YALC 2018 |Awesome Authors, Amazing Books & Awful Accessibility

I return from my first ever YALC!

Last week I posted about my plans to attend the YA Lit Con in London for the first year and wanted to do a little round-up because, unsurprisingly, I picked up a lot of fantastic books, met some great people and attended some interesting panels that I wanted to share with you all.

Unfortunately, not every aspect of YALC was as great as it could have been and, quite frankly, the accessibility was appalling. I posted about it a lot on twitter at the time but wanted to be able to go a bit more in-depth about what actually happened and what could have been done differently to make the entire experience enjoyable.

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YALC 2018 | The Final Countdown + Plans

This year will be my first year at YALC and I am so excited for many, many reasons. For those who don’t know about YALC (like me last year!), it’s a YA Lit Convention happening in London this weekend! Lots of authors will be attending to talk on panels and sign books, there are lots of stalls giving away review copies and selling bookish merch, and lots of book bloggers will be in attendance too!

4 days to go!

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ARC Review: The Belles | Scandalous Secrets, Powerful Magic & Revolutionary Ideals

TITLE: The Belles
AUTHOR: Dhonielle Clayton
SERIES: The Belles
RELEASED: February 2018; Disney-Hyperion
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Commodification of women’s bodies, magic, beauty, court politics, secrets and danger
REPRESENTATION:
women of colour (MC and side), f/f (side), body sizes 
CONTENT WARNINGS:
discussions of fatphobia, slavery, death of a queer character, emotional abuse and intimidation

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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