5 Books That Will Rip Your Heart Out

What other books ripped your heart out? Patrick Ness definitely has the skill down to an art form (readers of A Monster Calls and The Knife of Never Letting Go will know EXACTLY what we’re talking about)

How many of your favourite YA reads can you spot? 

How many of your favourite YA reads can you spot? 

The Hidden Princess by Katy Moran – review

Great review for The Hidden Princess by Katy Moran! 

I have no idea how Katy Moran stuffed so much awesomeness into this one book but she clearly managed it pretty well!

We’ve just hit 100 followers on our #Lot_197 Instagram for The Jewel by Amy Ewing - whoop! We’re celebrating with this extract from the book. Enjoy!

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Amy Ewing: Why I Write for Teens


A lovely little piece by debut YA author Amy Ewing.

yabookscentral:

Oh, Stephen. You are our hero. 
Love, 
The YA Lit Community

yabookscentral:

Oh, Stephen. You are our hero. 

Love, 

The YA Lit Community

What is your favourite UKYA book? — Asked by catherine-doyle

chronicintrovert:

Can I have a tie!!??

I really really loved More Than This by Patrick Ness. I loved that you can’t really put it in a genre. I loved that it managed to keep a captivating action-driven plot going alongside some serious and realistic character/relationship development and a sort of coming-of-age story. I loved how brilliantly diverse it was, and how it wasn’t a romance when it could have very easily have been made a romance. I loved that it constantly surprised you. I loved that it made me think about some things that I hadn’t ever really thought about.

I also really really loved Half Bad by Sally Green. I thought the writing in this was just stunningly beautiful, because it was simple, but it had style, which is my favourite type of writing (ahem Bret Easton Ellis). I loved that the characters weren’t, as the title might suggest, simply all-good or all-bad. I again loved how diverse it was, and how the female characters were as well-written as the male characters (because I’ve just read too many books lately that are incredible but the female characters aren’t even 10% as complex or well-written or interesting as the male ones… ahem Grasshopper Jungle I’m talking about you).

cheshirelibrary:

Writes of Passage - 50 Books That Will Change Your Life

[via worldbookday.com]

Young people and adults nominated the books that have rocked their worlds, to help us create the ultimate list of 50 BOOKS that will change YOUR life and keep you reading…

fashion-by-the-book:

More Than This by Patrick Ness
Find it here
“A book… it’s a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.”
THIS IS AMAZING.

fashion-by-the-book:

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Find it here

“A book… it’s a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.”

THIS IS AMAZING.

YALC and the Beauty of Bloggers - Lucy Coats

Loving Lucy’s write-up on YALC, especially the mention of many of our book blogger friends!