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20,000 page view giveaway

Sunday, April 8, 2018

My humble little blog recently passed 20,000 page views recently. And this happens to be the 201st post! I started this blog in July 2015 just after I'd been to YALC 2015, as I wanted a place to write all my YA book reviews. I was most of the way through completing my MA in Creative Writing with my specialism being in Writing for Children. I had completed my taught modules and had to write an entire novel, which I completed in January 2016. I wrote a 68,000 word novel about a band, set in West Yorkshire where I'm from. I am still in the process of editing it, but I would dearly love to get it sold and published.

In the time that I've had this blog I've expanded it to include reviews of all the books I read. I've written about all the conferences I've been to. I've written about two of the monthly book subscriptions I've had - one of those posts remains one of my most popular (I'm really high up on the google search for it), and through the other I have an affiliate link. It's still in use - you can get 10% off at the Willoughby Book Club by using my link!

I am passionate about YA literature, especially featuring diverse characters and written by authors whose own experiences are similar to those they're writing about. I have so many great books yet to read, and there are more coming out every week. I love the book community I've found myself in, it is mostly a really positive place to dwell, and there are always chats going on with authors which I really like. I have a spreadsheet and a mobile app detailing all the books I own, a huge task which I never would've done had I not had this blog to think about too.

With that in mind, and to say thank you for all the page views, I'd like to do a giveaway. There are three prizes!

The first prize is two YA books of your choice from Wordery.com, up to the value of £15. You can let me know what you'd like and I'll ship them to you

The second prize is these two YA books:


I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan and The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

The third prize is this book:


The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


There are three ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment below telling me a really good YA book you read recently and why you liked it
2) Follow me on Twitter - (@cheaprhyme) - and leave me a comment with your Twitter handle so I can check
3) Retweet my tweet AND be following my account

Doing all three of these things will give you three chances to win!

This giveaway will end on 15th April 2018!

(Please leave your comments separately if entering both ways for ease of counting. Please be sure to leave some method of contacting you in your comment if your profile doesn't include one)

6 comments

  1. Here is number 1 - I just finished Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard which was a recommendation from a friend. I liked it but maybe I didn't LOVE it? I rated it 4/5 on Goodreads, I think it was interesting to read it from the friends point of view and I did find it to be as realistic as I think it would be, having never experienced the subject matter. It was good to read about the experience of someone who was adopted but that not be the main subject of it, actually the more I'm thinking about it the more I like it. It is good to read YA where friendship is the main theme, rather than romance!

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  2. As for my favourite recent YA, I really really loved Far From The Tree by Robin Benway and cried buckets of happy/sad tears for most of the book tbh. I was so glad it had a happy ending, even if everything did tie up a bit neatly.

    I also read Miles Away From You by AB Rutledge yesterday because it's set in Reykjavik and although there were some elements that didn't quite work for me, overall I liked it and especially that the main character and his girlfriend are both fat, although for reasons that would be a spoiler to explain, Miles loses a lot of weight but is really clear about that not making him happy and him being fine with the idea of putting weight back on when his circumstances change.

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