Wrap-up: February highlights


February has been another awesome month for books, events and brilliant reads. From Sam Wu to The Hazel Wood, I have had so much fun this month. Here are some of my highlights.

img_20180202_163727_991.jpgI Am Thunder:

I kicked off February at Muhammad Khan’s event for his debut YA novel I Am Thunder, in Gower Street Waterstones. It was such an interesting talk about where the idea came from and the inspirations behind it. After the talk there was a signing, Muhammad was so lovely and friendly.


Harry Potter Book Night:

Feb 5th the annual Harry Potter Book Night, as soon as I found out Jim Kay was going to be there I knew I had to go. I adore his work on the illustrated editions of Harry Potter and A Monster Calls. Olivia Lomenech Gill, the illustrator of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was also on the panel. There was also awesome totes with goodies inside, including postcards and bookmarks.


Sam Wu launch:

8th was the launch party for Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang. I loved celebrating this brilliant book with them and catch up with bookish friends. If you haven’t read it yet, you really should. It’s both hilarious and witty.


img_20180210_184526_435.jpgScholastic bloggers’ book feast

10th was the annual Scholastic brother’s book feast at Scholastic HQ. This was my first time going, I had so much fun. it was full of books, authors and a run through of upcoming titles. I got to meet the lovely Paula Rawsthorne, author of the brilliant Shell. My full write-up for this will be up later this week.


State of Sorrow launch:

27th was the launch of the stunning State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. I always love going to Mel’s events, she always tells brilliant stories about her grandmother and Where she gets her inspiration from. There was awesome goody bags (mine had a Lamentia candle) and wine, of course.

What I’ve read:

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge

Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Savage Island by Bryony Pearce

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury – my review will be going up tomorrow.

I’d love to know what you’ve been reading or events you’ve been to, let me know in the comments!



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