Category Archives: Books

Stop what you’re doing! #CursedChild is released in 1 week, and here are 13 ways you can get prepared

It’s only a week until J.K. Rowling’s  ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ hits shelves and we here at MP! can’t stop screaming about it. Seriously, if we had a rooftop to shout from, we’d be up there shouting about it.

In all the madness and excitement the next seven days will bring, we’ve put together a list of 13 ways you can prepare for ‘Cursed Child’ being an actual literal, physical thing to READ.

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WIN! stunning 10th anniversary edition of Gabrielle Zevin’s ‘Elsewhere’ – it’ll have you weeping in no time!

Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvellous. It’s quiet and peaceful. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward?

We’re definitely not crying. Nope. Not at all. It’s just our, um, allergies. RIGHT?! We know how emotional this book is, and if you’ve somehow not managed to read it in the 10 years since its first release, now’s your opportunity to get your hands on it. You won’t regret it.

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11 survival tips that will transform your YALC experience and make it the best weekend EVER

YALC is next week. NEXT WEEK. 7 days from now we’ll be swanning around Olympia with tote bags bulging with books and our beady eyes on the look out for famous bookish faces.

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But YALC can be a stressful weekend if you’re not prepared. Check out out top survival tips!

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Bookstagrammer foldedpagesdistillery turned her lit love into a MASSIVE following of 100K – and tells us how it all got started

Recently we got the chance to put a few questions to Hikari, who runs the beautiful bookstagram account foldedpagesdistillery. With almost 100k followers and a whole feed full of  gorgeous bookish photos, we were thrilled to find out ALL the answers to how she got started on Instagram, which of her books are the most photogenic, and just how she managed to get her hands on the swords she uses as props in her photos.

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WIN! 2 books in 1, Lauren’s Oliver’s gorgeous new book, ‘REPLICA’, is her most intriguing yet

When Gemma discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, she decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it. But amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape.

Two stories in one, ‘Replica’ is a “flip book” that can be read from front to back, back to front, or in alternating chapters. How crazy cool does that sound?! Each time you pick it up, it can be like a whole new reading experience! And guess what? You can win 1 of 10 copies RIGHT NOW, ahead of it’s October release.

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Taylor Swift’s #girlsquad is old news, it’s all about the secret societies now…

The girls in ‘The Moonlight Dreamers’ have formed their own secret society where they’re free to dream and hope. And with the super cool mini-site, you’ve got everything you need to create your own!

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WIN! An incredible book bundle, perfect for all Alice in Wonderland fans!

Her hair, once blonde, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood… Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. And to find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice.

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Agh, it sounds so good! We’re suckers for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ retellings, especially when they’re as dark and gritty as this one sounds!

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