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Buzz Worthy News: The Awesome Vs. the Not-So-Awesome March 2, 2015

Welcome to Buzz Worthy News where the stories are awesome and not at all well-written. Need your YA industry news? Never fear, Kate is here to give it all to you. Just, ya know, not in any kinda sophisticated sense or nothing. In this week’s Buzz Worthy News, we have... Keep Reading »

Hot New Titles

Hot New Titles: November 4th 2014

Welcome to Hot New Titles, enabling your book buying habit one title at a time! New releases include Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little. Book Deals to put on your radar: The... Keep Reading »

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The Daily Life of a Book Blogger

Wake up and check comments on blog before getting out of bed. Priorities, folks. Someone messages you on twitter saying they can't comment on your blog. Meltdown completely. Try to eat some breakfast while you trouble shoot solutions. Go to work. Write blog posts... Keep Reading »

Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

Review: The Girl With All The Gifts

The problem is The Girl With All The Gifts is […]

Hot New Titles: July 15th 2014

Hot New Titles: July 15th 2014

New releases include Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally, Illusive by Emily Llyod-Jones and Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry.

Book Deals to put on your radar: Nemesis by Anna Banks, Toya by Randi Park and The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich.

Cover reveals include All Broke Down by Cara Carmack, the redesign for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin and the UK cover for Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, our fav of the week!

Early Cuddles: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Early Cuddles: Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Paola gives an Early Cuddle to Falling into Place by Amy Zhang.

Review + Giveaway: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

Review + Giveaway: Disruption by Jessica Shirvington

“It is shiny on the outside and the inside.” Kat Kennedy reviews Disruption by Jessica Shirvington.

Buzz Worthy News: Harry Potter Returns 11/07/2014

Buzz Worthy News: Harry Potter Returns 11/07/2014

In this week’s Buzz JK Rowling writes a short story featuring Harry and Gang in the future as 34 year olds *Drops mic*.

Cuddlebuggery Gets Personal: On Reviewing (1)

Cuddlebuggery Gets Personal: On Reviewing (1)

You ask, we answer! This is our new weekly feature where we pick one or more questions from our readers, open the Cuddlebuggery Vault of Secrets and share the goodies with you.

Review: Sinner by Maggie Steifvater

Review: Sinner by Maggie Steifvater

Right, so, I make no secret of my Official Maggie […]

Guest Post and Giveaway: Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Guest Post and Giveaway: Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

  *clears throat* *taps conductor baton* *bursts into song* (it’s […]

Hot New Titles: July 8th 2014

Hot New Titles: July 8th 2014

New releases include The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, The Queen of the Tearling by Erica Johansen and Starbreak by Phoebe North.

Book Deals to put on your radar: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano and Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel.

Cover reveals include The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver, We Are Pirates: A Novel by Daniel Handler, I Was Here by Gayle Forman, Half Wild by Sally Green (the sequel to Half Bad) and A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas. There are also the ridiculously adorable redesigns for Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. HOW DO I PICK A FAV? IMPOSSIBLE, I SAY!

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Steph reviews We Were Liars by E. Lockhart in a particularly unhelpful fashion with pics of her feels.

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

A conversation with myself in which I try to figure […]

Interview + Giveaway: Starbreak by Phoebe North

Interview + Giveaway: Starbreak by Phoebe North

We have Phoebe North, author of Starglass, on the blog today with a Star Treky adventure interview!

Hot New Titles: July 1st 2014

Hot New Titles: July 1st 2014

Welcome to Hot New Titles, the weekly feature that possesses […]

Early Cuddles: This Shattered World by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman

Early Cuddles: This Shattered World by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman

Kat Kennedy gives an Early Cuddle to This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Check out to see how she felt about reading this star-studded (ha!) novel.

Cuddlebuggery Gets Personal

Cuddlebuggery Gets Personal

Ask and we’ll answer all the questions!

Books I’ve Missed Reading

Books I’ve Missed Reading

“Every time you see it or hear about it you think, “I need to read that! Gah. One day.” – Kat on books she’s missed out on reading.

Buzz Worthy News: YA Defined (27/06/2014)

Buzz Worthy News: YA Defined (27/06/2014)

In this week’s Buzz Stephen Colbert defines YA, All The John Green Books are being published, Amazon takes on JK Rowling, and farewell to Strange Chemistry.

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

It is short, yet memorable. Funny, yet challenging. What more could one need from something with such a delightfully ridiculous cover?

Meg’s Adventures At BEA

Meg’s Adventures At BEA

You guys may have noticed that I went to BEA […]

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Book of Days by K.A. Barker

Spitting on the Dewey Decimal System: A Writer’s Confession When […]

Blog Tour: Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

Blog Tour: Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier

We’re super excited to have Larbalestier on our blog today, and not at all because she threatened us with a razor and said she was going to cut us. (Please help us). You may have seen Larbalestier’s awesome activism on Twitter, or read one of her previous books like Liar or Team Human. Today we’ll be talking about her new book, Razorhurst. Set in 1930’s Sydney Australia amongst the bloody gang wars. With limited guns available, gang members turn their prowess for violence towards the razor blades. It’s a bloody, beautiful novel.

Early Cuddles: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Early Cuddles: The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

Kat gives an Early Cuddle to The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost. Come and see why her enchantment was less than complete.

Books I Wish I Could Stop Reading

Books I Wish I Could Stop Reading

Do any of you have a series/author that you can’t […]

Buzz Worthy News: Rowling Rocks 20/06/2014

Buzz Worthy News: Rowling Rocks 20/06/2014

In this week’s Buzz, YouTuber Zoe Sugg gets a book deal, J.K. Rowling is getting attacked, Waterstones win the internet and Game of Thrones Children’s Books are the best.

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Despite its length, the pages turn quickly, and events move briskly enough to keep the occasional lull brief. Turning the commercialized Christmas season into a playground ripe for terror is no easy task, and Hill proves himself largely capable of the feat.