Jessie Jefferson: check out this behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot for Paige Toon’s latest instalment

Here at MP! we’re really getting into Paige Toon’s Jessie Jefferson series. Flirty and funny, it’s exactly what you need to get you through this all too British summer (i.e. BBQs in between rain showers and ice-cream in 16 degrees weather).

On top of that, the covers are perfect and pastel and way too cute.

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If you’re at all interested in the book making process, or are just a big Paige Toon/ Jessie Jefferson/ YA Lit/ general book nerd then we at MP! want to give you a sneak peak into the photo shoot for the cover of ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’.

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Friday’s Comp of the Day: Win £30 to spend at Starbucks & ‘Finding Audrey’ goodies

Finding Audrey’ is Sophie Kinsella’s first attempt at YA fiction – and we think she did an amazing job. Taking a step away from the shopping malls and stiletto boots of her ‘Shopaholic’ series, Kinsella’s latest book is about Audrey, a young girl dealing with anxiety – as well as her chaotic family, and her “so-not-a-crush” crush on Linus,  her brother’s gaming team mate.

To celebrate Sophie Kinsella’s YA release being available for the world to read we’re giving away the perfect goodies to accompany your Summer full of reading.

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Fashion Fix Feature: Find out where to get Luke Hemmings’, Kylie Jenner’s & Perrie Edwards’ sunglasses

Welcome to Fashion Fix! Where we’ll be bringing you some clothing items worn by your faves. If you’re looking to achieve a celeb inspired wardrobe, then look no further – we can help.

Today we have a special for you. We’ve done the grunt work and found some of the best sunglasses worn by pop stars AND where they got them from. If you’re looking for a pair of start-style sunnies you can splash out on, then keep on reading.

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Luke was pap’d wearing these Clubmaster Classic Sunglasses when arriving in LA on 10th July. We managed to find the exact match! ray bansGet the exact same sunglasses as Luke from Red Hot Sunglasses for £150. Continue reading Fashion Fix Feature: Find out where to get Luke Hemmings’, Kylie Jenner’s & Perrie Edwards’ sunglasses

August is MP!’s first BOOK MONTH: giveaways, interviews, exclusive content and MORE

Calling all book worms and nerdy types: MP! is introducing its very first Book Month. That means for the whole month of August you will be seeing more book content than ever before – interviews, giveaways, exclusive content, cover reveals and a few other things we’ve got up our sleeves.

Now, we don’t want to give away too much, but we will say this: if you love writers like Sarah Crossan, James Dawson, and Victoria Aveyard then MP! is the place to be.

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‘It keeps you guessing as you flip over another page’ Melissa reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

If you’re looking for a new book to have you hanging on the next page and get your heart racing, then look no further than Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

MP!er Melissa applied to get a free copy of the book through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Wanna know what she said? Well you’re in the right place.

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Was ‘All My Secrets’ what you had anticipated? Definitely not! The title of the book proves that. There are many secrets within this book that just keeps you guessing as you flip over another page.


What did you think of the cover?
I thought the cover of the book was creative. Sometimes a cover of a book can give a lot of the story away. On the other hand this book was different with a simple cover meant none of the mystery of the story was revealed.

Who was your favourite character? Without a doubt Evie Brown. Her story was so absorbing. When reading the story I felt a strong connection to the character as if I knew her. Continue reading ‘It keeps you guessing as you flip over another page’ Melissa reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

‘Everything comes together to create some real Oz magic’ we sent our Welshcake to review Wicked the musical.

First off, I must admit I’m not a lover of musical theatre. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the spectacle of live singing and dancing because I really do, but I find it difficult to get emotionally attached to the characters because every action needs to be so over-the-top for the whole audience to see, there’s very little room for subtlety or, dare I say, depth. Ask me what I think about Les Mis at your own peril.

Having said that, I’ve been recommended Wicked by a lot of non-musical theatre (the distinction between musicals on stage and screen is important) friends and The Wizard of Oz was one of those movies I used to watch endlessly until the VHS tape went funny. So spellbound was I, by this world of yellow brick roads and emerald cities, that I ignored the ridiculously cheap and lame death of the Witch by a random bucket of water, and in spite of all its flaws I loved Oz: The Great and Powerful just because I was returning to a place that felt so familiar to me.

This is why I hated the first quarter of Wicked.

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After the opening song, we go back in time to see how Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, and Glinda, the ‘Good’, meet. And how they meet is in University, or more accurately, every American high school ever. Harry Potter balanced fantasy with school life perfectly, but I find having a University in Oz where everyone acts like they’re in Grease just wrong. The tone wouldn’t have been so jarring if the script was stronger but these beginning scenes are full of cliched lines spun by characters who aren’t remotely likeable. As an outcast who is forever bullied because of her appearance and hated by her father it should be easy to empathise with her but she’s just too abrasive and on her high horse. Elphaba’s father only appears for a short time and there’s no complexity to their relationship shown, no foreshadowing to the actually tragic reveal later on – he’s just nasty.

And then something happened.

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The Weeknd can’t feel his face, no wonder as he is literally on fire in this brand new video.

This new video from The Weeknd is flamin’ hot! And that is literally no exaggeration, no wonder he can’t feel his face whilst he is ON FIRE! In all honesty it is a beautiful mix of amazing vocals, stunning visuals and a scary ball of fire.

Perfect for a cold summer’s day.

Now I think we need a moment to cool down, I mean fire is one thing but man he is so damn cute too!

Jennifer Niven’s ‘All The Bright Places’ epic YA lit is hitting the big screens.

You know how it goes …

First comes novel, then comes screenplay, then we get a movie that we can laugh and cry at everyday. (We can rhyme too, so talented).

Well this is exactly what is happening to Jennifer Niven who has recently announced the exciting news that ‘All The Bright Places’ is going to be turned in to a movie.

The younger Fanning sister Ella will be appearing and directed by Miguel Arteta who you usually find working his magic behind the television cameras.

Jennifer will be writing the screenplay based on her best selling book. A tale of life, death and the friendship in between is what to expect. We’re 100% sure it’s going to be epic.

 

Watch: 5SOS’ Michael is missing his puppy and they’ll release new album ‘later this year’.

The 5SOS guys are working hard right now, proving their future superstar status. They’re performing on their Rock Out With Your Socks Out tour and promoting their new  single ‘She’s Kinda Hot’, but sadly, we still don’t know the release date of guys new album.

‘We don’t know yet… later this year. That’s a little while’, said Ashton in interview to Extra,  ‘We’ll see how things go and then we’ll roll from there’.

Well, we’re waiting, boys. Don’t let us down!

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Right now 5SOS are touring across the USA, and they admitted that it’s hard to be away from home.

‘I miss my computer and my puppy’, said Michael, ‘I miss my little puppy’.

Aww, guys! Aren’t you the cutest?

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Fashion Fix: Nia Lovelis’ Majestic New York Yankees replica jersey

Welcome to Fashion Fix! Where we’ll be bringing you some clothing items worn by your faves. If you’re looking to achieve a celeb inspired wardrobe, then look no further – we can help.

Today’s Fashion Fix is Nia Lovelis’ Majestic New York Yankees Replica Jersey which she wore recently for a photo shoot. Let’s take a closer look…

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