May has been a brilliant month for books, I’ve had such a blast reading all the new (and old) books and going to bookish events. I’ve round up my highlights to share with you today.
The Surface Breaks event:
I went along to Louise’s event in Waterstones Piccadilly for The Surface Breaks, her feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid. The event was chaired by Emma Gannon. I’ve been desperate to get my hands on a copy since I got a sampler at YALC last year. I always enjoy listening to Louise talk books and feminism, her talks are always interesting and insightful. I always learn and take so much away with me, if you get the chance to go to one of her events, definitely go. I can’t wait to start reading both Almost love and The Surface Breaks. They both sound amazing and are high up on my TBR.
I went to the YA Fantasy Panel in Waterstones Piccadilly with some incredible UKYA authors, as soon as I heard about it I knew I had to go. I’m a huge fan of Sally Green’s Half Bad trilogy, Alice Broadway, Taran Matharu were also on the panel talking about their latest books and was chaired by David Owen, who is undoubtedly one of my favourite authors! After the event I got to meet them all and get my large stack of books signed, David kindly signed my The Fallen Children print.
Night of the Party launch:
I was invited to the launch to celebrate the publication of the brilliant Night of the Party, an incredible book set I need post-Brexit England. I had a wonderful time! It was nice too get to meet Tracey, talk a little about it, get my book signed and chat to all the lovely people from Scholastic. My review will be up in the next week or two, so keep an eye out if you’re interested. Definitely pick up a copy though, you won’t regret it. Thank you so much Tracey and Scholastic for inviting me.
I went along to the YA Fest held at Chadwell Heath Community Centre, I had an amazing time at CHCC YA Fest. I went along with Ana, we teamed for the scavenger hunt which was so much fun and we won it too! The panels and workshop were incredibly interesting, I added so many books to my TBR throughout the day. We got to meet so many wonderful authors, who were happy to help us out with the scavenger hunt. After the main event there was a games night with table top quidditch. I can’t wait to go again next year, I can’t recommend this event enough!
A Night of Fantasy and Pop Culture:
24th was A Night of Fantasy and Pop Culture in Forbidden Planet. There was wine, authors and goody bags. I got to meet and chat to the lovely Vic James, author of Gilded Cage and Tarnished City. I was lucky enough to get a copy of Furyborn in my goody bag, I’ve been desperate to read it for ages. There was also awesome Furyborn reading cards, which I love. I had such a fun evening, I’m gutted I can’t make MCM Comic-Con.
May 8th was my stop on Alice Oseman’s blog tour for her latest book, I Was Born For This. This was such a fun tour to be a part of as music was incorporated into it and we all got to share songs we love, Alice also shared a song on each date. You can find my tour post here, I hope you enjoy reading my post. I can’t wait to start reading it. Keep your eyes peeled for my review in the coming weeks.
And May 15 was my stop on the Ace of Shades blog tour. I got to host a date on the Ace of Shades blog tour, I absolutely adored it. I can’t wait for the next book. You can check out my full review here. The full tour schedule can also be found at the end so you can find the other hosting blogs.
Books I’ve read:
Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias, I started this at the end of April, though I finished it in May. It still counts, right?
Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
How’s your month been? Let me know in the comments!