Here we are again. More reading has been done and reviews written in — fairly — quick succession. I say that, but I’m pretty sure I’ve read at least two point five more books since finishing these three, so I’m probably, definitely still behind. But anyway. Fabulous books? Turns out I’ve been reading them. I loved all of these quite a bit and, quite coincidentally, they actually go from a three start review to a four, followed by a five. The best until last (even though, duh, I loved them all, I already said that). Again, unintentional, I promise. Read them all. They’re all pretty special in their own ways and I’ll get onto exactly why right… now!
If you weren’t already aware, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Now, I’m not going to jump on the ‘cool, I’m anti-everything’ bus and say I’m opposed to Valentine’s Day. If the day ever comes where someone walks into my life and my head actually allows something to happen there romantically, I’m positive I will buy into the commercial holiday as much as I do every holiday. I agree that there shouldn’t be just one day set aside for you to show your devotion to your partner, but, let’s be real, life is busy and sometimes it’s kinda sweet to give your bae (ew) some special treatment. That said, I’m devoting this year’s Valentine’s Day to platonic relationships, more specifically some of my favourite pals in YA. So, let’s begin.
Regardless of whether you watch or even like Zoella, or if you’ve even taken part in her book club with WHSmith’s, you should have a huge problem with the latest headline going around about her. I most certainly do.
It’s not exactly new that the media absolutely thrives off of criticising everything Zoe Sugg does. She’s accumulated over 10 million subscribers by putting herself out there on the internet. On top of that, she’s made a real name for herself in the publishing industry and the celebrity world as a whole. She’s huge, so naturally the media like to tear her down.
Recently Zoe announced that she would be collaborating with WHSmith’s and putting together a book club with eight YA titles. I couldn’t be more over the moon that Zoe is pushing her audience to read more and, simultaneously, celebrating some amazing books in a genre I absolutely love.