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MP!er Charlotte says ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ is her all-time favourite books! Find out why.

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Charlotte applied to be part of Maximum Pop!’s Book Club, you know what that means? FREE BOOKS! Let’s see what she thought about Paige McKenzie’s YouTube channel turned lit ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, it’s SPOOKY!

Name: Charlotte Jones
Age: 15
Favourite song at the moment: Golden – The Vamps

Continue reading MP!er Charlotte says ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ is her all-time favourite books! Find out why.

You Review: We need 10 MP!ers to review ‘Talon’ and ‘Rogue’ by Julie Kagawa.

The dragons are coming…

Prepare for a new fantasy series that’s going to have you questioning everyone and everything around you. Julie Kagawa’s ‘Talon’ series sees these once-hunted creatures gain safety and grow in numbers by covertly assuming the form of humans.

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If you’re brave enough to give Julie’s ‘Talon’ and second book in the series ‘Rogue’ (released May 7th) a cheeky read & review for Maximum Pop! fill out the form below. If you’re one of the lucky reviewers picked you’ll get your review published on MP! for the whole world, including the dragons to see.

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MP!er Roisin shares her thoughts on the slightly creepy fantasy ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ by Paige McKenzie

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Roisin applied to be part of Maximum Pop!’s Book Club, you know what that means? FREE BOOKS! Let’s see what she thought about Paige McKenzie’s YouTube channel turned lit ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, it’s SPOOKY!

Name- Roisin
Age- 19
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Favourite song at the moment- Lucy Hale ‘Loved’

Describe the plot of ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!

Ghost haunting, slightly creepy fantasy book with a slight bit of unintentional romance.

Continue reading MP!er Roisin shares her thoughts on the slightly creepy fantasy ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ by Paige McKenzie

MP!er Katherine shares her thoughts on the ghostly activity in ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ by Paige McKenzie

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Katherine applied to be part of Maximum Pop!’s Book Club, you know what that means? FREE BOOKS! Let’s see what she thought about Paige McKenzie’s YouTube channel turned lit ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, it’s SPOOKY!

Name: Katherine
Age: 14
Favourite song at the moment: ‘Worship’ by Years & Years and ‘Kid In Love’ by Shawn Mendes.

Describe the plot of ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters please!
Sunshine meets something not quite right for a normal mind… Can she get people to believe her, even when someone close to her is gone?

Continue reading MP!er Katherine shares her thoughts on the ghostly activity in ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’ by Paige McKenzie

Say hello to the new Jace Wayland in ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’. You may recognise him.

TMI fans, rejoice!

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Remember when we mentioned The Mortal Instruments would be turned into a ABC Family drama? Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace Wayland for ‘Shadowhunters’ and Twitter went into a frenzy. Recognise him?

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‘We All Looked Up': asteroids, age-old philosophers, and the apocalypse, Tommy Wallach tells us all we need to know about his novel

If you’re looking for a book that’s going to wake you up and get you working through your Bucket List, this is it. Prepare for ‘The Breakfast Club’ meets ‘Doomsday’. ‘We All Looked Up’ has all of Team Maximum Pop! raving thanks to its great pacing, thought-provoking premise and irreverent humour.

Tommy Wallach’s debut YA novel, ‘We All Looked Up’ is the thoughtful and uplifting story of four very different teenagers on the cusp of graduation, and how they deal with the fact that in 2 months, a massive meteor may or may not obliterate the Earth. Yikes.

MP!’s editor Olly got to the chance to have an exclusive in-depth chat with Tommy about his new book, touching on everything from Philosophy for Dummies to awkward end-of-the-world high-school sex.

Did you have an intention or purpose when you wrote the book? It doesn’t feel like you just wanted to tell the story of 4 high school kids?
Indeed! It was always very important to me that WALU would be about more than just the “plot” (asteroid coming at the earth in six weeks, with a 2/3 chance of colliding and killing everybody), which is why only a small portion of the novel really deals with the practical aspects of an impending apocalypse. I was most inspired by Lars von Trier’s film ‘Melancholia’, which uses an incoming asteroid as a metaphor for depression. I didn’t use the asteroid in quite the same way, but it’s still functioning symbolically, in that our lives are, in a way, constantly under threat. The question is how we make meaning out of the time we’re given. Continue reading ‘We All Looked Up': asteroids, age-old philosophers, and the apocalypse, Tommy Wallach tells us all we need to know about his novel

Meet your new life mentor and author, Marcus Butler. He’s releasing a book!

We don’t know what the deal is with all YouTubers releasing books, but what we do know is that our reading list keeps growing. Not that we’re complaining.

Marcus Butler is the newest YouTube author releasing a book. This time, it’s a lifestyle book and is a guide for you lot to learn from. With advice for coping with bullying, school, healthy living and much more, Mr Butler promises it’ll teach you a lesson or two.

So, what you need to know is that Marcus’ book ‘Hello Life’ is currently on pre order here for the UK and here for the US and will be out this July. He plans on doing a book tour for the UK and Ireland and if the book does well (we’re sure it will) then it will be released worldwide. Woohoo!

What do you think? Excited? Are you going to preorder? Tweet us thoughts over @maximumpop, pls.

Friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Be the FIRST to see Holly Bourne’s ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ book cover.

We know there’s nothing better than snuggling down after a stressful day and getting lost in the characters and sometimes an entirely different universe of a good book.

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Well it’s about time we introduced you to your next must-read YA fiction brought to you by Holly Bourne the author of ‘Soulmates’ and ‘The Manifesto on How to be Interesting’.

‘Am I Normal Yet?’ is a no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life.

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Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks.

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now she’s almost off her meds, going to parties and making friends, she’s ready for the next step: dating. But relationships can mess with anyone’s head – something that Evie’s new friends Amber and Lottie know only too well. The trouble is, if Evie won’t tell them her secrets, how can they stop her making a huge mistake?   

We think Holly’s got it spot on, it is hard being a girl. Sometimes boys just don’t understand that do they?

‘Am I Normal Yet?’ is out 1st August 2015, but you can pre-order it from Amazon by clicking the link, right here.

‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl': When Paige McKenzie isn’t writing awesome YA novels, she’s fawning over puppies – check out her latest Instagram video

Dog people are good people. If someone doesn’t like dogs, you know there is something wrong with them, and if a dog doesn’t like them – you know to stay far, far away.

Neither is the case for our latest fave YA author, Paige McKenzie, the genius behind ‘The Haunting of Sunshine Girl’, as she meets puppies in the street in Texas.

We wish we were there – they’re all so fuzzy and cute!

Dogs dogs everywhere! I want them all! #texas #dogsofinstagram. #puppies #puppy #rescue #dogs

A video posted by Paige McKenzie (@hauntedsunshine) on

MP!er Leanne shares her thoughts on the cleverly written ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ by Mario Routi

MP!er Leanne shares her thoughts on Mario Routi’s ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’, this book transports the reader millions of miles away!

Name: Leanne O Reilly
Age: 19
Favourite song at the moment: Echosmith – Tell Her You Love Her

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Princess Leylah is really caught in a situation in this book; trying to deal with the fact she’s the last oracle, boy troubles and a war on the horizon, Leylah must figure out how to get through it all, while trying not to end up dead. All the while Rebecca has a fight of her own on her hands, and a whole different kind of ugly is planning on invading earth. Continue reading MP!er Leanne shares her thoughts on the cleverly written ‘Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle’ by Mario Routi