Today, I am here with my blog tour guest post for Moondust by Gemma Fowler which is a book published by Chicken House that sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to pick it up. Today, Gemma will be talking about her inspiration for the book in terms of space so without giving you a long winded useless introduction, let’s go on to Gemma’s post.
Today, I’m here for the blog tour of the finale of one of my favourite series of all time, The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury. The Scarecrow Queen is the highly anticipated and captivating finale in the internationally bestselling trilogy that began with The Sin Eater’s Daughter. Published by Scholastic 2 March 2017.Anyone who has been following my blog or twitter for any amount of time, they would know how much I absolutely love this series so when I was asked to be a part of the blog tour, I of course jumped at the chance! When I knew that I had to make a vision board, I considered dropping out because I’ve never done one before. HOW DOES ONE MAKE A VISION BOARD? But I powered through and made it anyway so here I am to present my vision board, Mel’s vision board and our comparisons for Silas, one of the main characters in the series (particularly in the Sleeping Prince).
2017 is moving too quickly for my liking. Exams are getting closer which scares me. However, university is getting closer which is really exciting for me! I have already been given my uni flat and room and that is both terrifying and exciting. I didn’t get up to much this month because of a level revision but hey, can’t really blame me. I’m trying to really focus on my exams so that I will do well in them. Those are my top priority right now. But I did manage to do some other things this month.
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Walker Books
Rating: 5 stars
Buy the Book: Waterstones, Amazon, The Book Depository
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Continue reading “The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas”
Today it’s my stop on the Ink blog tour which is a book that everyone has been raving about that I can’t wait to read, especially because of that stunning cover. If you don’t know what it’s about, here’s the blurb:
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
For my stop on the blog tour, I’m presenting with you a day in the life of Alice Broadway!
2017 is upon us. The year of big changes for me since it is the year that I finally go to university in September. The changes started this month with me turning 18 but to be honest with you, not much changed since I don’t drink so turning 18 means nothing to me. I did a lot of work and revision this month because I’ve started to really focus on my a levels that are coming up soon. I did manage to read quite a bit though but I didn’t do much else.
Wing Jones is the much anticipated debut novel from Katherine Webber, publishing 5th January 2017 in the UK. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants…
Katherine Webber was born in Southern California but has lived in Atlanta, Hawaii, Hong Kong and now in London. For several years she worked at the reading charity BookTrust, where she worked on projects such as The Letterbox Club which delivers parcels of books to children in care, and YALC, the Young Adult Literature Convention. You can find her on Twitter @kwebberwrites
Throughout January, over 40 bloggers will be participating in the #WJphototour – a photo blog tour documenting Katherine’s path to publishing her debut novel. From childhood memories that inspired her writing to her time living in Atlanta and Asia that influenced the book to authors she’s met over the years right up to receiving her first finished copy of the book, follow along to see Katherine’s author life unfold! Keep an eye on the hashtag to see the latest photos!
So 2016 wasn’t the best reading year for me. I did manage to read 80 books but most of those were just fluffy romance reads that I forgot about soon after so when I first sat down to make this list, I struggled. However, when I looked back at the ones that I did read this year, I did somehow manage to come up with 10 books of the year that were my favourites. A lot of these were probably on my favourite books of 2016 so far list that I made in July but we have some new ones too.
So it’s the start of a new year but before we start a new year, first we have to end the last one. No year is complete without me compiling a list of my favourites. Usually, I just do it with books but in 2016, I reached peak levels of Bollywood obsession so obviously I have to count down my favourite movies of 2016. This isn’t exclusively Bollywood as there are a few Hollywood films and it also isn’t exclusively 2016 releases but just movies I watched for the first time in 2016. Also, I have not watched some of the biggest Bollywood and Hollywood movies of the year so if a big, well loved film is not on this list then I probably haven’t seen it yet. Some of you may judge me and think I’m weird or stupid for some that are on this list but hey, favourites are favourites. (Also disclaimer: Pink won’t appear on this list but it is one of my favourite films. As I watched it on the last day of the year, it’s hard to place where it would be/the impact of it since it’s the latest one I saw so the lasting impact is hard to figure out but it’s definitely a film to check out).