10 Motivational and inspiring sports quotes from literature

For sports fans, sports are the epitome of hard work and dedication. To get to the pinnacle of their sport, even the most naturally gifted athletes have to give it their all. Yes, we watch sports for the excitement, but even more so, we watch it for the drama. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing … More 10 Motivational and inspiring sports quotes from literature

“Under the Lights” by Dahlia Adler is one of the most powerful books in the LGBT genre

Dahlia Adler gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that tackle some of the harder issues that don’t always come to surface with young adult (and even new adult) stories. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in being who you are and how to overcome these difficulties. She teaches us … More “Under the Lights” by Dahlia Adler is one of the most powerful books in the LGBT genre

“Prisoner of the Japanese: From Changi to Tokyo”: Tom Henling Wade’s moving memoir of survival and courage in the face of horror

Over the past six months I’ve noticed that my reading style has changed – the books I read now are totally different from the ones I usually read. Six months ago I was reading my usual dystopian future, romance, adventure novels. Now, I find myself drawn to stories like Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons, The … More “Prisoner of the Japanese: From Changi to Tokyo”: Tom Henling Wade’s moving memoir of survival and courage in the face of horror

What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

City of Heavenly Fire is the sixth and final instalment in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instrument series, and readers will not be left disappointed. Rather, City of Heavenly Fire is just one of those books that you hold in your heart long after finishing. The novel picks up after the events of the fifth book … More What it takes to be a hero in Cassandra Clare’s “City of Heavenly Fire”

The heart of humanity in “The Book Thief”

How do you write a fresh story about the Holocaust? Australian novelist Markus Zusak has cracked it with The Book Thief, which has become a number one international bestseller. Although this book is classed as young adult fiction, I strongly suspect it was written for adults when it was originally published in Zusak’s native Australia. Some … More The heart of humanity in “The Book Thief”

Exclusive interview with bestselling YA fiction author, Jennifer Niven

New York Times bestselling Young Adult fiction author Jennifer Niven, has been giving us heart-warming and heart breaking stories that are full of breath-taking and awe-inspiring moments that make us fall in love with the characters and leave us full of hope. Through her writing, her characters and their stories, Niven reminds us that sometimes when … More Exclusive interview with bestselling YA fiction author, Jennifer Niven

Nicholas Sparks blows us away with his newest novel, “Two by Two”

New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks‘ novels are the epitome of heart filling, dream worthy, soul searching love stories. There is a reason why he has a reputation of being King of Romance. Now he releases his newest novel, Two by Two. Although Two by Two is not an out of this world story, … More Nicholas Sparks blows us away with his newest novel, “Two by Two”

The truth about fear and being brave in “Divergent”

Divergent isn’t just your average book, another in a long line of dystopian novels – it really is something else. A powerful and strong first book in the compelling series by Veronica Roth, where people have been split into five factions according to their personal qualities in future dystopian Chicago. Roth, who wrote this story as … More The truth about fear and being brave in “Divergent”

The real life story of “Letters to Juliet”

All romantics from around the world will have at one point swooned over the beautiful film, Letters to Juliet. For those who haven’t yet watched it, the movie puts a fictional spin on the real life story of those who write to the anonymous “Secretaries of Juliet” in Verona, Italy. Immediately after watching it I checked to see if … More The real life story of “Letters to Juliet”

“One Hundred Names”, one hundred stories

Bestselling author, John Green, once wrote that there are some books that are “so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.” Truthfully, that was how I felt after reading Cecelia Ahern‘s novel One Hundred Names. I read this book a few months ago, and initially I had no intention of … More “One Hundred Names”, one hundred stories