If you read my review of Ready Player One a couple of days ago, you might know that books about virtual reality and not-so-distant technology-advanced futures are my current favourites. So when I managed to get a proof of Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller at YALC last year, I was instantly intrigued!
The company says Otherworld is amazing – like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive – that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.
Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.
And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.
Okay, yet again, I have to apologise for a month-long absence. SORRY! It’s felt like a slog to get through anything at the moment – I think a lot of people get like this when winter comes and Christmas is around the corner. I just want Christmas now! (Oh, while I’m here – what do you think of my new space-themed blog?! I love it so much. Huge thank you to my friend Joely for the illustrations!)
Anyway, recently, I stumbled upon a couple of blog posts in my Google Drive from ages ago that I’d completely forgotten about. That means that today, you get a new book review. Woooop! I’m going to be reviewing Moonrise by Sarah Crossan, and I’ve also got my review coming up for Editing Emma by Chloe Seager. Let’s go!
‘They think I hurt someone.
But I didn’t. You hear?
Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.’
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?
Yet again, it’s been too long since I posted last. With work, settling into our new house, learning to code and extra distractions like family coming and buying a Nintendo 3DS (yep, that was probably the biggest distraction of all), I’ve pushed this poor blog to the back of my mind. But I’m here now! It’s time for another book review!
I spotted this book, Goodnight, Boy by Nikki Sheehan, at YALC last month and I was intrigued by the cover and the title. I managed to grab one when they gave out FIVE proof copies to book bloggers (I didn’t even rush over – I literally sauntered over and managed to grab one!). When I flicked through, I realised it wasn’t written in traditional prose – it looked like it was written in verse. Double intrigued. It was when I saw the quotes on the back of the book from Sarah Crossan (queen of verse) and Brian Conaghan that I knew I had to read this book!
A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy.
The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family; the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away.
When his adoptive mother Melanie rescues him, life starts to feel normal again. Until JC does something bad, something that upset his new father so much that he and Boy are banished to the kennel. But as his new father gets sicker, JC realizes they have to find a way out. And so begins a stunning story of a boy, a dog and their journey to freedom.
It’s hard to believe it’s been over a week since YALC finished already. I still can’t stop telling people about it and my new-found love for Juno Dawson. <3 I’ve written a post about the books I got while I was there, but I still need to write a post all about what I did and who I met. I’ll get around it soon, I promise!
For now, I’m welcoming my pal Sarah from The Little Contemporary Corner to tell you all about her YALC best bits. Over to you, Sarah!
This isn’t Charlotte, I have been given the rights to the blog for today to tell you all about my YALC experience. As most of you must know by now, me and Charlotte both attended YALC this year together and had a wonderful bonding weekend over a lot of pasta and running.
This weekend was one of my favourite weekends in AGES. It’s Monday morning, I got back late last night, and I want to go straight back again. I miss YALC already 🙁
To make myself feel better, I’m going to share my haul with you!
I did all three days and it’s the first time that I’ve ever been to a whole convention. I loved it so much! I managed to bag so much free stuff, buy some great books, and meet (and fall in love with) some amazing authors. In the next few posts, I’m going to write all about my YALC experience. I’ll split it up into my haul, what I did there, and my tips for first-time YALCers. This first post will be all about the stuff I managed to get over the three days!