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MP!er Georgina reviews Jenny Mclachlan ‘Sunkissed’ full of ‘humour, romance and adventure’.

‘Sunkissed’ is one of our fave summer reads. Funny, cute, and jammed pack with ridiculousness and wacky goings on, we couldn’t help but fall in love – and neither could all of you, by the sounds of things.

MP!er Georgina applied to our You Review in exchanged for an honest review. Check out just how much she loved it:

GeorginaName: Georgina

Age:22

Favourite Holiday Location: I like a good old UK holiday! Seaside anyone!? XD

Have you read any of Jenny McLachlan’s books before? If not, would you consider reading them after reading ‘Sunkissed’? I haven’t read any books by Jenny McLachlan before but after reading ‘Sunkissed’ I will definitely be checking out more of her work!

Is ‘Sunkissed’ what you expected? Absolutely not! I was expecting a sweet holiday romance story but what I got was something surprisingly different! This story has a little of everything! Humour, romance and adventure! A lovely mix if you ask me! Continue reading MP!er Georgina reviews Jenny Mclachlan ‘Sunkissed’ full of ‘humour, romance and adventure’.

MP!er Naomi reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Vibrant & Beautiful’ ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you are an avid reader looking for a new read or someone who hasn’t ventured further than the Twilight Saga or Harry Potter potter at the thought of a ‘blah’ experience. We have the perfect thing to get you back on that literature horse. Well Robyn Schneider does, it’s her book not ours…

Our mate and MP!er Naomi applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on her bucket list shall we?

mp_booksName: Naomi

Age: 14

One thing on your bucket list: To meet the 1975

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books? Yes, I had heard about Robyn Schneider before reading this book but I actually had never read one of her books before. I will definitely be picking up more of her books.

What do you think of the cover? I thought that the cover was breathtaking and absolutely beautiful. It was so creative and I loved it! Continue reading MP!er Naomi reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Vibrant & Beautiful’ ‘Extraordinary Means’.

MP!er Madiya reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘vibrant & beautiful’ ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you’re looking for a new book to sweep you off your feet and carry you out of the darkness of “meh” literature, then Robyn Schneider is your girl. Well, at least we at MP! think so.

Our pal and MP!er Madiya applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on her bucket list shall we?

MadiyaName: Madiya

Age: 20

One thing on your bucket list: To visit Edinburgh!

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books?I had heard of her on Twitter and I know her debut novel was being recommended to fans of John Green and Stephanie Perkins. But now having finished Extraordinary Means I’ll definitely be picking up The Beginning of Everything.

What do you think of the cover? I really like the cover and the colours that are used. I like the way the lungs are made of tree branches, the portrayal of the lungs is quite beautiful.

ExtraDid this book meet you expectations, or surprise you? I didn’t really know much about the book when I started it but it did surprise me. Robin’s writing style is so rich, vibrant and beautiful, I was instantly hooked!

Who was your favourite character? My favourite character was Lane. I loved reading his growth from the beginning till the end and how his mind set changes when he starts accepting his condition.

Did you have a favourite moment or scene? My favourite scene had to be when they sneak out of Latham and go to Whitley to get some butter beer from Starbucks! I really loved the Harry Potter references in the book.

Were you surprised by the ending? Yes and no. While reading it, I did expect someone to die but I didn’t expect it to be who it was!

Rate ‘Extraordinary Means’ out of 10. 8/10

‘It’s perfect for a sunny weekend in the garden’. MP!er Dani reviews Amy Alward’s ‘The Potion Diaries’.

‘The Potion Diaries’ is a fun read packed with magic and wonder. After the princess of Nova poisons herself with her own love potion, the nation is whipped into a frenzy searching for the cure – and talented alchemist Samantha Kemi might just be the girl to find it.

MP!er Dani applied to grab a free copy of ‘The Potion Diaries’ through our Book Club and huzzah! She got one to review.

DaniName: Dani Werner
Age: 24

Had you heard of ‘The Potion Diaries’ before seeing it on Maximum Pop? If so, where did you find out about it?
I heard about The Potion Diaries for the first time when the Young Adult Literature Convention authors were announced. I then saw it popping up frequently on Twitter, and it sounded like so much fun! (And yes, I got my copy signed!)

Favourite thing about the cover?
The cover is seriously cute. The colours really pop, but what I love most is the shiny little crown. :)

Potion DiariesIf you could have any of the potions used in the book, which would it be and why?
I would love to have the potion for intense focus. That would have been so, so useful at school, but I could also put it to good use now at work.

What did you think of the blend between fairy tale magic and the modern day?
I think this was one of my favourite things about the book. In a way, it made the magic more real, since it was coexisting alongside things we use every day. I also like the use of social media, which made it so much more relatable. (‘Why did he unfriend me?!’ – We’ve all been there…) Continue reading ‘It’s perfect for a sunny weekend in the garden’. MP!er Dani reviews Amy Alward’s ‘The Potion Diaries’.

Robyn Schneider provides ‘such vivid imagery through her words’. Wilhelmina reviews ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you’re looking for a new book to sweep you off your feet and carry you out of the darkness of “meh” literature, then Robyn Schneider is your girl. Well, at least we at MP! think so.

Our pal and MP!er Wilhelmina applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on her bucket list shall we?

WilhelminaName: Wilhelmina
Age: 18
One thing on your bucket list: Travel to New Zealand to frolic in Hobbiton (a.k.a. THE SHIRE :D)

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books?Surprisingly enough, no, but she provides such vivid imagery through her words I’d be more than happy to read more of her novels. Often people have compared the novel to John Green’s style but aside from the fact illness in The Fault In Our Stars creates a connection with Schneider’s TB, I believe she has a style particular to herself and it’s both intriguing and captivating. Continue reading Robyn Schneider provides ‘such vivid imagery through her words’. Wilhelmina reviews ‘Extraordinary Means’.

‘It’s so bright and fun!’ MP!er and book blogger Emma reviews Paige Toon’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’.

Life as the undercover daughter of a rock god isn’t going to be easy. How will Jessie adjust to her old boring life again after spending her summer living it up with her dad in LA? With tough decisions ahead (and not just choosing between two hot boys), can she cope juggling her two very different lives? Summer may be over, but Jessie’s story is just beginning…

MP!er and book blogger Emma applied to review Paige Toon’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ through our You Review section and she was a lucky one. Find out her thoughts here.

EmmaName: Emma Poulloura

Age: 26

Had you read the first book in the Jessie Jefferson series? Yes but I think even if I hadn’t there was enough backstory that I would have still enjoyed the book.

What did you think of the cover? I LOVED IT. It’s so bright and fun. It just oozes with Jessie’s personality.  Continue reading ‘It’s so bright and fun!’ MP!er and book blogger Emma reviews Paige Toon’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’.

Get a sneaky peak at Jenn Bennett’s ‘Night Owls’ with Owlet #3 – ‘Rise’.

As we draw ever nearer to the official release of Jenn Bennett’s wonderful YA debut, ‘Night Owls’, Hashtag Reads are helping to ease the mounting tension.

Because they understand the pain of impatience, Hashtag Reads are releasing 3 teaser ebooks – Owlets -in the run-up to August 13th – when ‘Night Owls’ will finally hit shelves. With a sneaky peak inside the book, some extra content from the author, plus information on a fab competition, these Owlets are not to be missed.

Night Owls Rise

Click here for your copy of the first Owlet, ‘Bloom’. If you’ve already devoured that one then you can chow down on the second instalment ‘Celebrate’ here. Continue reading Get a sneaky peak at Jenn Bennett’s ‘Night Owls’ with Owlet #3 – ‘Rise’.

‘So many authors use cliché cliques, but Robin didn’t.’ Kieran reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you’re looking for a new book to sweep you off your feet and carry you out of the darkness of “meh” literature, then Robyn Schneider is your girl. Well, at least we at MP! think so.

Our pal, MP!er and book blogger Kieran applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on his bucket list shall we?

KieranName: Kieran

Age: 19

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books?
I had heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’, but I’ve never read anything by her. After reading ‘Extraordinary Means’ I’d definitely read more by her!

What do you think of the cover?
I have mixed views on the cover. I really like the colours used and the tone it sets (Using the tree design and making it into a set of lungs), but I’m not entirely fussed on the author font, it looks a little out of place. Continue reading ‘So many authors use cliché cliques, but Robin didn’t.’ Kieran reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Extraordinary Means’.

‘I think the new cover is stunning’ Sophie reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Extraordinary Means’.

If you’re looking for a new book to sweep you off your feet and carry you out of the darkness of “meh” literature, then Robyn Schneider is your girl. Well, at least we at MP! think so.

Our pal, MP!er and book blogger Sophia applied to read ‘Extraordinary Means’ through our You Review section in exchange for an honest review. Let’s see what’s on her bucket list shall we?

SophiaName: Sophia

Age: 17

One thing on your bucket list: Have all the books on my shelves signed (may take some time).

Had you heard of Robyn Schneider before reading ‘Extraordinary Means’? If not, would you consider reading more of her books? I’d heard of her other two books only briefly before. But I’ve already been looking them up since finishing ‘Extraordinary Means’.

What do you think of the cover? I loved it! I think the new cover is stunning and way nicer than the other one I particularly love the significance of lungs as the cover with the theme of TB. I LOVE that the lungs are made of leaves too I can relate it to a lot of the story. Continue reading ‘I think the new cover is stunning’ Sophie reviews Robyn Schneider’s ‘Extraordinary Means’.

MP!er Carly reviews ‘All My Secrets’ by Sophie McKenzie she couldn’t put it down.

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 Carly 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.

Name: Carly Gilson
Age: 15

Was ‘All My Secrets’ what you anticipated? I wasn’t sure to expect from this book as I have read books by the same author in the past and really enjoyed them however this book doesn’t seem to get very good reviews. When I first started the book I thought it went a bit fast to begin with however when I continued reading it I got really stuck into it, and couldn’t put it down! It surpassed any expectations I had, although at the beginning I found the main character, Evie, slightly annoying and some of decisions didn’t seem to be very practical and childish. Continue reading MP!er Carly reviews ‘All My Secrets’ by Sophie McKenzie she couldn’t put it down.