Tag Archives: YA

Shattered Worlds challenge: black-eyed horrors and more boys

Well, my learn from my reading this week was to GIVE IT A CHANCE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE! This week I picked Death Knocks from Shattered Worlds. It starts with two boys playing console games while they babysit one of their … Continue reading

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Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer is nearly upon us. Have you got your summertime reading lined up? If not (and even if you have), check this out. In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This … Continue reading

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M is for … Mostly overlooked.

My “M” book is The Midnight Society by Rhonda Sermon. Now, this book has been wandering around at the edges of my awareness for yonks. At least a year, I swear. I remember it with another cover – it’s been … Continue reading

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K is for … Katherines are the best!

A friend recommended I try Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Mysteries for my “K” book. And now I’m going to recommend you try them, too, because they are excellent. YA, crime and history all rolled into one. Kitty made … Continue reading

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D is for … demons in Regency London

Well, my reading challenge is making my reading matter varied, if nothing else. This week’s read, The Dark Days Club, was plucked out of my TBR pile, where it had been languishing for months. I think we got off to … Continue reading

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My free reading challenge: pay with a review

My challenge to keep reading without paying for a book for myself until Christmas continues… This week I have been mostly fighting my TBR pile, which – even containing only free books – has reached teetering levels. I’ve spent this week … Continue reading

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My free reading challenge: giveaways

My endeavour to spend no money on books for myself until Christmas continues… This week I found another fabulous source of free books: giveaways. I entered a contest run by several YA authors I’ve heard of but haven’t yet read, … Continue reading

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Superpowers

Creating the world of Fane has made me ponder about superpowers, because everyone on Fane (and fanes when they visit other planets) demonstrates some extraordinary abilities that human beings would consider superpowers. Deena, the heroine of The Last Dreamseer, has probably … Continue reading

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Something for Nothing

Well, it’s blatant promo this week, so switch off now if that’s not your thing. I was at YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention – an offshoot of ComicCon) this weekend, having a wonderful time talking about books and having the … Continue reading

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The End of the World?

I read a thought-provoking blog this week (http://mumpsimus.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/ending-world-with-hope-and-comfort.html?m=1) which has been nagging at me ever since.  I’m paraphrasing enormously for the purpose of summary, but the basic gist was that the post-apocalyptic fiction so popular at present offers a cosily … Continue reading

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