Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hello and welcome to Ya-bbering Booklover!

See what we did there... YA... bbering. Yabbering. About YA... I'll stop now. 

Hello all! My name is Rachel and as stated above I am booklover. Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, commercial, translated, literary... I don't care. Give it to me and I'll read it. 

But my first love is YA! It is a love affair that started with Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman and has continued ever since. One of my lifelong reading goals is to find a book that made me feel the way Callum and Sephie did when I was 11. (Upon reflection, 11 was probably a smidge too young to read O&X. Whoops!) 

A bit about me: I am one of the approximate 55% of non-teens reading YA, but given the fact I very much still feel like a Young Adult (I'm 24), I think that's perfectly alright. I am one of the very lucky people working in publishing, and in publicity no less. So my 'job' is to promote books all day long *pinches self*. I work on adult books, mainly non-fiction, but I want to put a clear disclaimer here saying I will never review/comment on a book I am working on professionally on this blog.  

My mission for Ya-bbering Booklover is to read lots of amazing YA, share my thoughts  on them with you all and fingers crossed start some fun discussions. 

I am a voracious attender of all YA related events and I am going to cover those events here too. So if you can't make it, come here for write-ups, pics, videos etc. 

I will also attempt to take part in reading challenges, tags and maybe eventually blog tours... who knows? You'll also see me over on YAChat, YAQuiz and lots of other Twitter discussions. Look forward to chatting with you all there. 

With some my book reviews, I am going to try something a little different. As a bit of a creative, and because words are sometimes not the best way to express myself, I will also be experimenting with a feature I like to call 'Broodle'. That is: 

Book + Review + Doodle = Broodle! 

A more visual approach to book reviewing. So keep your eyes peeled for those coming soon!

So with all the introductions out of the way, lets get on to the main event. My first review to follow will be The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic, Feb 2015).