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#SundayYAthon Wrap Up

A couple of months ago, I discovered that Rachel, @_babblebooks on twitter, was doing a readathon based on her twitter chat, SundayYA called the SundayYAthon. I have done readathons in the past so when I saw this was happening, I knew I had to join in. The readathon lasted from Thursday the 25th to Sunday the 28th, the aim being to read as much as possible. I had a lot of fun during the readathon because although normally readathons can be quite isolating but there was a DM group for everyone who was in the readathon and it was nice to see what everyone was doing and reading over the time period.
So what did I read? I managed to finish 3 books over 4 days and for someone who has just come out of a reading slump is pretty good. So the books I read were...

Book 1: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

This book was getting a lot of hype before it's release and now that it is out. Before the readathon, it was the #YATakeover where there was a book club for Paper Butterflies. It was here …

Book Review: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *
Title: The Square Root of Summer Author: Harriet Reuter Hapgood Source: From publisher Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books Rating: 4.5/5 stars






Summary of The Square Root of Summer from Goodreads:
My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . .

Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason left her - the boy to whom she lost her virginity (and her heart) - and he wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral! This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .

During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates gr…

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want To Read By The End of This Year

It’s Wednesday so that means that it’s Top 5 Wednesday and this week’s topic is top five books with disappointing eye candy. To find more about Top 5 Wednesday’s you can join the Goodreads group and discover the creator of the group Lainey but is currently being curated, by Samantha. I haven't done this for a while so this will be interesting but anyway, let’s get started…


Number 5: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

After really enjoying the Bone Season last year, I was really excited about the sequel and currently have the third book on preorder which means that I kind of have to read it before March next year. This book is quite big though so I am worried that it will take a long time to read but I can not wait to see where the story goes.







Number 4: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

After receiving a proof of this book at YALC, I did not really know much about but on a whim, I started to read it to find that this was a book that I know I will enjoy. However, I have been in a bit of a r…

My YALC Experience Part 2

So this is the second part of my YALC experience. To read the first part read in here as this tells you about my Thursday and Friday experience. YALC is part of the London Film and Comic Con which is an event that is solely about YA books and authors with panels, workshops, signing and lots of books. This will document my experience at YALC at Saturday and the Sunday. So let’s get started…
Saturday
          Saturday was a less early start in comparison to Friday due to the fact that I knew the ARCs were a thing mainly on Friday and I needed more sleep so I woke up at 6.30 instead of 5.30. This meant that I arrived at the venue at 8.30 which meant a lot less waiting than Friday which was a lot nicer. When I first entered the venue I headed to the Books With Bite stand because I wanted to gain a copy of Contagion by Teri Terry. This was so quite fun, to get the proof you had to find the medic and they had to stamp you, so I got stamped to say that I was immune.  
         At 10am, there …

My YALC Experience Part 1

So a couple of weekends ago I attended YALC- the Young Adult Literature Convention and it was a fun and great experience. This event is the only thing that makes me want to get up at 5.30 and 6.30am and actually be happy about it. The event is part of London Film and Comic Con and it is full of panels, signings, workshop and books. LOTS OF BOOKS. So in this post, I thought I would summarise my time there and the events that I went to. I am not going to do an in-depth summary of all the panels that I went to because let's face it this will be a long post. If you would like a summary of what happened then the panels were tweeted by @yalc_uk on twitter. So let's get started...

Thursday

      So Thursday was meant to be the first day of YALC but it was cancelled, in its place, there would be a full day on Friday. This meant that instead of leaving on Wednesday I left on Thursday. There was a pre-YALC meet-up today but due to my sister tagging along I did not attend. 
       I travell…