The Brilliant Book Community Census 2015

Basically what it sounds like, this mega-survey is an attempt to gather some big data about the habits of book bloggers and booktubers. My hope is that it’ll be helpful for everyone involved and most of all that it yields interesting results – the our community is so GIGANTICALLY HUGE that it’s hard to ever … Continue reading

Celebrating William Nicholson’s Writing

You may not have heard of William Nicholson – he’s the sort of author who likes to stay under the radar and hasn’t succumbed to the timeslurp of Twitter,  even though he’s played an important part in several huge films (Gladiator, Les Miserables to mention a few) and had his own successes in YA/MG genres … Continue reading

My Year in Books: 2014

2014 has been both a great and disappointing year for my reading. In many ways, it’s a year of quality over quantity, which is pleasing; yet I was hoping I could complete more than the 28 I did. I suppose completing my A Levels and working on a big theatre project didn’t help! This year … Continue reading

YA Book Prize Shortlist

The YA Book Prize (@yabookprize) is (yes, you guessed it) an award celebrating young adult, British fiction and it celebrates its inauguration this year. Below are the short-listed novels with links, where applicable, to my reviews (or Goodreads). All of the books are (of course!) fabulous – but which do you think you should win … Continue reading

The Next YA Trend: Science Fiction?

A few months ago I bemoaned on Twitter that there was not enough science fiction or space operas in young adult fiction: YA needs more hard sci-fi / space operas. Please. — Rhys (@FictionThirst) August 22, 2014 Of course, fiction publishing is full of speculation about the next genre people won’t be able to get … Continue reading