Blog Tour: Extract from Shell by Paula Rawsthorne

Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m excited to be participating in another blog tour, this one for Shell by Paula Rawsthorne.


What if you thought you had died, only to wake up in someone else’s body? When Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free, it should be a dream come true. But faced with a life she didn’t choose and trapped in a new body, Lucy must face the biggest question of all . . . How far would you go to save the one you love?

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Blog Tour: Review of The Fandom by Anna Day

FandomTitle: The Fandom
Author: Anna Day
Publisher: Chicken House
UK Release Date: 4th January 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Proof
Source: Publisher

A Great Read* – less than RRP!

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Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.

They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands . . .

A fast-paced, genre-flipping YA fantasy adventure from a brand new author, writing in homage to the best YA fiction.

-> Thank you to Chicken House for sending me a copy of The Fandom in exchange for an honest review!

I am super excited that not only today am I sharing my review of The Fandom (one of my favourite books of 2017!), but I am also participating in the blog tour! I stayed up way into the night reading this book, and then spent the next morning recounting the plot and talking about how cool it was to anyone would listen, so it’s great to have the chance to rave about it some more – although don’t worry, this review will be spoiler free.

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My Top Picks of 2017

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I’m finding it almost a little hard to believe that I’m writing my favourite books of 2017 blog post, seeing as I can remember writing last year’s one as well – how fast the year has gone! To make this easier for myself, I’ve only done 2017 releases, with a little section at the end for non-YA/non 2017 books. I’m not going to talk on with a long introduction: onwards to the books!

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Guest Post: The Guide to ARCs | #1 Emailing Publishers


Requesting ARCs (or Advance Reader Copies) can be hard, because not only do you need the right contact details, you also need to convince the publisher you are the right person for their book. You need to show them you’re committed, have an audience and that you are interested in the book they’re going to publish. ARCs are distributed, usually, a few months before they are getting published. They are distributed for the purpose of reviewing, and to spread the word about the book. For internationals, it can be even harder to request ARCs due to high shipping costs and restrictions from the publishers.

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Middle Grade Reading Wrap Up #3


Today I’m mixing it up with genres on my blog and talking about middle grade! This is my third middle grade reading wrap up (although some of this reading dates back as far as April), where I fill you in on some of the middle grade reading I’ve done, with a series of mini reviews. It’s quite a nice one today, as I quite enjoyed all three books, as opposed to the other two posts I’ve done, where both times I have really disliked one of the books I’ve been talking about.

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