signing event at Waterstones Birmingham on Thursday night. Birmingham is quite a journey for me, but it was totally worth it! My bookshelf holds roughly 20 of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books, not to mention those on my kindle,…

Books Read July 2016

REVIEWS THROUGH THE MIRROR DOOR Sarah Baker Angela lives in a children’s home and is moved around often. She makes up stories, makes her own clothing, and tends not to get along with the other children. Then the news comes that her aunt, uncle, and two cousins are coming to collect her and taking her…

Books Read June 2016

REVIEWS THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO Huntley Fitzpatrick Tim is turning a corner. He moves into the Garrett’s garage apartment for a new start, joins an AA group, and starts to spend more time with Alice. When things seem to be going right for him, someone from his past resurfaces with life-changing news… 

The Wanderers: Jax and Hugo

JAX AND HUGO (COUSINS) SHAPE: WHITE TIGERS The cousins had a hard time with their previous pack, and Jax has a scar on his jaw to prove it. Both are gentle and caring despite their life in the wild and have startling blue eyes in both human and animal form. Illustrations by Grace Sandford: www.gracesandford.com I’m…

The Wanderers: Lola and Kanna

LOLA AND KANNA (SISTERS) SHAPE: PARROTS Lola is two years older than Kanna, though the two of them look like twins. Lola is a leader and a protector of her pack and her sister. Kanna is a fierce sidekick and often doesn’t make a great first impression. They’re the only shifters who can communicate well…