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Meeting Adam Silvera and Celebrating the Harry Potter Anniversary

In June I had the chance to meet one of the best humans (and author!) to ever grace this earth. Adam Silvera was touring the UK promoting History Is All You Left Me! Hearing him speak about his writing was so inspiring and we got a great insight into his writing decisions regarding his latest release.

Here is some fun insider information…the reason why there are two timelines in the book, is so that there is a divide between heart-breaking and happy moments in the story as to not overwhelm the reader with emotional problems. Which is an inevitable side effect from all of Silvera’s books. Severe risk of tear ducks breaking.

If you have not heard of this wondrous publication, History Is All You Left me follows Griffin who has just lost the love of his life after a tragic drowning accident. Now the only person that understands his grief is Jackson, Theo’s new boyfriend. However, as Griffin’s destructive choices and secrets begin to tear him apart, he has to confront his history, no matter how much he needs to move forward.  You want to read it don’t you? Find out more about it here to ease your curiosity.

At the event, Simon and Schuster also revealed the cover of They Both Die At The End, Silvera's new book publishing this September, here we are posing alongside it.

Reading Wrap Up

My reading wrap up for June stood at only one book but it was so incredibly epic, that I have no regrets. I read Royal Bastards by Andrew Schvarts and believe me when I tell you this is the best fantasy that I have encountered. The characters were all so vibrant and accompanied with a very well paced plot, I could not put it down.

It follows a bastard born Tilla, who finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time, which forces her to go on the run with her brother, best friend, the visiting princess and a ruthless Zitocchi warrior. As rebellion and civil war begin to brew, it is up to them to warn the King, but first they have to survive the journey. I, of course, gave this 5/5 stars, find out more about it here, you need this book in your life.  

Harry Potter Celebration

June was also a landmark month as it was the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! This meant my pre-order of the special Slytherin edition arrived on the 1st June and I couldn’t deal with it’s beauty, the extra content is so extensive, from extra insight into your house to character profiles and quizzes.

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I had a mini celebration on my channel by doing the Harry Potter tag, answering all Hogwarts related questions and going all out with green make-up! Check it out in the tweet below- just click the YouTube link!

Comment below which Hogwarts house you belong in! What books did you read in June?  


  1. That is so cool you got to meet Adam! And even got a picture. And your edition of HP is beautiful :)

    1. I love Adam he's so hilarious! The new house editions are gorgeous I'm so happy I bought it


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