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‘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 her 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.

Madiya reviews the ‘beyond unexpected, shocking and just brilliant’ Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

‘Red Queen’ by Victoria Aveyard is part of Maximum Pop!’s book club for the month of July – and we are loving it. Full of twists and turns, deception and crashing revelations, this is not a book you will be reading slowly. In fact, you may feel the need to power through it in a night – next day grogginess be damned.

MP!er Madiya applied to get her freebie copy of the book so we can see all her thoughts, let’s take a gander shall we?

MadiyaName: Madiya
Age: 20
What did you think of the cover? It’s so gorgeous! The silver crown with the red blood dripping portrays the concept of the novel really well with the red blood portraying the Reds who are commoners and the crown representing the Silvers who are of higher status with powers.

After finishing, ‘Red Queen’, are you excited for the sequel,  ‘Glass Sword’? YES! The ending was just (!!!!!!!!!) It was beyond unexpected, shocking and just brilliant! ‘Glass Sword’ cannot be released fast enough and the cover for it looks incredible. *patiently waits for February

Who was your favourite character? Definitely Mare! I loved her determination and how realistic she was with the things she had to do to survive like stealing for her family and how much she wanted to protect them. I also loved Julian, I really liked finding about his backstory even though it was pretty sad. His story just pulled my heart strings and I need more of him in book two!  Continue reading Madiya reviews the ‘beyond unexpected, shocking and just brilliant’ Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

‘It was packed with adventure, action and I thoroughly enjoyed it’. MP!er Daniel 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 and book blogger Daniel from The Bloggers Bookshop applied to grab a free copy of ‘The Potion Diaries’ through our Book Club and huzzah! She got one to review.

DanielName: Daniel
Age: 22

Had you heard of ‘The Potion Diaries’ before seeing it on Maximum Pop? If so, where did you find out about it?
I had seen the cover briefly in the book community on Twitter but I hadn’t really heard much about it. I had seen the publishing house (Simon & Schuster) promoting it on their Twitter page but besides that I didn’t research it much. If I’m honest the cover had me questioning whether it was for me.

What’s your favourite thing about the cover?
After deciding that I really enjoyed this book, I think the elements that make up the cover really well. Without spoiling too much of the plot, I really enjoy all of the subtle hints to what the ingredients of the love potion could be! Continue reading ‘It was packed with adventure, action and I thoroughly enjoyed it’. MP!er Daniel reviews Amy Alward’s ‘The Potion Diaries’.

Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’ was much more than MP!er Chelsea had anticipated

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 Chelsea 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.

ChelseaName: Chelsea-Candice Hansen-White

Age: 18

Was ‘All My Secrets’ what you had anticipated? It was much more than I anticipated, so much better in fact.

What did you think of the cover? I think the cover is absolutely beautiful. It includes all the main elements of the story too, without giving away anything. Something you don’t realise until after reading. Continue reading Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’ was much more than MP!er Chelsea had anticipated

August is MP!’s first BOOK MONTH: giveaways, interviews, exclusive content and MORE

Calling all book worms and nerdy types: MP! is introducing its very first Book Month. That means for the whole month of August you will be seeing more book content than ever before – interviews, giveaways, exclusive content, cover reveals and a few other things we’ve got up our sleeves.

Now, we don’t want to give away too much, but we will say this: if you love writers like Sarah Crossan, James Dawson, and Victoria Aveyard then MP! is the place to be.

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Continue reading August is MP!’s first BOOK MONTH: giveaways, interviews, exclusive content and MORE

‘It keeps you guessing as you flip over another page’ Melissa reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

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 Melissa 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.

MelissaName: Melissa Butterworth
Age: 19

Was ‘All My Secrets’ what you had anticipated? Definitely not! The title of the book proves that. There are many secrets within this book that just keeps you guessing as you flip over another page.


What did you think of the cover?
I thought the cover of the book was creative. Sometimes a cover of a book can give a lot of the story away. On the other hand this book was different with a simple cover meant none of the mystery of the story was revealed.

Who was your favourite character? Without a doubt Evie Brown. Her story was so absorbing. When reading the story I felt a strong connection to the character as if I knew her. Continue reading ‘It keeps you guessing as you flip over another page’ Melissa reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

‘I could never have guessed the plot twists’ MP!er Abi reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

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 Abi 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: Abi Webster
Age: 19

Was ‘All My Secrets’ what you had anticipated? From reading the blurb, I didn’t really know what to expect from this book or what twists and turns it would involve but as I began to read the first few chapters I could kind of see the direction it was heading in. However I could never have guessed the plot twists that would follow.

All My SecretsWhat did you think of the cover? At first I didn’t quite understand the front cover. It wasn’t until Evie went to Lightsea that I had a lightbulb moment and realised the context of the character on the front of the book. There could have been many other options for what to put on the cover of the book but I think the blurred character was a good choice. Continue reading ‘I could never have guessed the plot twists’ MP!er Abi reviews Sophie McKenzie’s ‘All My Secrets’.

MP!er Georgia reviews Paige Toon’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ she wishes it never ended.

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 Georgia 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.

GeorgiaName: Georgia Faye
Age: 17

Had you read the first book in the Jessie Jefferson series? If not,  did it make sense without it? I have not read the first book but everything made sense to me well most things did! It was very easy to pick up where the first book left off.

What did you think of the cover? I love the cover! I think that the cover introduces the book really well! Continue reading MP!er Georgia reviews Paige Toon’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ she wishes it never ended.