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Author Archives: Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.

Falling Kingdoms Series Giveaway!

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Thanks the lovely folks at Penguin, I’m here to share with you a huge Falling Kingdoms series giveaway! Gathering Darkness is book 3 in this epic fantasy series, and I’ve got some extras here for you and a HUGE giveaway ...

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Total Fangirl Moment | Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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Get out your wallet – you’re going to want to buy The Darkest Part of the Forest ASAP! Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black Goodreads | Amazon |

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Let’s Discuss: What Are Your Reading Christmas Traditions?

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I love discovering what special traditions others take part in around the holidays. And, of course, my mind always goes to books. So, let’s chat about and reading Christmas traditions you have! Let’s Discuss: What Are Your Reading Christmas Traditions? ...

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December 2014 Young Adult Book Deals

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In this month’s YA book deals, we’ve got some hot bargains for Cruel Beauty, Defy, The Winner’s Curse and Fangirl just to name a few! MERRY BOOKSMAS TO US!!! Frugal Fantasy Reader The Frugal Fantasy Reader is a Read.Breathe.Relax. original ...

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Top Ten New-To-Me YA Authors of 2014

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These amazing YA authors opened my mind to new ideas and thoughts and feelings. I cannot wait to see what they write next! Top Ten New-To-Me YA Authors of 2014 1. Jandy Nelson- After I read I’ll Give You the ...

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Dark Finale | Book Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Finally, The Retribution of Mara Dyer is here! And, I was not disappointed. Book Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin Goodreads | Amazon |

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2014 Gifts for Book Lovers Inspired By YA Books

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There a million and one gift for books lovers posts out there right now. Even though I’m sure they’re all very helpful, I decided to give you something a little different. Have you ever read a book and felt like ...

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Download the First 12 Chapters of Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

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I have some pretty good news for you! Breaking Sky, one of the books I named as a new 2015 book to get excited about, is coming ATCHA! Download the First 12 Chapters of Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy Breaking ...

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Let’s Discuss: The Book That Got You Out of a Reading Slump

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Sometimes, I think of books as people. (My mind is a dangerous place). And when a book totally saves me from a terrible and long reading slump, I think of it as a White Knight who’s come to save me ...

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End of the Year ARC Giveaway: 8 Books For You

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It’s that time of year. I need to clear off my bloated shelves. The only good part about this is that those glorious books can go right to YOU! And they can take crowd up YOUR SHELVES instead. HA! The ...

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