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What We’re Looking Forward to in 2016: Books, Movies, TV

Shadowhunters Moana Blackhearts

It’s the start of another year and there are some amazing things on the horizon in 2016. Here are just a few things that we are looking forward to this year…

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Favourite Young Adult Books of 2015

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas/festive season. As we are coming to the end of 2015 (can you believe it?!), I’m taking a look back at some of my favourite young adult books of 2015. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet my Goodreads challenge this year, finishing 41 out of the 50 books that I wanted to read, however, I still managed to read a few gems.

Favourite Young Adult Books of 2015

Everything, Everything | A Court of Thorns and Roses | Emmy & Oliver | P.S. I Still Love You | Saint Anything 

What are your favourite reads from 2015? Young adult or any genre – let me know in the comments below!

 

All I Want for Christmas Is…A Good Book!

Books christmas present 2015There is nothing better than a good book. Especially over summer, when you’re (hopefully) on break from work. You’re on the beach, you’re sitting in a park, you’re camped out on the couch in front of the air conditioner (at least in the southern hemisphere, you are!). And you’ve got something amazing to read to make you forget you have to go back to work soon. Can you tell we’re ready for Christmas holidays? So below are some bookish stocking stuffers we are hoping to appear on Christmas morning:

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Waiting on…The Unexpected Everything

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that people are eagerly waiting on.


the unexpected everything by morgan matson

Title: The Unexpected Everything

Author: Morgan Matson

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: March 2016

Find it on Goodreads


Goodreads Synopsis:

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.
Amazing friends? Check.
Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.Because here’s the thing – if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.And where’s the fun in that?

Why I’m waiting…

It’s as simple as this. Morgan Matson has yet to write a book that I haven’t utterly adored. She’s one of the best YA contemporary writers out there who can write realistic fiction that will give you all the feels.

What are you waiting on? Leave a link in the comments below!

The Vending Machine: Starbucks, The Little Mermaid and Alanis Morissette

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The Vending Machine: Halloween, Gilmore Girls and Poot Lovato

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What Should I Read: Fantastical Fiction Edition

If you had of asked me what my favourite genre was when I was growing up I would have said ‘fantasy.’ But now that I’m older and hopefully a bit wiser, I’ve learnt just why some certain fantasy books were my favourite. They all had something in common, and thanks to my hours getting lost on Goodreads, I’ve realised what it is. They all had a fantastical twist to them but were all grounded in reality. Harry Potter is a prime example. The idea that an entire magical community was hidden in in plain sight was more exciting to me than an alternate universe that comes with its own new set of vocab.

So if you are looking for a little magic in everyday life then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of my recent finds of fantastical fiction with a twist…

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The Vending Machine: Twilight, Aladdin and Santa Claus

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September YA Reading Wrap Up

Last month I went back and read some Australian YA that I missed the first time around, as well as a more recent YA contemporary romance.

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The Vending Machine: Princess Moana, Kate Spade Cupcake Purse and Matthew Lewis’ Mustache

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