S4S – 2018 Rereads

HOLA AMIGOS

It is me again, your #SixforSunday fairy coming to bring you a new week of talking about your TBR. This week’s prompt is one which will ADD to your TBR, obviously. 

This week we’re talking 

2018 Books To Reread

Now… I’m sure you all know this about me already, but I’m not a big rereader… but there’s ALWAYS books that I’m like, “God, I wish I could rediscover this world/characters/story again” and here I’m sharing 6 with y’all!

2018 reread

State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
Now that I know what happens in Song of Sorrow, I want to sit and greedily reread both of them because Mel is QUEEN and this duology is just exceptional.

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
Again, like State of Sorrow, I’ve read the sequel to Exact Opposite, so I want the delight of reading them both together. But also, Izzy is just HILARIOUS. I remember PROPER cackling at TEOOO and thinking, “Yes, this is a character I want around me forever”.

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton
MAN. This was the end of the Rebel of the Sands trilogy and it was PERFECT. I miss Jin so very much. I want to reread it because Jin and Amani are some of my faves.

Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard
Sara writes the most amazing stories and everyone should go out and buy all of them. I wanna reread this one because I had SUCH feelings about it when I read it first time round that I’d be SO interested in seeing if my feelings were still the same.

Floored by the Floored Seven
I don’t need to explain why I want to reread this surely. 7 of the best UKYA voices together in one book? PLUS I know who is who now… and wanna know if that changes what I thought of it!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This is one of those books that I would LOVE to forget and experience again for the first time again. I remember being BLOWN AWAY by this book when I read it and I want that back. PLUS the 3rd book is out this year… perfect time to reread book 1 and 2 (although 2 was a bit bonkers imo)

And there we go! 6 of the books I read that I want to reread most! 

Don’t forget to share yours using #SixforSunday! See you all next week!

S x 

S4S – Ultimate panels

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the hiatus this week… there was just a little need for my brain to take a break after a very busy half term! I am back though! And today’s #SixforSunday sees me taking on:

Dream panels/events

So, my dream panels? WELL THIS IS GONNA BE FUN. I’m gonna go 3 MG and 3 YA because LOVE.

“Contemporary YA: Why it matters” with Laura Steven, Alice Oseman, Sara Barnard and Katherine Webber.

“Writing badass characters” featuring Leigh Bardugo, Melinda Salisbury, Alice Broadway and Alwyn Hamilton.

“Writing stories that make our readers cry (we love it)” featuring C.G.Drews, Karen Gregory, Lisa Healthfield and Adam Silvera.

“Creating worlds kids want to read about” featuring Helena Duggan, Maz Evans, Ross Mackenzie and Kiran Milwood Hargrave.

“Writing incredible characters” featuring Peter Brown, Lisa Thompson, Alex Bell and Jessica Townsend.

“Books: an ode to books” featuring Anna James and Piers Torday in conversation.

Side note: I am still waiting for a Floored Seven panel

There we go! I LOVE hearing authors talk about their books, so please GET ME MORE EVENTS IN THE NORTH. I’m more than happy to host any of these *wink*

Remember to share your dream panels using #SixforSunday! I can’t wait to see what you all think! 

S x 

S4S – Autobuy authors

Hello Sunday! Hello #SixforSunday pals. 

How are we all today? 

Today on #SixforSunday, we are talking:

Authors I will always pick up

Now… I’m technically going to do 2 #SixforSunday posts in one here… 6 YA authors, and 6 MG authors. (Hey, I’m the creator of #SixforSunday, I can bend the rules!)

6 YA authors that are automatic buys:

  1. Melinda Salisbury (I KNOW! WHAT A SHOCKER!)
  2. Sara Barnard (again… WHO AM I?)
  3. Alwyn Hamilton 
  4. Katherine Webber
  5. Alice Broadway
  6. Alice Oseman

6 MG authors that are automatic buys:

  1. Maz Evans (I bet you didn’t see that coming!)
  2. Lisa Thompson
  3. Katherine Rundell
  4. Ross Montgomery
  5. Kiran Milwood-Hargrave
  6. Abi Elphinstone

Shout out to Matt Haig too… who doesn’t fit into these 2 categories, but who is 1100% an auto-buy in my life.

None of these names will come as a surprise to long time, or even short time, followers of my blog! 

Remember to share your #SixforSunday post with me on twitter! I’m loving all of the posts! Thanks guys!

See you next week for Authors who surprised you!

S x

 

S4S – Books that made me want to shout

Hello my friends!

How are you all? What does this fine Sunday have in store for you? Are you partaking in a cup of #SixforSunday on this day? 

We’ve been though a lot of emotion with #SixforSunday this month so far, crying, laughing, anger… today brings us:

Books that made you want to shout

Whether its shouting in anger, joy or just sheer frustration, books that make you want to shout can be excellent. Or maybe its those books that you want to shout about them because they’re SO GOOD.

  1. Clean – Juno Dawson
    Oh Lexi. Poor little Lexi.
  2. The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven
    Now I wanted to shout about this because IT IS SO SO GOOD, but also Danny. What a doylem.
  3. State of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury
    If you read this book and don’t want to shout at the dad, then we need to talk. (But also, you all know how much I love Mel, so I needed to shout about how awesome this book is!)
  4. One of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus
    This book though… SO VERY GOOD. The shouting for this book is “I want everyone to read it”
  5. Hero at the Fall – Alwyn Hamilton
    ALWYN WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WERE DOING TO US? Ahem. 
  6. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo
    I want to shout at Leigh Bardugo and ask her how DARE she write a character as brilliant as Kaz. How dare he be fictional. 

There you have it! 6 of the books that have made me want to shout. (Let’s be real, a lot of books make me want to shout at their brilliance!)

Remember to join in and link to me, or tag me on twitter! Use the hashtag #SixforSunday so I can check out your posts… I love reading them all! 

Thanks for stopping by. Come back next week for…

Books that made me fall in love!

 S x

S4S – Metallic books

Hello my loves!

How are you? What has been going on in your lives this week? Any good books? 

Today brings another #SixforSunday post. This week is a cover type that is VERY close to my heart…

Metallic books

I AM SUCH A LOVER OF A SHINY COVER OK. They are precious to me. I am such a magpie for shiny, metallic goodness. 

  1. ALL of Sara Barnard’s books 
    These books have the most amazing metallic features on the covers. I hope her books are forever somewhat metallic, because I love her books.
  2. Rebel of the Sands trilogy – Alwyn Hamilton
    This trilogy is close to my heart and not just because they have shiny covers.
  3. Spark/Ink – Alice Broadway
    I couldn’t NOT include these could I? They’re BEAUTIES. I can’t wait for book 3 to see what it’s like… 
  4. Language of Thorns – Leigh Bardugo
    Shiny features on the cover of this book made me VERY happy.
  5. Clean – Juno Dawson
    THIS BOOK IS ONE BIG SHINY. I adore it massively.
  6. Fandom – Anna Day
    The beautiful shiny details on this cover make me feel such heart eyes. 

So yeah, I like shiny covers. I bet you’d never guess this.

Remember to share your ideas using the hashtag #SixforSunday! I LOVE you all dearly for joining in! 

See you next week for July – the month of the books and the feels – starting with “Books that made me cry”.

S x

S4S – Fave books of 2018

Hello there!

It is yet again time for another #SixforSunday post. Who knew these weeks could fly so fast? I’ve had a week of half term so far. Lots of work to do though, so I can enjoy next week! There’s lots of exciting things happening next week! More on that in future blog posts.

Today’s #SixforSunday post is:

Favourite reads of 2018 so far

Now, I’d like to preface this with a disclaimer:

I read State of Sorrow, Goodbye Perfect and The Exact Opposite of Okay in 2017, so it would be cheating to include these. But if you’ve not read them, you should. They are incredible 2018 releases. 

  1. 1000 Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews
    Heartbreaking, powerful and emotive. I read a proof of this and I can not stop thinking about it.
  2. The Nowhere Emporium – Ross Mackenzie
    This isn’t a 2018 release, but I read it in 2018. It is just so magical. I want to forget it and reread it because I loved it so much.
  3. The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw 
    Delicious, deceptive and dark. Just BRILLIANT (check out my review: BOOK BLOG: Shea Ernshaw)
  4. Hero at the Fall – Alwyn Hamilton
    Oh Jin. Swoon, but seriously, this series is BRILLIANT. Check out my review: BOOK BLOG: Alwyn Hamilton)
  5. Brightstorm – Vashti Hardy
    Properly good adventure. I can’t wait for more.
  6. When the Mountains Roared – Jess Butterworth
    This is a BRILLIANT story. Conservationism and friendship. Kids are loving it!

I’ve read so many great books so far in 2018, I can’t wait for the rest of the year! 

What have your favourite books of 2018 been so far? Don’t forget to share using the hashtag #SixforSunday! I look forward to reading your posts!

S x

S4S – YA besties

Bonjour! 

How are we all? 

Welcome back to anther installment of #SixforSunday, hosted by me, Steph! How are we all doing? Are we all keeping up with this year’s #SixforSunday posts. Remember you can join in by checking out the prompts at S4S – YOU Join In 2018 and the prompts for the second half of the year will be up soon! Thank you for joining in if you have so far! I’ve loved seeing all of your posts! 

Today we are talking:

Characters that would make good best friends

I’ve chosen 6 characters I think would make great best friends. They’re all YA characters, no surprise!

  1. Izzy O’Neill – The Exact Opposite of Okay
    You can GUARANTEE that there would be lots of laughter, lots of sassy texts and I think she’s an amazing human. 
  2. Twylla – The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy
    QUELLE SURPRISE. I KNOW. I’m predictable. Get used to it. She’s brilliant, she’s badass, she’s brave. I ADORE HER.
  3. Eden – Goodbye, Perfect
    This girl has a bit of a disaster with her own bestie, I’d quite like to be her bestie so I could hug her. She’s excellent. She’s loyal, a realist and fiercely honest. 
  4. Amani – Rebel of the Sands trilogy
    OH MAN. I would love to Amani’s best friend. She’s a brilliant human and she could teach me to be a sharpshooter. I’d like to live in her world too – all those stories and mythology. YES PLZ.
  5. Storm – The Extinction Trials
    She’s one of my favourite characters that I discovered last year. Imagine going on a dinosaur hunt with her? She’s brave and not scared to tell you she’s scared. Dinosaurs and swimming? Yes thanks.
  6. Diana – Wonder Woman: Warbringer
    SHE’S WONDER WOMAN MAN. Plus she’s got this like really dry and literal sense of humour which DEFINITELY cracks me up every single time. 

YA has some amazing friends, and some of these aren’t even obvious choices. I’d love to see who you’d have as your best friends! Share them with me using #SixforSunday on twitter. 

S x

S4S – Stuck in a lift?!

Hello!

It is I, the Sunday fairy. I have returned to your shores once again. Where did the week go? Who even knows? I am here now, to bless you with a #SixforSunday post! 

Today I’m thinking about:

Characters I would like to be stuck in a lift with

So 6 characters I would like to be stuck in a lift with, for a variety of reasons!

  1. Twylla – The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy
    Oh man, I love this girl. One of my favourite YA protagonists. She’s wonderful and incredible and badass. I’d like to talk to her about so much from the trilogy.
  2. Jin – Rebel of the Sands trilogy 
    Let’s be honest, I’d like to be stuck in a lift with JUST Jin. I’m sure we could find some way to fill the time. Talking, obviously. And he could teach me to shoot.
  3. Wing Jones – Wing Jones, obv.
    This girl is brilliant. She’s strong, she’s brave and she could give me some brilliant running tips. I would LOVE to be a runner and she would give me some brilliant poiunters.
  4. Ceony – The Paper Magician trilogy
    This woman is wonderful. I’d probably just ask her to do magic for me for the entirity of the being stuck. If she brought Emery along too… I wouldn’t complain!
  5. Katie – The Fandom
    I feel Katie and I would get on swimmingly, if anything we would have a total laugh. I would appreciate her company. I’d learn a lot of new swearwords and she would keep me entertained!
  6. Moonbeam – After the Fire
    Man, I have SO MANY QUESTIONS for this girl. SO SO MANY. Cults fascinate me, so I’d just turn it into a bit of a Q&A session. No lies. I think she’d be fascinating to spend some time with. 

THIS WAS FUN. There are so so many other characters I wouldn’t mind being stuck in a lift with. 

Share yours with me! I would love to see who you would choose. Don’t forget to share on twitter using the hashtag #SixforSunday. Thank you to everyone who is joining in with my silly little Sunday thing. You’re all brilliant.

S xx

S4S – film interpretations of books

ALOHA. The final Sunday in February. WHEN HOW WHY?

Welcome to another #SixforSunday. Today I’m sharing my dream film adaptations in today’s prompt:

Film interpretations of books

So I technically cheated but I went with books I’d LOVE to see as films

  1. The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy – Melinda Salisbury
    CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THIS WAS MADE FOR THE BIG SCREEN? Golly. I would be there SO HARD. The world building, Twylla, the story, the deception. I WANT IT SO BAD.
  2. Goodbye, Perfect – Sara Barnard
    I think this would be a really interesting one to see on the big screen. I would certainly love to see it. 
  3. One of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus
    I think this could be a totally massive hit. The book is exceptional and I think it would translate BRILLIANTLY to the big screen. 
  4. The Fandom – Anna Day
    Another one that I think would be an interesting one to put on the screen. Doing the two stories in one film, I’d love to see how they would do it.
  5. A Place Called Perfect – Helena Duggan
    A kids’ book but I think the deliciously devilish nature of it would be perfect for the big screen.
  6. Rebel of the Sands trilogy – Alwyn Hamilton
    The desert, the magic, Amani and Jin, the incredible friendships. I NEED THIS TO HAPPEN. 

MAN. Now I want ALL of these to happen. PLEASE SOMEONE GET ON WITH IT.

Share your thoughts in the comments and share your #SixforSunday with me on twitter! I’d love to see the books you want to see on the big screen! 

S x

S4S – favourite partners

Sunday again? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? 

I’m sure someone keeps stealing my weekends *crying face*

Here we are… in the world of #SixforSunday with a pretty vague prompt today. I’m interested to see how everyone else does their posts! Today’s prompt is:

Favourite partners

I’ve gone with a mixture of romantic partners and partners in crime, best friends. 

  1. Park (Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell)
    I just remember falling in love with him entirely. I think he’s a right sweetheart.
  2. Rhys (A Quiet Kind of Thunder – Sara Barnard)
    Again, another complete winner of a boy. He’s adorable and I was a bit smitten with him.
  3. Jin (Rebel of the Sands trilogy – Alwyn Hamilton)
    GUYS. I LOVE HIM. He is my total fictional crush. I couldn’t do this list without him. He’s handsome, witty, can fight, romantic. I love him.
  4. Katie (The Fandom – Anna Day)
    I could’ve chosen ANY of Violet’s friends, but sweary Katie is BRILLIANT.
  5. Shehzad (Rebel of the Sands trilogy – Alwyn Hamilton)
    I love her. She’s badass. She’s not afraid of anything. She’s just excellent. I wish I was half as brilliant as her.
  6. The Spinster club girls (Holly Bourne)
    These girls are all brilliant. They shout about the important things. They support each other. We should all have friends like them!

I’m a sucker for romance and a sucker for a brilliant friendship. There were so many others who could’ve featured in today’s #SixforSunday post. I could’ve gone on for hours! 

Remember to share your favourite partners (romantic or not) with me using the hashtag #SixforSunday on twitter! I can’t wait to see who you’ve all chosen! 

S x