Review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

If authors were elements, Moïra Fowley-Doyle would be the earth. Her words are dark, soft and soothing, yet they feed and grow a tangle of frightening, unknown things. After many months of wistfully looking at Spellbook of the Lost and Found on my TBR pile, I finally sat and devoured it hungrily within a matter of hours.…… Continue reading Review: Spellbook of the Lost and Found

The importance of being eternally diverse: The Game of Love and Death

It can be said that 2015 is the year of diversity amongst YA novels. There is more demand than ever for diverse characters, diverse authors and diverse issues within YA. Worryingly, the demand for diversity is so high that there are fears it is but a trend that will be left in the dust – alongside books about vampires and dystopian fantasies. (Cough, cough.) If that wasn’t enough motive for concern, there is also the possibility that existing diversity in YA may be swallowed up and forgotten; simply because the call for diverse YA Issues books is so strong.