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Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

The Princess Saves Herself in this One
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve had my eye on this book for a while, and I finally got to read it, and it is seriously beautiful.

Amanda Lovelace crafts some beautiful, relatable poetry from her own experiences. I’m always amazed at how poetry can make you feel *something* in such a short space of time.

My only hesitation with this book is that I read it so quickly. Lightning fast. The art of Amanda’s poetry means that there are actually very few words, and so this book is a very fast experience. It was also fairly expensive (£10 in the UK).

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annalsie

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Review: How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss

How Not To Disappear
How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ah, this book. I loved it.

Hattie is a teenager, who has just found out she’s pregnant with her best friend’s baby. And she’s not sure how to feel about that. A distraction comes in the form of her long lost aunt Gloria, who’s losing her memories, and so Hattie takes her on a road trip of places that mean a lot to her so she can remember them one last time.

I really love books about teen pregnancy and the issues faced by pregnant teens, and this was such a heartwarming coming-of-age story that read like an adult novel, with complex and diverse characters who almost jumped off the page. At times, this book has dual narrative, which I loved, and the author doesn’t shy away from difficult and complex relationships and conundrums where there is no ‘right’ answer. This is a heartbreaking and heartfelt novel that I couldn’t put down.

If you’re looking for an emotional rollercoaster with a strong focus on family, HOW NOT TO DISAPPEAR is a top choice.

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annalsie

2016 UKYA Book Blogger Award Nominations!

I’m delighted to announce I’ll be helping with the 2016 UKYA Book Blogger Awards!

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The 2016 UKYA Book Blogger Awards Nominations are now open!
Before we begin, please let me introduce you to the wonderful bloggers who’ll be helping:

Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books

Amy McCaw @ YA Under My Skin

Andrew @ The Pewter Wolf

Annalise @ AnnaliseBooks

Aurelija @ myblinddatewithbooks

Chelley Toy @ Tales Of Yesterday

Chloe @ Writer-On-Wheels

Cintia @ Reflection of the Books

Emma @ Howling Reviews

Georgia Stencel @ The Books Bandit

Jesse @ thatjessebloke

Kaavya @ outlookonabook

Kaisha @ thewritinggarnet

Rachel Kennedy @ Ya-bberingBooklover

Rebecca @ Rebecca McCormick’s Authorial Blog

Virginie @ Chouett

Big thanks to them and to Faye @ A Daydreamers’s Thoughts for letting Luna’s Little Library host this year.

Let us start!
In 2016 UKYA Book Blogger Awards there are 15 categories to vote in.

Please submit your nomination via the form below. You can nominate up to 3 Bloggers per category. Make sure to include both the Blogger and Blog Name to make it a valid nomination.
Nominations close at midnight on the 15th May 2016.
Don’t forget to share the love! #awardukyabbloggers

CATEGORIES:
*Best Blog Design*
*Best Feature*
*Best Newcomer*
under 1 year
*Best Growing Blogger*
1-3 years
*Best Oldtimer*
3years+
*Best on Social Media* – 
be it Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, etc… The Blogger in question doesn’t have to be on all types of social media, they can be your favourite on Twitter, for example.
*Best Booktuber*
*Best Overseas Blogger*
*Marvellous Blogger Award*
combining the Sweetest & Friendliest Blogger category
*Best Team / Co-op Blog*
*Best Female Blogger*
*Best Male Blogger*
*Blogger Spirit Award*
combining the Most Enthusiastic & Most Passionate category from 2015
*Best Teen Blogger*
*Best Adult Blogger*

Here’s the link to vote:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qm4HJ5JNkcs0ja3Uv5Nwa6Jo6bdhDTveuovXA_Fx8OE/viewform?embedded=true#responses

Happy nominating!

Annalise x