The mysteries of the world and of people in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

It was the title of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe that drew me to the book. I’m a massive fan of Dante, the major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages, and of Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. So everything about the title appealed to me — the names Dante, … More The mysteries of the world and of people in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

Exclusive interview with Young Adult author Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that empower us, teach us to be brave and remind us that it doesn’t make us weak to need others or lean on them for support. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in being judged by others for our mistakes. She … More Exclusive interview with Young Adult author Brigid Kemmerer

Learning not to judge in Brigid Kemmerer’s “Letters to the Lost”

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is a wonderful, thought-provoking and hopeful story. But it was also dark, philosophical and upsetting. It is nothing like what the blurb might initially lead you to believe — Juliet is writing letters to her dead mother, but the story isn’t about that. This is the story of how … More Learning not to judge in Brigid Kemmerer’s “Letters to the Lost”

40 Quotes from “Divergent” that didn’t make the film

Veronica Roth‘s inspiring, gripping yet heartbreaking Divergent series, is one of the most popular Dystopian Future series. And the franchise became even more popular when the film adaptions were released. However, book fans were devastated that some of their favourite scenes, lines and conversations didn’t make the ever popular film adaption. Here are 40 of … More 40 Quotes from “Divergent” that didn’t make the film

Kait Nolan’s “To Get Me To You” teaches us how to be brave

Kait Nolan gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that empower us, teach us to be brave and remind us that it doesn’t make us weak to ask for help. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in finding yourself and how to overcome these difficulties in order to be yourself. … More Kait Nolan’s “To Get Me To You” teaches us how to be brave

Exclusive interview with Mississippi romance and paranormal author, Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan gives us raw, bold and inspiring novels that empower us, teach us to be brave and remind us that it doesn’t make us weak to ask for help. Her books provide sweet romances and friendships whilst showing the difficulties in finding yourself and how to overcome these difficulties in order to be yourself. … More Exclusive interview with Mississippi romance and paranormal author, Kait Nolan

20 Quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero

Here are 20 quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero. 1. “To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand.” ― Mike Alsford, Heroes and Villains 2. “That’s why … More 20 Quotes from literature that show what it really means to be a hero

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”

Dreams, love and living in Lara Avery’s “The Memory Book”

Think The Fault in Our Stars blended with All the Bright Places – that’s exactly what you get in Lara Avery’s heart-breaking, life-affirming and dazzling novel, The Memory Book. Published last July, it is one of the most underrated books of the year and is a remarkable heart-felt story that will have you laughing and … More Dreams, love and living in Lara Avery’s “The Memory Book”

Exclusive interview with Jasmine Warga on “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

To ultimately be happy, we all have to experience periods in our lives where we are melancholy, gloomy and despondent. Because then how else would we know how to appreciate the happiness when we have it? For most people it’s parts of their teenage years that are the most unbearable. Maybe this is because their … More Exclusive interview with Jasmine Warga on “My Heart and Other Black Holes”