Meet the bloggers

Kat Kennedy

IMG_1518My name is Kat Kennedy.  I’m the unapologetic reviewer of all things Young Adult.

Good books are the passion and love of my life.  Bad books are the bane of my existence.  My aim is to be funny, amusing, and to share great books with the reading community.  My reviews are honest, intended for readers and book consumers and I don’t pull punches for anyone.

I am a consummate nerd and unrepentant weirdo.  When I’m not working on the blog or reading YA books I love Doctor Who, My Little Ponies, comic books, politics, PC Games and general immoral shenanigans.

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Kat can be reached at [email protected].

 

Steph Sinclair

Stephanie

My name is Steph Sinclair and I’m a twenty-something lover of books. I’m a picky reader and pretty hard to please, which generally carries over in many aspects of my life much to my family’s frustration. Unless it’s bacon. That’s an easy yes. I strive to be completely honest in everything that I do and that always includes my reviews. I have a strange love affair with Young Adult Literature and can usually be found reading Science Fiction, Fantasy and almost anything with romance.

When I’m not reading or slaving away on the blog, I can be found attending various rock concerts or knitting cute, baby hats.

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Stephanie can be reached at [email protected].

 

Meg Morley

Meg MorleyHi internet, I’m Meg! I spend more time with books than people and have a hard time understanding why anyone would want it any other way. Though new to blogging, I’ve been reading unprofessionally for the past 20 years. In that time I have developed an obsession with YA, particularly of the SciFi, Fantasy, Dystopian, and Horror varieties. I compulsively collect the works of Terry Pratchett, Maggie Stiefvater, Melina Marchetta and Mira Grant.

Periodically I put down my books long enough to plan for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, fanatically analyze the Whedon oeuvre and lurk on twitter, occasionally saying things. Please do not be put off by my sometimes intense relationship with caps lock and say hi!

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Meg can be reached at [email protected]


Contributors


 Paul Beimers

Greetings and salutations!  My name is Paul Beimers, and I’ve been burying my nose in books from a very young age.  Until recently, I had kept myself out of the “young adult” section of bookstores and libraries, due to a cynicism that had grown from the result of several years of reading a seemingly inexhaustible supply of mediocre/terrible works in the genre.  Thanks to the power of the internet, however, I have discovered that the YA world is still filled with wonderful stories that can be adored and treasured, and I have since fallen in love with many books and writers in the business that I would have previously ignored.

I’m obsessed with such authors as Laini Taylor, J.K. Rowling, and Patrick Ness, and am always on the lookout for new ones to add to the list.  Suggestions are always welcome, though I will warn you that I tend to be rather critical of new works.  What can I say?  I have high expectations.  I’m always interested in the fantasy genre, though I’ll read pretty much anything as long as it avoids clichés and is well-written.  I’m a sucker for beautiful writing.

When I’m not reading, I’m playing games (Guild Wars 2/World of Warcraft), attempting to get caught up on my many television shows, watching movies, forcing myself through piles of college coursework, or looking for a job.

Or buying books that I don’t have time to read and really can’t afford.  But you know how these things work.

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Paul can reached at [email protected].

 

Pam 

PamHi, there! You may know me from my blog Bookalicious. I’ve alway admired Cuddlebuggery and their antics so I was super psyched to apply and be chosen to review on their blog!

I’ve been blogging for five years and that spring-boarded me to a career in books. I’m a literary agent at Foreword literary. Being a book blogger is a passion.

I like books with kissing. In middle grade I enjoy fantasy, issue driven contemporary, and action adventure. In young adult I like to read fantasy, dystopian, and any other genre fiction. Romance I love dirty contemporary books. I love adult epic fantasy as well.

When not reading I can be found using the Rainbow Loom or playing with my menagerie of animals.

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Pam can be reached at [email protected]

 

Kiona

KionaHello! My name is Kiona — you may have seen me before at YA Reads, reviewing for about three years. Now here I am, and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m a writer and avid reader moonlighting (or is sunrising a thing?) as a barista. I absolutely love high fantasy and adore such others as Laini Taylor, Sarah J. Maas, Karen Marie Moning, and Tamora Pierce. Oh, and obviously, rereading Megan McCafferty is a monthly event.

When not diving into metaphorical stacks of YA, I can be found taste-testing coffee at various cafes and exploring tattoo ideas (but I’m not that girl, I swear).

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Kiona can be reached at [email protected]

 

Nafiza

NafizaHello there! My name is Nafiza which is Arabic for precious and quite easy to pronounce. Don’t let my name fool you though. I have never been to the Middle East or India. I am from Fiji. You may have seen me at Bibliophilic Monologues where I have been blogging for the past 4 years or at The Book Wars which is a somewhat academic blog focused on children’s literature. I am a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Children’s Literature and I consider myself somewhat a specialist in the field. I am at the thesis writing stage which means more times than not I drink too much tea and forget what my name is and whether it is night or day. I read quite a lot and widely but my areas of interest are in fantasy, epic or otherwise. I also have a burgeoning fondness for picturebooks. When I’m not working on my thesis, I’m reading, having tea at quaint tea salons, going on adventures with my trusty camera or acquiring more books. I also have an unhealthy obsession with pineapple and teapots.

If you were to ask me about my favourite authors, I would look at you blankly while scrambling inwardly to organize my likes and dislikes in such a way that I could offer you an intelligent answer. If you insist, I’d say I cannot choose in the YA genre, there are too many books I am passionate about though I have been known to stalk Rachel Hartman (she is local and I can’t help it). I am sensitive to issues of cultural misappropriation and feminism in the books I read. I also have discovered that I love theory even though I do not always understand it.

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Nafiza can be reached at [email protected]

Jessie

meandpenny Jessie. Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

I’m that rare person that actually enjoys commercials and movie previews. I’m just a wee bit ridiculous, and love to abuse capslock on twitter while creating truly heinous puns. I alphabetize my movie/tv on dvd collection. I’ve recently re-ignited my friendship with wine and we’re nearly monogamous now. I’ve been known to drunk tweet. I regret nothing. I can read ridiculously quickly; my mother used to punish me by taking away my books. I’m way too socially awkward to be any good at smalltalk, which is why books and blogging are a perfect fit for my excesses of personality.

I like books, puppies, tea, space, kayaking, and puppies.

I read in almost any genre (Fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, steampunk, nonfiction, historical fiction, mysteries – either adult or young-adult) and am always on the lookout for a new favorite. I’ve run my own book blog (Ageless Pages Reviews) for the last three years, and look forward to inflicting my madness here as well.

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Jessie can be reached at [email protected]

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