Want 3 good reasons why ‘Monster’ by CJ Skuse NEEDS to be on your TBR list this October? Look no further, lost and confused bookish folk! We here at MP! are here to help you with your literary woes with a little help from The Telegraph, who just so happen to be fans of CJ too: “CJ Skuse is one of the most consistently entertaining YA writers around and ‘Monster’ is another rollicking adventure.”
1. Set in a prestigious boarding school over Christmas, it’s been described as “girls Hogwarts but with mayhem substituted for magic”. If that’s not enough of a reason for all you Potterheads, we don’t know what is.
Continue reading Why you need ‘Monster’ in your life: one of 2015’s best YA books + “Hogwarts but with mayhem”
Not only did 5SOS announce a tour and that they’re headlining the BBC R1 Teen Awards next month, they also performed a flawless live lounge which was so beautiful that we’re sobbing.
They kicked it off with a groovy acoustic of their brand new single, ‘Hey Everybody’ which we were really getting into. Continue reading 5SOS performed on Live Lounge this morning and it was so perfect we’re crying
5SOS are going to be on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man tonight at 10pm and as one of our fave journos ever, Alan gets right down to the nitty gritty and asks important questions such as “is it true when you toured with 1D that Harry walks around nude a lot?”
Not only did 5SOS confirm this (which we all knew about, anyway, since Harry used to be rather confident in his nudeness) but they tell a tale of an awkwardly embarrassing moment for Luke’s mum, Liz…
Continue reading Harry Styles has flashed Luke Hemmings’ MUM and we’re quite jealous.
One creepy boarding school + one isolating blizzard + one monster + one group of girls who will have to learn to stick together = a Halloween treat you’ll stay in for.
It’s been described as “fiendishly dark” and “an absolute page-turner”, but we here at MP! want to know what YOU think of CJ Skuse’s latest novel. We’re offering 10 of you the chance to receive a copy of ‘Monster’ for free and then have your review published on MP!.
All you have to do is follow @maximumpopbooks and RT the tweet below. Good luck!
Continue reading You Review: we need 10 MP!ers to review ‘Monster’ by CJ Skuse
Got some free time this weekend? Want to binge watch a new show? Need something for Netflix and chill? Well, we have pulled 5 of our favourite shows and movies on Netflix that we think you would love. With everything from vampires to love stories, you can find something you from our list!
‘6 Years’ follows Melanie (Taissa Farminga) and her longtime boyfriend, Dan (Ben Rosenfield), and they figure out their futures while juggling both each other, and outside forces on their relationship. Dan struggles with graduating college and leaving his life in Texas, in addition to leaving is girlfriend of 6 years. The movie is only about an hour and a half long, and is a real tear jerker. We highly recommend this one for any of our Rom-Com lovers.
Continue reading Stuck for things to watch this weekend? We’ve got something for everyone in our weekly Netflix top 5.
If there’s one thing we love at MP! Towers it’s whacking on a funny movie at the end of the day and having a good giggle. You know the ones which you don’t have to think about and can just shovel in the popcorn at 50 mph.
With Halloween on the horizon what better excuse than to settle down with a horror comedy? You know, the ones where people always get killed when they’re about to get sexy. Watch the trailer for ‘The Final Girls’ below and if that tickles your pickle enter our competition.
Continue reading Friday’s Comp of the Day: Win 1 of 3 copies of ‘The Final Girls’ on DVD.
You’d think after finishing one world tour, 5SOS would have a bit of a break. Nope. Non. Nein. Nada. They’re already working on next year’s tour; SOUNDS LIVE, FEELS LIVE!
Yes, the cheeky foursome will be back on the road as of April next year and the UK dates go on sale very soon, so count your pennies. Continue reading HEY EVERYBODY! 5SOS are going on tour next year and we need tickets right now.
If you loved the razor-sharp wit and supernatural action that made ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’ the must-buy series it was, then prepare to get sucked into another Derek Landy creation: ‘Demon Road‘.
MP!er Amy applied to our YouReview and received a free copy of ‘Demon Road’ in exchange for an honest review.
What first attracted you to ‘Demon Road’? Can I just say that the cover is beautiful so that was one of the reasons but apart from that everyone talks about Derek Landy as an author so I just wanted to know more about it. The plot also seemed really exciting and interesting and something I would really enjoy and I did.
Fave character? One of my favourite characters was Glen or Milo. Glen himself was an enjoyable character and I felt like he added humour to the book. Milo, I found was mysterious and an interesting character and I loved finding out about his past. I hope we find more about him in the rest of the series. Continue reading Amy reviews the ‘fast-paced’ ‘Demon Road’ by Derek Landy.
You might be a little hesitant to launch into Simon & Schuster’s latest horror title, ‘Daughters Unto Devils’. After all, you may not be that into scary stuff, and, like us, your TBR pile has probably reached an uncomfortably wobbly height since the start of September.
However, we here at MP! think you should make an exception for Amy Lukavics’ debut novel. A real page-turner, creepy as hell, and dangerously addictive, we hope it keeps you up as late as we were reading it.
And if you’re still not convinced? Have a read at the first chapter – for free. You won’t regret it.
Continue reading Psst! Want to read the first chapter of ‘Daughters Unto Devils’ for FREE? Look no further
‘Firewalker’ is the blazing sequel to ‘Trial By Fire’ , a story of parallel universes, magic and one girl trying to make sense of it all. The blurb says it’s a “another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini” – and we want to see how many MP!ers out there agree with that.
Miriam got a copy flopped onto her doorstep in exchange for this dazzling honest review.
Name: Miriam Warm
Have you read any of Josephine Angelini’s books before this? If not, would you consider it now? Before I was sent the Worldwalker books, I hadn’t read any of Josephine Angelini’s other books. However, I do remember a lot of news on MyKindaBook when ‘Trial by Fire’ came out. I never got around to reading the books until now but I’m glad I did! I’ll definitely give her other books a go now! :) Continue reading Josephine Angelini has an ‘amazing way with words’ Miriam shares her thoughts on ‘Firewalker’.