Book Events, Discussion

Dear YALC | A discussion on accessability

So its been a hot minute since I posted my main YALC Wrap Up and Haul post which I made sure to only focus on the negatives and I mentioned within it how there would be a follow up.

It is finally time for said follow up and I hope I didn’t leave it too long. My anger and frustration may not be as strong as it was that weekend, but its still there and I’m definitely not the only one.
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Book Events, Haul Posts

#YALC | Wrap Up

Young Adult Lit Con| Wrap Up
This is my second year attending YALC, but I didn’t make any posts about it last year because I felt so very overwhelmed and focused on my blog move. This year I’m already on my second. Will there be a third? Possibly.

I’ll be talking about my weekend in this post but if you’d like to visit their website you can do here – I’m likely to attend next year too!

I do highly recommend going, even if its just for one day!
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#NYALitFest – Preston

NYALitFest | Northern Literary Festival in Preston
This is about the second NYALitFest that has been held. I was super excited to see them announce another than I could attend. I unfortunately missed the first due to being on a plane.

I’ll be talking about my day in this post but if you’d like to visit their website you can do here – also they’ll be hosting another in March 2019!
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If you haven’t had the chance to attend either of the events I really would recommend trying the next one. I love the fact its in the North so it was much easier for me to attend and it was a free event too!
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#OrionOnTour – Manchester

Orion on Tour | Publishing Event in Manchester
Waking up one morning to an email from Zabiba at Orion with an invite to an event they were holding really made my day.

Not going to lie at first I was sad because I assumed it would be in London and I wouldn’t be able to go but on closer inspection it wasnt! It was local and I would be there!
image002First of all how lovely is the invite? I really liked the design they chose but also added excitement because I had no idea what authors would be there but at least the Gollancz logo was there at the bottom!
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Book Events, Book Reviews, Received for Review, TEENSgate

Review: Love, Simon by Becky Albertalli

Love, Simon by Becky Albertalli
Series: Creekwood
Genre: LGBT | Contemporary | Young Adult
Length: 352 pages
Published on 30th January 2018 by Penguin
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Becky Albertalli: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received from Publisher via TEENSgate Blogger Event.

Synopsis:
Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better.
Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is – and what he’s looking for.

But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated.Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal . . .

It’s a holy freaking huge awesome deal.

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ARC Review: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr
Genre: Contemporary | Young Adult
Length: 288 pages
Published on 11th January 2018 by Penguin
Purchase: Amazon | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Emily Barr: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
ARC sent to work for consideration, finished copy received for review from TEENSgate and Penguin Platform.

Synopsis:
Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . .
Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.And realises her life has been a lie.Her mother and father aren’t hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they’ll never think to look – the favelas.But there she learns a terrible secret – the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . . .

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