Category: YA


Interview @ YallWest: Alexandra Bracken #YA #Authors

Interview @ YallWest: Alexandra Bracken #YA #Authors

Hey everyone! You guys know I went to YallWest, right? Well, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the brilliant Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds trilogy and the recent Passenger, the sequel to it being Wayfarer which is released January 2017. When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She […]


My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

Posted 6 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Fun, Updates, YA / 1 Comment
My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

  I’m home! So as you should know by now, I went to Yallwest 2016 in Santa Monica,  California. It’s basically a YA and MG book festival for anyone that… I guess loves those kinds of books. Which is to say… Me.  I love them.  And at this festival of the divinely talented, was quite frankly the BEST author line up I’ve ever witnessed.  Ever.  It was unreal and amazing how so much awesomesauce managed in the same vicinity let alone building. And, the authors […]


The Readers Confession Tag

Posted 22 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blogging Challenges, Fun, Updates, YA / 4 Comments
The Readers Confession Tag

Hey guys. So I was tagged by Alisha over at Reality’s A Bore to do this and I will give it my best shot. I can’t promise it’ll be as interesting as hers, but hey… 1. Have you ever damaged a book? Not intentionally, no. I like to treat my books with the care I don’t always treat myself. It’s like…no…I love my books. Maybe the odd one or two gets roughed up, but that’s probably from back before I gave a crap. Haha. 2. Have […]


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 […]


Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Posted 22 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, YA / 0 Comments
Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far […]


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 […]



Waiting On Wednesday – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting On Wednesday – The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  (Psssst! Click picture to link back to Goodreads!) The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday:  Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

    Good day, all. Here’s another TTT going and this one is about 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads). This challenge is set by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish .  I’ll do this in order or how I read them. From most recent to […]


Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

Posted 25 March, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

    So basically. I finished the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy novellas. All 10 of them. PURE. BEAUTY! It had been ages since I’d been involved in the world of Shadowhunters (and I really don’t count the show..) and so reading about Simon and his friends and our friends and all the friends…I can’t help but fall in love with it all over again. So. Here’s a really long post on what I thought. Ready? Set? GO! P.S. There may be some spoilers. It’s […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the delightful girls at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is all about Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. Honestly, there are so many, but anyway. (P.S. This is my first time taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, so I’m rather excited.) First off, really, I’ll start with: Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices: I’m sorry, I really am, but I […]