Cast your minds back to 2011, the year of Keek and the musical births of One Direction and Ed Sheeran. Ahh simpler times and Zayn was still in 1D. We’re not crying, it’s allergies.
In this throwback video clip, Niall and Harry make some not-so-sweet tunes on their guitars (no offence), whilst Ed raps about Harry, and Liam stares lovingly at Ed. #Ediam aka worst ship name ever. We have no idea where Louis and Zayn are but they were probs frolicking in the fields somewhere.
Continue reading Flashback Friday: That time when Ed Sheeran jammed with One Direction and it was fetus AF
Summer is reading. The actual dictionary definition* of summer is building a book fort and spending six weeks reading. That’s a lot of pressure for the book that kicks it all off, so we’re going to help you choose!
*well, okay, maybe not quite…
Continue reading Quiz: Let us help you find the perfect book to kick off your summer reading!
Who actually uses Siri, unless it’s for the bants or hiding a dead body? (We wish we could still ask that!) But here is what could make Siri and Apple a million times better. Two words: One Direction. Forget Siri’s boring voice and say hello to Harry Styles.
Ryann Minajj did the first video of 1D as Siri and we’re totes loving Sarah’s aka Queen Halo’s version, they should definitely do a collab about our faves. If you’re in a need of a giggle, give this a watch.
Continue reading This awesome YouTuber imagined if One Direction was Siri and now we need Apple to make it happen ASAP
Fifth Harmony just dropped ‘7/27’, it’s actually happened and we can’t quite believe it. We’ve waited so long and they’ve finally offered up our new holy bible to sing along to.
We’re loving the album and have had it on blast for most of the day, but yet again we can’t choose a favourite. Do you have one? Take our poll and let us know which tune makes you groove.
Continue reading VOTE: Which Fifth Harmony song from ‘7/27’ is your ultimate fave?
If you’ve always wondered what a Fifth Harmony and One Direction baby might look like, you’re in luck. ‘E News’ had the girls use the Snapchat filters and things got a bit terrifying when Camila swapped with Harry Styles’ face.
Not only did they swap with 1D but Camila became one with Justin Bieber (equally terrifying), Lauren was the cutest dog ever and Normani makes quite a hot Kanye West.
Continue reading Fifth Harmony face swapped with One Direction and our lives will never be the same again
This series has everything we could ask for in a trilogy: steaming hot romance, a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ re-telling, characters we can’t help but love and a story so gripping that it makes us get ragey when we have to put the book down. And now the third and final book is getting closer…
But before we have it in our grubby little hands, it needs a title and a cover.
Continue reading Cover Reveal: The title and cover for Catherine Doyle’s third and final book in the ‘Blood for Blood’ trilogy is here!
Your characters are the most important part of your novel. It’ll be them that your readers fall in love with, want for their BFFs and rally for. But how do you create those characters?
Continue reading Writing YA: Who are your characters?
It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has lyrics that are so amazing that someone could write a novel using only her songs. Her songs stay in our hearts the way really good novel quotes do.
But can you tell the difference between Taylor Swift lyrics and classic novel quotes? Take this quiz to find out! Don’t forget to tweet us how well you did at @maximumpop.
Continue reading QUIZ: Are these Taylor Swift lyrics or classic novel quotes?
Goldy Moldavsky’s ‘Kill the Boyband’ is a homage to fandom and fangirls. When four friends miss out on tickets to an intimate The Ruperts gig, they book a room in the same hotel as the boys, determined to meet them. And they end up accidentally kidnapping one of the boys…
Needless to say, we had quite a few questions for Goldy!
Continue reading “I would never want to incur the wrath of fangirls. I know how powerful they are”: A Q&A with Goldy Moldavsky
Remember a few days ago when we told you first that Louisa Johnson was about to drop a HUGE new collab on our unsuspecting ears?
Well she’s only gone and done it hasn’t she!
Her new single with Clean Bandit is right there at the top of Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist in all its glory.
Continue reading LISTEN: ‘X Factor’ winner Louisa Johnson’s collab with Clean Bandit is out now and it’s EVEN better than ‘Rather Be’