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”

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”

Cassandra Clare makes us re-think what it means to be either good or evil in “Lady Midnight”

Calling all Shadowhunter fans: are you ready for Cassandra Clare’s next big Shadowhunter trilogy? Are you ready for more demon hunting, amazing plot twists, fighting the causes of evil, beautifully complex characters bleeding all over the pages, wild humor and forbidden love? If you are, then Lady Midnight has arrived – the first book in … More Cassandra Clare makes us re-think what it means to be either good or evil in “Lady Midnight”

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”

The important message in Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything”

I think, as human beings, the thing that stops us the most is fear. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection. It’s not love, heartbreak, or disappointment that does us damage in the end, but rather the fear of being hurt that stops us from doing anything at all. But even though living in … More The important message in Nicola Yoon’s “Everything, Everything”

The truth about forever and happiness in “The Chaos of Stars”

New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, Kiersten White, returns with her stunning novel The Chaos of Stars — an enchanting story set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love, the eternally complicated truth about family, and the universal vulnerability we all experience when we realise for the first time … More The truth about forever and happiness in “The Chaos of Stars”