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“13 Days of Midnight”: prepare for a scare with Orchard Books new YA novel

Get ready for a spooky read that’ll have you turning pages late into the night, starring the YA scene’s newest hero, Luke Manchett.

Created by debut author, Leo Hunt, and taken on by Orchard Books for publishing, ‘13 Days of Midnight’ opens just as Luke inherits a whopping $6 million – as well as 8 murderous ghosts.

Heads up: we cannot guarantee ping-pong playing ghosties.

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Carter, Allie, Sylvain and Eleanor in front of Cimmeria Academy

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the ‘Night School’ web series trailer a whole 24 hours before ANYONE else.

Throw in an attractive guy to the mix of a book trailer and you’ve got our attention. It just so happens to be a fudging awesome book too, nipple and a great read, that’s what we call win-win.

Carter rises from the waters

Following the success of the ‘Night School’ series CJ Daugherty’s treated us this festive season to a series of short films. It’s your lucky day because we’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer a whole 24 hours before ANYONE else.

For more information on the ‘Night School’ series, click here. 

Carter rises from the waters

FIRST LOOK: Brand new ‘Night School’ web series

We’ve been a little obsessed over the ‘Night School’ series here at Maximum Pop! for a while now. There’s nothing better than getting lost in the plot and imagining we’re part of that elusive school, we’re pretty sure we could kick some ass too.

If you’re anything like us, it’s time to put down your hot chocolate and listen up. For the first time in the UK there will be a ‘Night School’ web series launching in December, eek! Continue reading

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MP!er Katie-Louise shares her thoughts on captivating historic fiction ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ by Cat Winters

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Katie-Louise shares her thoughts on ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ the well-crafted coming-of-age story by Cat Winters.

CureforDreaming_finalcoverDescribe the plot of ‘The Cure Of Dreaming’ in a tweet – less than 140 character, please! 

A girl fighting for women’s rights, is hypnotized into being able to see people’s true intentions which changes her life forever
 
What genre would you class the book as?
History/Fiction

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MP!er Katharine shares her thought on the feminist alternative universe of ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ by Cat Winters

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Katharine shares her thoughts on ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ the well-crafted Feminist alternative historical fantasy story by Cat Winters.

CureforDreaming_finalcoverDescribe the plot of ‘The Cure Of Dreaming’ in a tweet – less than 140 character, please!
Olivia’s father tries to use hypnotism to force her to become the obedient, demure young lady he thinks she should be. His plan backfires!

 

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MP!er Gemma shares her thoughts on the historical fiction ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ by Cat Winters

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Gemma shares her thoughts on ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ the well-crafted coming-of-age story by Cat Winters.

CureforDreaming_finalcoverDescribe the plot of ‘The Cure Of Dreaming’ in a tweet – less than 140 characters, please! 
A suffragists father gets his daughter hypnotised to rid her of her dreams for women’s rights, and she ends up with a gift neither of them were expecting.

What genre would you class the book as?
Historical fiction.

What was the best bit?
I don’t really have a best bit as I loved the book as a whole. I loved seeing Henry and Olivia’s relationship develop and how you could tell Henry cared for Olivia and gave her an interesting gift. You see her grow from a young girl to an independent woman. Continue reading

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MP!er Sharon shares her thoughts on ‘SICK’ by Tom Leveen which left her dreaming of zombies

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Roisin shares her thoughts on ‘Sick’ by Tom Leveen. His first step into the realms of horror YA fiction.

 

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Good story that moves a good pace, I really love the black pages between the chapters, that have extra zombies on them everytime you look. The timeline is very good and shows how fast this illness is taking over!

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MP!er Jennifer shares her thoughts on ‘beginning of a living nightmare’ novel ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ by Cat Winters

YOU REVIEW: MP!er Jennifer shares her thoughts on ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ the well-crafted coming-of-age story by Cat Winters.

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Describe the plot of ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ in a tweet – Less than 140 characters please!
Olivia Meads birthday falls on Halloween. She goes to the theatre with her friends and goes on stage to be hypnotised. That night was the beginning of a living nightmare for her.

What genre would you class the book as?
Historical Fiction

What was the best bit?
The best part of the story was when Henry gave Olivia a pair of bicycle bloomers. It was a touching scene where Olivia burst into tears of happiness. The bloomers were a sign that Henry supported women’s suffrage and wanted Olivia to have freedom to ride a bike in safety (no long skirt flapping around the pedals).

Anything you didn’t like?
I didn’t like the fact that men thought that they were better than women and that women were stupid.

Would you recommend ‘The Cure For Dreaming’ to your friends?
Definitely! I already have to a few of my friends.

Do you think it would appeal to girls or boys more? Or both?
I think it would appeal more to girls because of the suffragist movement storyline. It’s also an interesting read for anyone who’s interested in historical fiction regardless of gender.

Anything else you’d like to tell us about ‘The Cure For Dreaming’?
Set in 1900 the story is about a 17 year old girl (Olivia Mead) her fight for women to gain the vote and her fathers actions to stop her becoming unfeminine. Her father pays the hypnotist to rid her mind of all thoughts about her further education and her dream to be a journalist.

A story well told, I couldn’t put this book down! I’m looking forward to reading the next book by Cat Winters.

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