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Favourite Covers of 2017 - SixForSunday

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Good afternoon,

I didn't do Steph's SixforSunday challenge last week, because the topic was six books you didn't enjoy in 2017, and honestly I didn't have six.

This week's topic is favourite covers of 2017, and this one I'm much more comfortable with. I always judge books by their covers, and I totally don't have a problem with that.

You can check out all of the topics here on A Little But A Lot and join in yourself.




Okay, six favourite covers of 2017:


First up is Ink by Alice Broadway. This book is just gorgeous! Look at how shiny that cover is! It's all metallic copper and catches the light in the most amazing way. It fits really well with the story too. I asked Alice on Twitter recently if the cover for Spark will match it, and she told me that I won't be disappointed.





Second is The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury. I love so much about this cover, but particularly the way it ties in so nicely with the rest of the trilogy and with the story …

Chantel from Cozy Bookish Life takes the Inside Out Challenge

Hello, readers. Today I have another response to my Inside Out Challenge to share with you. If you haven't seen it already, please read my introduction piece here. That explains the reasoning and the rules behind the challenge. This is the second response, following Amy's last week.
First, please introduce yourself, including any blog addresses or twitter handles you like.
Hello All My name is Chantal. I just recently started my bookish blog, and I am having so much fun meeting and interacting with all the wonderful people in the blogging community!! If you would like to pop by and say hello, you can find me at: https://cozybookishlife.blogspot.ca/
Other places you can join me to gush about all things bookish are: Instagram: cozy_bookish_life Twitter: @cozybookishlife

Can you tell me about a book you have read that made you feel joy? Actually I am currently 3/4ths of the way through My Lady Janeby Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, and this book is such a delight!! It has…

Bookshelf Tour

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Hello there.

I thought about doing a bookshelf tour when I first started this blog, and then my friend Rebecca from This Booky Place did an excellent tour of her own bookshelves last week, that you can find here and I was inspired to actually do it.

I'll be moving in the next few months, so this is something I'd like to revisit once I'm settled in my new place, and see how things change.


 So I currently have two Billy bookcases in my bedroom, and they are pretty much full, so I'm hoping I'll have space for a third when I move.



The top shelf on the first bookcase has most of my newest books on here, which tend to be the YA/MG stuff I've started reading in the last six months of so. The only book on the top shelf I owned a year ago was American Gods! The Victoria Aveyard books are all signed, as is The Girl of Ink and Stars and It Only Happens in the Movies.
The next one down has all my George R R Martin books, the Karin Slaughter crime novels I got really into …

The Northern YA Lit Fest

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The Northern YA Literature Festival

Hi, readers!
I've got something that's really quite exciting to talk about today. 
That is the first Northern YA Literature Festival, and it will be in Preston on the 24th March 2018, and I'll be there to cover the event as a blogger! 
It's being hosted by the University of Central Lancashire BA in Publishing, working with Waterstones Preston and Lancashire Libraries.
Here's the essential information:


Just look at that line up! 😍
Nine great authors, two panels on two fantastic subjects and a conversation with mega-star Holly Black, all in a one-day event! Also, it's free to get in, you just need to register for your tickets in advance. There'll be signings and book stalls and bookish freebies too.
I'll be tweeting about it during the day and blogging about it when I get home, but the most exciting thing for me is that I've been given the opportunity to do Q&A sessions with two of the featured authors! So subs…

Review - Ink by Alice Broadway.

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Ink by Alice Broadway.

Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. 

When Leora's father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. 

But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.






Ink is a book that asks a lot of questions.

What if everything we did, everything we were, was tattooed onto our skin. Our names, our ages, our education, careers and crimes?

What if our skin bore a record of our every achievement, every mistake, every relationship, everything we valued?

What if you could read someone's life story on their bodies, when they walked past you on the street?

What if the most important thing in our lives is how we are judged on our deaths, and whether or not we deserve to be remembered?

What if someone chose not to be marked? H…

Review - The Fandom by Anna Day

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The Fandom by Anna Day. 

Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.

They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands ...

A fast-paced, genre-flipping YA fantasy adventure from a brand new author, writing in homage to the best YA fiction.







This novel was really my introduction to YA literature. Previously I'd always dismissed it as books for teens, and stuck to what I considered to be proper, grown-up books. However I was given an ARC to read, so I decided that I had to give it a try. 

I loved this book more than I ever expected to. I started it thinking that it would be a light, fluffy and fun read. After all, how grim could a young adult oriented post-apocalypse be? How scary could it be to be caught up in your favourite fan…

Amy from Golden Books Girl takes the Inside Out Challenge.

Hiya! This is really quite exciting. One of the big motivations for starting my own book blog was the opportunity to come up with my own book challenge, inspired by Steph and her Desert Island Book challenge. I started sending out instructions for mine last week, and now I have the first reply back to share with you!
You can find full details of the challenge here - Inside Out Challenge but to recap, it's based on the five 'emotional' characters from the Disney film, Inside Out, and books that cause those emotions for us as readers.
Since I started this blog, Amy has been a wonderful supporter of it, and I'm so pleased to present you with her response.


First, please introduce yourself, including any blog addresses or twitter handles you like.

I'm Amy, I'm a teen book blogger (who also talks about films, Disney and lifestyle stuff on occasion)  at www.goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com. I tweet @GoldenBooksGirl.

Can you tell me about a book you have read that made you…