World Mental Health Day

Books are wondrous chapels of escapism. They can transport us to realms far beyond the reaches of our own imagination. They introduce us to friends whom we’ll never meet but still love like family. They are never ending treasure troves of unexplored adventures. But they can also be the warm hug we need at the […]

Holding up the Problematic Universe

Whenever I hear about a new book that features a protagonist who is above the average weight of your usual YA protagonist, I get both excited and apprehensive. On the one hand, I would’ve loved fifteen-year-old me to have been able to read stories about characters like her, characters which were sadly missing from books […]

Hey, look! ANOTHER YALC round-up!

It’s been five days since YALC ended, meaning that by this point you are probably aware of the exact number of times the words ‘Harry Potter’ were spoken during those few days, and just how many people were lost in the epic queue for Maggie Steifvater’s signing session. With that in my mind, therefore, I […]

To Learn to Read is to Light a Fire

As someone who’s grown up on fantasy, reading has always been a form of escapism for me. When I read about Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, The Fellowship’s journey to destroy The Ring, every citizen of Westeros’ vain attempt to live a long life, I do so to escape the worries of the real world, if […]

REVIEW: Paper Butterflies – Lisa Heathfield

A butterfly with a broken wing can still fly You need to read this book! I have never been affected by anything quite so much as I was while reading this. This is the story of June, and her struggle to survive in a world that is repeatedly telling her she’s not wanted. From her […]

REVIEW: The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss – Max Wirestone

Every now and again you stumble upon a book you instantly know you’re going to love. This was the case with me when I started reading Max Wirestone’s new YA, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss. For the past year Dahlia Moss has been attending job interview after job interview in an attempt to end […]