Featured: Michelle @ The YA Book Fairy

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Blog name: The YA Book Fairy 

Name: Michelle Doyle

State: Queensland

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How long have you been blogging? 

Since the week before Christmas 2015!

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog? 

Bookish photos and my response to the latest news particularly in regards to literary awards and any news about out literary/publishing bodies

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? 

Starting a second blog dedicated to books!

Share with us some of your favourite genres: 

YA and picture books.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

Favourite books The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher, Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash and my favourite series is the Go Girl series from my junior readings days, they’re  quintessential Aussie childhood stories. 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/50652121-michelle

Featured: Angelya @ Tea in the Treetops

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Blog: Tea in the Treetops

Name: Angelya (or you may know me as Anika)

State: Queensland

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How long have you been blogging? I’ve been co-blogging at Tea in the Treetops for just over two years now, and before that I reviewed books on The Oaken Bookcase for a couple of years. Even before that, I blogged about gaming, and travel! So yeah, it’s been a while now🙂

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog? Our blog is also the home of Tea in the Treetops Podcast. Philippa and I discuss the books we’re reading – usually Fantasy or Sci-fi in a range of age groups. We also have author interviews from time to time and discuss other topics relating to Fantasy or YA books and movies.

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? Meeting the authors has got to be up there. In 2015 we met some amazing authors including two of our favourites, Isobelle Carmody and Sarah J Maas! There were plenty of other authors through last year as well that were so exciting to meet and chat with. 

Share with us some of your favourite genres: Fantasy all the way! I also enjoy Sci-fi and historical fic.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series: Throne of Glass, Harry Potter, The Dark is Rising, Discworld, The Lunar Chronicles… sooo many more, how can I choose?


Twitterhttp://twitter.com/oakenbookcase

Instagram: instagram.com/anni.treetops/

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5948834-angelya-tea-in-the-treetops

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/tea-in-treetops-11006617

Featured: Sarah @ The Adventures of SacaKat

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Blog name: The Adventures of SacaKat 

Name: Sarah

State: NSW

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How long have you been blogging?

Since October 2013

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog?

On Sundays I do a Bookish Babble post; I share book related quotes, facts, jokes, memes etc. that I find and like. It’s my excuse for spending so long trolling the internet for bookish awesomeness🙂. On Wednesdays I post Book Reviews. On Fridays I do a Flash Fiction post or some sort of My Life post.

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career?

I was really chuffed with the ARC’s I managed to receive last year :) Also I’m really happy with the way my blogs balanced now. I really didn’t have a clue what I was doing when I started, but I feel like I’ve found the perfect ‘rhythm’ now.

Share with us some of your favourite genres:

I love them all, except non-fiction, I like my books to be an escape from the real world. I read everything from contemporary YA to Adult crime thrillers. But the majority of my reads are YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi, with some Paranormal Romance thrown in as a guilty pleasure. Hmmm I guess the short answer could have been ‘YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi’ lol.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

Oh man! How to narrow it down! All time childhood favourite series that I will love forever: Harry Potter. A new series to me that I know I will now love forever: Saga. My top two standalones that make me warm and fuzzy inside: Albert of Adelaide and Pride and Prejudice.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22842001-harry-potter-and-the-prisoner-of-azkaban

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15704307-saga-volume-1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18892350-albert-of-adelaide

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25419886-pride-and-prejudice

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahSacaKat

Instagram: http://instagram.com/sarahsacakat

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8031946.Sarah_Fairbairn

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/adventures-sacakat-13661209

Featured: Alyssa @ Alyssa is Reading

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Blog name + Link: alyssaisreading

Name: Alyssa

State: NSW

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How long have you been blogging? 

Since June 2015

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog? 

A lot of tags, posts about movies and TV shows. I just started doing features, where I have posts about new books/authors/bookish shops, etc.

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? 

I recently hit 125 followers🙂 and there was one day where I reached over 100 views on one day🙂

Share with us some of your favourite genres: 

I am a big contemporary person, I hardly read any high fantasy books.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series: 

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Duology, The Mortal Instruments Series, The Infernal Devices Trilogy

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Twitter:  @alyssaisreading

Instagram: @alyssaisreading

Goodreads: goodreads.com/alyssaisreading

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/alyssaisreading-14554309

Featured: Nicole @ Nicole Has Read

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Blog name: Nicole Has Read

Name:  Nicole

State: Vic

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How long have you been blogging?  

For almost 5 years now (It’ll be 5 years in March). I started just to keep track of what I was reading (before I knew of Goodreads) as I’d just read The Jane Austen Book Club for the second time without realising it until I got to the end.

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog?

I mostly do reviews, but the occasional author guest post or Q&A will also appear. I’m looking at new features for this year.

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? 

The first time I received an unsolicited ARC was pretty special, but the best part is getting to interact with my favourite authors. Meeting authors and having them recognise my name from the blog or twitter still shocks me. The day Robin Hobb shared one of my posts on her Facebook page was extraordinary. I got around 1000 hits in an hour and couldn’t figure out what was going on. For her to acknowledge my post was pretty special. 

Share with us some of your favourite genres:

In both YA and adult I love fantasy, sci-fi and contemporaries. I will read just about anything. Except poetry.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

International: I love Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series. Maggie Steifvater’s Raven Cycle, everything by Julie Kagawa. I love Robin Hobb’s books, she has created an amazing world.

Australian: I love the Every series by Ellie Marney, the Tomorrow series by John Marsden will always be a favourite.  Illuminae and Risk were two of my favourites in 2015.

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Twitter: @nicolehasread

Instagram: @nicole_has_read

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7255570-nicolehasread

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/nicoleg75-11124691 

Featured: Rebecca @ BeccaTheBookReviewer

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BookTube name: BeccaTheBookReviewer 

Name: Rebecca
State: Victoria

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How long have you been blogging? 

I started about three years ago on and off, but in the past year and a half I have started to be a lot more frequent.

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog? 

Book tags and book discussions such as How I Read So Much (Last year I read 150 books!)


What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? Having authors recognising me, making book friends and starting to become a lot more prouder of my content


Share with us some of your favourite genres: 

I love all! But some of my favourites are contemporary, dystopian and fantasy!


Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, anything by the queen Sarah J. Mass, Melissa Keil (who’s Australian!!) and obvs Harry Potter!

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beccathebookrev
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9467231-rebecca

Featured: Eugenia @ Genie In A Book

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Blog name + Link: Genie In A Book 

Name: Eugenia

State: NSW

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How long have you been blogging? 

At Genie In A Book since September 2014

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog? 

Blog tours, Top Ten Tuesdays and other memes, my weekly news updates, discussions and other features which are currently in the works!

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career? 

Spending time with other members of the Aussie YA blogging community at events like the Hachette Blogger nights, Penguin Teen Australia Live and BTCYA have been fantastic! Getting the chance to meet other like-minded bookworms in person is always a great experience, and provides another opportunity to fangirl about the novels we’re excited about. Having a snippet of my review featured inside a book was also pretty exciting for me (If I Speak True by Jessica L. Brooks). 

Share with us some of your favourite genres: 

Obviously YA will always be special to me, and within that I’ll be open to pretty much anything from historical fiction, a sci-fi adventure, contemporary romance and everything in between. Each of those sub-genres have novels which I’ve loved, and the great thing about YA is that it holds such a diverse range of titles which is being expanded all the time with the new releases we try to keep track of!

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

Define ‘some’? I’ll try not to ramble on too much here, but there are a ‘few’ books which are some all-time favourites of mine:

  • Spark/Stray by Rachael Craw – the perfect balance between scifi/contemporary/thriller
  • Flora series by Jessica L. Brooks – magical realism at its finest
  • The Beast’s Garden/Bitter Greens/The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth – magnificent fairytale retellings, beautifully told
  • The Rosie Black Chronicles by Lara Morgan – the series that first made YA scifi a standout to me
  • Anything by Jackie French, especially her Matilda saga which I’m currently reading the latest book of (The Ghost by the Billabong)
  • Thrillers by Rebecca James, contemporaries by Sarah Ayoub and Gabrielle Tozer, Justine Larbalestier’s thought-provoking reads, scifi’s co-written by Amie Kaufman..basically ALL THE AUSSIE YA. 

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Twitter: @Genie_inabook

Instagram: genie_inabook

Goodreads: Eugenia (Genie In A Book) https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14570984-eugenia-genie-in-a-book

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/genie-in-a-book-12737081

Featured: Jodie @ Words Read & Written

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Blog name: Words Read & Written 

Name: Jodie

State: NSW

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How long have you been blogging?

Since September 2013

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog?

Author Interviews, Book Recommendations, Bookish Product Highlights, Reading Discussions. 

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career?

I’ve really enjoyed interviewing some amazing authors – Sarah J Maas, CJ Duggan. My interview archives are starting to look really amazing. 

Share with us some of your favourite genres:

I love Contemporary Romance novels the best. Both in young adult and new adult categories. 

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

The Selection series by Kiera Cass. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Anything by Sarah Dessen or Olivia Cunning. 

Twitter: @jodie_llewellyn

Instagram: jodiel1986

Goodreads: wintervixen86

Bloglovin’: jodiellewellyn

Featured: Michelle & Ely @ Tea & Titles

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Blog name: Tea & Titles

Name: Michelle and Ely

State: Michelle lives in Victoria and Ely is currently in England (but will be back in Victoria next year)

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How long have you been blogging?

Not very long really, we are a new blog and have only been blogging for three months.

Other than reviews what can we expect to see at your blog?

Lots of book recommendations, we have recommendations coming out of our….brains. We also post topical discussions like this one we did on Disability in YA: http://www.teaandtitles.com/?p=143

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career?

Well this is a hard one to answer since we are new to this but I’d have to say getting to run this blog with my best friend is a great highlight.

Share with us some of your favourite genres:

We both love contemporaries but also enjoy fantasies, dystopians, mysteries the like as long as it’s YA.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon, The Winners Curse series by Marie Rutkoski, Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee, The Every Series by Ellie Marney, Percy Jackson (obvs) by Rick Riordan and Harry Potter by JK Rowling.

We don’t currently have accounts strictly for our blog yet but have our own accounts.

Twitter: Michelle-https://twitter.com/LovelyGirlReads / Ely- https://twitter.com/elysiumjayne

Instagram:Michelle- @LovelyGirlReads Ely-  @elyjayne

Goodreads: Michelle- https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3768584-michelle-tea-titles Ely- https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6671085-ely-tea-titles

Bloglovin’: Tea and Titles –https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/tea-titles-14337833

Featured: Romi @ Where the Writer Comes to Write

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Blog: Where the Writer Comes to Write

Name: Romi

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How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for five whole years, come November, though I’ve only celebrated… one of those years. Evidently, this calls for a massive celebration this year!

Other than reviews, what can we expect to see at your blog?

I do a bunch of features like my “Books for when you’re…” series of posts, where I come up with a topic (a sobbing mess, wanting to be somewhere else, wanting a character with determination) and then recommend a couple of books/characters that I feel fit the subject. I also have a “Character Takeover” feature, where I show a selection of items that I think a character would use/like/wear.

What are some of the highlights of your blogging career?

Getting to do interviews with some of my longtime favourite authors has been absolutely incredible, and though that’s not something I’ve done for a while I’m hoping to bring forward a few this year! Another massive highlight has been meeting all the lovely, amazing book bloggers that make up out community. I haven’t been able to real-life meet any of them yet, but the community spirit, kindness and friendship is so… incredible. I’m so grateful to the bloggers who make up this community!

Share with us some of your favourite genres:

Dystopian and Fantasy, the former being my last favourite and the latter my current. Right now Fantasy has everything I want and everything I need, with heroines and heroes who are fantastic and witty and clever and generally amazing, plot lines that are stunning and magic. MAGIC! I have a bit of a thing for magic. I am also constantly surprising myself with the fact my two all time favourite books are non-fiction and I never read non-fiction.

Share with us some of your favourite books/series:

I’m currently rereading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke which has done the amazing and gotten me into and out of a reading slump in 90 pages. That’s the first “big” book I ever read and I have such fond memories of the whole series, it really got me into reading older level books and made me passionate about a series, characters, books. I also have a passion for the Throne of Glass series, My Family and Other Animals (or any Durrell for he is a king of words), the Ouran High School Host Club manga series and the Wandering Son manga. 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4868422-romi

Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/rief4000-1332577