Category: Middle Grade


Review: 4.5 stars to Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly Smale

Review: 4.5 stars to Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever… Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. Modelling isn’t a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don’t expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically, you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there. So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. So hey guys! Long time no see on a Tuesday! I bring you today’s installment of 10 books…and this time it’s Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed, whether that be less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference or that I thought it was great in a genre until I became more well read in that genre, and on and on. You get the idea. I had […]


I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

Are you? I’ve not done a readathon in ages (and I can’t exactly say the TBRtakedown was a success), but now, in the middle of all the writing I’m SUPPOSED to be doing before I go away, I’ve decided I’m going to take one day out to READ. Not that I haven’t been reading all this time, because I have been. Even if it’s just a couple hours here and there, I manage it. But I’ve been so disconnected with books lately, what with me […]


Event Round Up: Geek Fest @ Waterstones: Holly Smale (talk and signing)

Event Round Up: Geek Fest @ Waterstones: Holly Smale (talk and signing)

Hey guys! So on Wednesday 6th April I attended a book event of Holly Smale’s (author of the wonderful Geek Girl series) to promote book 5 “Head Over Heels” (released 7th April – TODAY! GO GET IT!) Head Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books Summary from Goodreads: “My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.” The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. She […]




(Video) My January Wrap Up | 2016

I thought I’d try to share what I put on youtube these days on my blog and so here we are. I made a mild mistake on my video, where I didn’t explain what any of the books are about. (FAIL!) So at least now I know for next time. I’m still learning. I hate it. I also need to learn to do cover photos. It’s funny, I filmed a whole load, but then realised I couldn’t really spoil on a video compiled of a […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 7

Posted 11 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Middle Grade, Reading Challenges, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
Bout of Books 15 | Day 7

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 6

Posted 10 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Middle Grade, Reading Challenges, Updates, YA / 2 Comments
Bout of Books 15 | Day 6

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 5

Bout of Books 15 | Day 5

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, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


It’s Review Time! #YA

It’s Review Time! #YA

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good Christmas and are ready for another cracking year. I hope 2016 lives up to its expectations. Okay folks, it has been far too long since I did a review. So instead I’m doing mini reviews to keep it short and sweet. I have 7 books to tell you about, and so I guess I better start!   Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff This book. What can I say that hasn’t already been said in […]


November Book Haul | Books, books, all the books.

November Book Haul | Books, books, all the books.

  Usually I’d do a video for this, but iMovie has been acting up and I don’t have the patience to keep trying. Sigh. So here we go, a list of the books I got throughout November.    13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT by Leo Hunt I liked the look of this, mostly because, yes, it was in the buy one get one half price offer at Waterstones. I have tried it already, but it reads a bit…basic? I don’t know. That’s not always a bad […]


#UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour: Karen McCombie #Interview #Spotlight @UKYAX @KarenMcCombie

Posted 15 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fun, Middle Grade, Spotlight, YA / 0 Comments
#UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour: Karen McCombie #Interview #Spotlight @UKYAX @KarenMcCombie

Hi guys and gals! I’m pleased to be taking part in the UKMG Extravaganza blog tour, as part of an event that is going to be in Nottingham Central Library on 17th October with 34 top MG (Middle Grade) authors. Sounds fun, eh? (sadly I won’t be able to go.) For my post, I partnered with the wonderful Karen McCombie, author of 80 published books – and her first historical novel Catching Falling Stars is out now!  Catching Falling Stars A Blitz tale full of charm […]


My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

  Welcome, welcome. So it’s been a few weeks. Can’t believe it’s gone so quickly. Bah! Feels like just last week I was posting about going away. Anyway, here I am. I have LOTS of new books I can’t wait to show you. For this, I decided to do a video as writing it all would kill my hands.  Enjoy 😀 p.s. Still getting the hang of editing so please excuse any hiccups along the way.      Funnily enough, as soon as I’d finished […]