BEST OF 3: Emma Pullar, Author

1) Divergent by Veronica Roth Society is divided up into five factions which are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). We follow Tris Priory; a young woman who takes a test to see which faction she is suited to and the test comes back as Divergent,…

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BEST OF 3: Cristina Palmer-Romero, Author

I write about sexuality. Female sexuality in particular and the constant abuse of females when they express their sexuality. It is this abuse which can lead to a number of mental health problems along the way and I am obsessed by sex, our expression of it and our mental health as a result of our…

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BEST OF 3: Richard Dee, Author

1) Death Cloud, Book 1 of Young Sherlock Holmes, by Andrew Lane These books are a brilliant new spin on a classic, what could have happened before the adult Sherlock we know and love. I do enjoy a good backstory, this one, and the rest of the series, have plenty of action and adventure, all…

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Which Are The Best Ever YA Book Covers?

So it’s **said** you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but WE ALL DO!! Fact is, we live in a visual age and the cover of a book is an important communication to a potential reader. A truly great cover not only hooks and entices the reader to pick it up, it gives important…

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BEST OF 3: Abby Fairbrother, Book Blogger

As YA May continues, we have a great YA reading recommendation from book blogger Abby Fairbrother today, plus two more from some real YOUNG ADULTS themselves! Thanks guys! 1) 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough I found this book dark, intriguing & very suspenseful. Once I reached halfway through the book, I already felt the writer…

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Who Is YOUR Favourite YA Author?

So it’s YA May and one of my reading buddies asked, ‘Who is your favourite YA author?’ I didn’t even pause to think! For me, there’s only one definitive YA author and that’s Sarah Dessen. Her novels set in Wildflower Ridge are my absolute favourites. I love how relevant her stories of dysfunctional families, teenage…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Ultimate Guide To YA Romance

To view the original post, CLICK HERE or on the infographic itself. Since it’s YA May at the moment, I thought I’d take a look online to see if I could find some VISUAL representations of the YA genre! Romance is a BIG part of YA, so I love this infographic from the brilliant site…

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The Ultimate YA Quiz

Following the success of last year’s Dystopian November, I’ve decided this month is YA MAY! It may surprise you, but when I’m not reading – or writing! – crime fiction, I love me a bit of YA fiction! I tend to prefer teen lit set in the real world, dealing with real issues and real…

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