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Mini Reviews #2

Mini Reviews #2

Title: The 100 Society Author: Carla Spradberry Publication Date:  September 4th 2014 Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books Source: Review copy from publisher via Netgalley Summary: For sixth-form student Grace Becker, The 100 Society is more than just a game; it’s an obsession. Having convinced her five friends at Clifton Academy to see it through to the end, Grace will stop at nothing to carry out the rules of the game: tagging 100 locations around the city. With each step closer to the 100-mark they get, the higher the stakes become. But when the group catches the attention of a menacing stalker – the Reaper – he seems intent on exposing their illegal game, tormenting Grace with anonymous threats and branding their dormitory doors with his ominous tag. As the once tight-knit group slowly unravels, torn apart by doubt and the death of a student, they no […]

Posted November 3, 2014 by chooseyabooks in reviews, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Dropping the ‘The’

Dropping the ‘The’

Recently I’ve noticed a lot of my blogging friends discussing either on twitter or their blogs suffering from blogging fatigue or pressure. It’s something I’ve experienced myself and I’m currently trying to come out of. You may have noticed every now and then I take a step back from the blog and won’t post for a while, though I inevitably always return. In a way these breaks are a double edged sword for me because when I return I’ve lost some followers, lost a few daily views, feel a touch out of the community and suddenly am left to question whether my blog matters at all. I’m doing my best not to pay attention to those things though; numbers matter superficially but I do this because I love YA and it’s a wonderful community. That said, I’ve been thinking about a few […]

Posted August 14, 2014 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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January Review

Books I’ve Read This Month 1.  Time After Time – Tamara Ireland Stone 2.  Charm and Strange – Stephanie Kuehn 3. Red – Allison Cherry 4. The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater 5. Sawbones – Catherine Johnson 6. We Were Liars- e lockhart 7. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt 8. Downside Up – Hayley Long 9. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton 10. Wonder – R J Palacio 11. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald 12. Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea- April Genevieve Tuchlocke 13. The Geography of You and Me – Jennifer E Smith 14. The House of Ivy & Sorrow – Natalie Whipple 15. Independent Study – Joelle Charbonneau 16. Dead Ends- Erin Lange 17. Butter – Erin Lange 18. The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson – Paige Toon […]

Posted January 31, 2014 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Looking Ahead: 2014 at ChooseYA

Firstly, happy New Year to all my followers and readers! I made a decision recently that this year I’m not planning on having such strictly regimented resolutions. This, of course, is a perfect contradiction to the planning I’ve been doing all week of blogging and personal goals for this year, but either way I’m changing the semantics as I think we’re almost duty-bound to never wholly meet our New Year’s resolutions. There are some things I want to do in 2014 though. Blog-wise, I want to build upon the work I have already done and try and make the most of ChooseYA. I also want to try and stand out more and make sure that my blog has its own identity that makes it what it is. This means making All The Feels and Chooseyatrope, the two features I’ve created […]

Posted January 1, 2014 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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All Our Yesterdays UK Book Trailer

I don’t normally do posts like this but one of my lovely blogging friends, Casey at DarkReaders, was asked to make the UK book trailer for All Our Yesterdays and I wanted to do just write a quick post to show you guys the final trailer: What do you think? I love it. I also read All Our Yesterdays over the weekend and really enjoyed it so watch out for a review very soon!

Posted July 22, 2013 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Review: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Abigail Haas has also written YA contemporaries under Abby MacDonald as I loved those books, I was desperate to read Dangerous Girls. With it’s ripped from the headlines concept, foreign setting and the promise of a thrilling read I was really intrigued by Dangerous Girls so when I managed to get a review egalley from Simon Pulse I was delighted. Spring Break in Aruba. It’s parties, sex, alcohol and the beach for high school senior Anna and her friends. However everything changes when Anna’s best friend Elise is found murderedand Anna is charged with her murder. Trapped in a foreign country far away from her friends and family, Anna has to fight the accusations that she is a dangerous and murderous menace and find Elise’s killer. This is a hard book to review as there are so many wonderful twists and turns […]

Posted June 25, 2013 by chooseyabooks in reviews, Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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WeLoveYA Guest Post: Lynsey from Headline

WeLoveYA Guest Post: Lynsey from Headline

This month Headline have been doing a series of posts, pinterest pins and more in order to promote the love of YA. As part of this, I was excited to be invited to share my favourite YA book which you can see on this Pinterest board here along with a brief summary of why I love it, and to get to host one of the posts. Today I’m handing this post over to Lynsey who works in Headline’s Marketing department. As someone who is very interested in working in publishing myself when I eventually graduate from Uni in September, I was really interested to find out more about marketing in book publishing. Who are you, and what is your job title? Hello, I’m Lynsey.  I work in the Headline Marketing department and I look after the marketing for all Headline’s […]

Posted May 22, 2013 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Bout of Books and Goals.

Many of my blogging friends take part in this, so I thought I should give it a whirl this year, admittedly I decided at the last minute so this is all a little late but hey, I think this will be fun. Bout of books is in its own words: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 7.0 information […]

Posted May 13, 2013 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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LBGT Readathon: Goals Post

Sadly this post is a day late as yesterday I was working a ten-hour shift so as you can imagine, by the time I got home I was too exhausted to think about blogging. However, today I’m properly starting Faye’s LGBT Read-a-Thon. When Faye announced this event, I thought I should definitely take part as LGBT issues are something that are incredibly important in YA and are often ignored. Considering many teenagers who read YA may be at that age where they’re just trying to figure out who they like, it’s important that issues about sexuality can be found in books – which are often considered a haven for people to escape in. The books I’m hoping to read in this readathon are: 1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson- David Levithan and John Green 2. Ask The Passengers- A S King […]

Posted May 4, 2013 by chooseyabooks in Uncategorized / 5 Comments
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Review: Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran

Review: Hidden Among Us by Katy Moran

  Before Christmas, the lovely Hannah at Walker sent me a selection of three upcoming YA titles and Hidden Among Us was one of them. From reading the summary, I had a feeling this was going to be a book I either loved or wouldn’t get on with at all; fairies/mythical creatures can feel a little overdone and there were so few fae series I’d got on with, I really wasn’t sure about it. However, I decided to give it a go before it’s publication date and I’m so glad I did. Hidden Among Us is a fantastically creepy UK paranormal YA told in multiple perspectives. As a baby, Lissy was stolen by the Hidden and her mother managed to bargain for fourteen extra years before she had to return her to Hopestay. Now, the fourteen years are up and her […]

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