Category: 2017

THE EXTINCTION TRIALS, Q&A with S M Wilson

HG: Which character, if any, did you relate to? SMW: It has to be heroine, Storm.  She’s angry and feels abandoned, and I felt that as I wrote her.  But Storm has a big heart and a strong sense of ethics and I hope that…

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus by Ryan Graudin Release date: 21.9.2017 Description: Time is running out . . . Farway McCarthy was born outside of time. With nowhere to call home and nothing to anchor him to the present, Far captains a crew on a dangerous mission into…

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron #bookreview #hanreview @MacmillanKidsUK

Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron #bookreview #hanreview @MacmillanKidsUK Release date: 22.03.18 From Goodreads: Sometimes, I imagine alternate endings to the story: last-minute miracles, touches of magic. I picture how things might have gone, if I wasn’t there. If I’d left just a…

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz @MacmillanKidsUK @MelissadelaCruz

Characters For fictional characters based upon historical figures, these are all wonderfully crafted and instantly authentic to me. From their social behaviours to their relationships with other characters, it’s how I would expect people of that time to act. Alex and Eliza are wonderful…

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed #bookreview #hanreview Atom Press

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed #bookreview #hanreview Atom Press Release date: 10.10.17 From Goodreads: Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the…

The Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland #bookreview #hanreview @HotKeyBooks

The Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland #bookreview #hanreview @HotKeyBooks Release date: 5.9.17 From Goodreads: A funny, moving love story about facing fears hand in hand – one snake/spider/potentially unstable fourth-floor balcony at a time. From acclaimed author of OUR CHEMICAL…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: the Last Jedi 12a Release date: 14.12.2017 Trailer: The Good The world building is as good as ever. The creatures, bar one, are masterful and awe inspiring. Adam Driver is as wonderful as before with his portrayal of Kylo. It’s interesting to…

Han’s Queens of Geekdom end of Year Round Up (2017)

This has been inspired/ lovingly stolen from Richard’s (@thehumposhow)  The Humpo Show End of Year Awards [2017] Favourite Film of the Year (1) Thor: Ragnarok (2) IT (3) Spiderman- Homecoming Favourite non-2017 Film (1) The Thing (1982) (2) Poseidon Adventure (1972) (3) Hunter for…

All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso #bookreview #hanreview @NetGalley

Flux Publishing Release date: 12.12.2017 From Goodreads: Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something…

@TheMagicMisfits by @ActuallyNPH #bookreview #hanreview

Egmont Publishing Release date: 30.11.2017 From Goodreads: This book contains a BIG SECRET. Read on if you dare . . . Do you believe in magic? Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also…

Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard #bookreview #hanreview @NetGalley

Release date: 8.2.18 Preorder here From Goodreads: Eden McKinley knows she can’t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it’s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend…

Soulmates by Holly Bourne #Bookreview #Han

Soulmates by Holly Bourne The first book of Holly’s I read was Am I Normal Yet? It talked to me; I related with the anxiety portrayed in the book. She’s my go to writer and I’m off to her next book’s launch on the…