January Wrap Up

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News

Nemo: You should have noticed by now that this blog has renamed itself from The Moonlight Library to Young Adult At Heart and welcomed a co-blogger, the lovely Taneika from Flipping Through The Pages onboard!

Why the name change?

I have been thinking about getting a co-blogger for a while now, but I didn’t really think The Moonlight Library sounded very much like a group blog. Also I wanted to refocus the blog on reviewing YA books (with the occasional middle-grade) and to be honest, the ‘moonlight’ in the title always made me feel like I needed dark colours to brand the blog and I was more than ready for some bright colours and pastels to fill up my screen.

So with this idea in mind I scored when Tanieka said she’d be my co-blogger and agreed with the name/branding change. Then it was just a question of organising the domain name change and designing up a storm to surprise everyone with the big switchover!

Obviously some things will change with Taneika here. I’m going to limit Stacking the Shelves to the monthly wrap ups, which will free up more space for reviews or discussion posts or whatever we feel like on Saturdays, and we’re moving Buy Borrow Burn from Sundays to Thursdays and launching a new feature for Sundays which will start next week. Of course we’re going to smooth out any bumps along the road and we’re going to have a blast co-blogging!

I hope you like it. You’ll still find the same features here but as a bonus Tanieka will be blogging as well. I’m really excited to start this next step on my blogging journey.


Monthly Wrap Up

Book Reviews:

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On The Box

Glitter Force

Glitter Force is an Engish-dubbed Japanese anime that is basically Power Rangers crossed with Sailor Moon and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It’s all about girl power, the power of friendship, fighting the bad guys with makeup (literally, they put makeup on before they fight), cool catchphrases and huge, colourful, bouncy hair. Sometimes it was so silly I just laughed and sometimes I was so into it I would recite the catchphrases. What can I say, I’m a sucker for bright colours, an all-girl team with different personalities/strengths, and stories about female friendship.

Pan

I wrote a more in-depth review, but basically I wonder if the writers even read the original JM Barrie play/novel because Peter was nothing like play Peter, and Hook was a cowboy, not a pirate, and Tiger Lily was played by a white girl.

The Martian

This was a really good film that I watched in a high state of anxiety because one of my greatest fears (and most irrational, but hey I’m afraid of spiders which is pretty irrational) is getting trapped in space, which is why I still haven’t seen Gravity despite worshipping Sandra Bullock.

Selfie

What an amazing TV show, really sucked me in from the first episode. Karen Gillan’s American accent is on fleek, and she plays a shallow, self-obsessed social media narcissist who wants to ‘change her brand’ and in doing so, ends up changing her life.

Strange Magic

Looking for something family friendly we hadn’t seen before, Hubby and I fell in love with this film after we realised it was using pop songs to help convey the story, like Moulin Rouge. It was awesome and told the story of a tough princess fairy who didn’t believe in love and her ditzy younger sister who fell in love with everyone – until the sister is hit with a love potion and falls in love with their mortal enemy, the Bog King! It was awesome.

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

A French computer animation dubbed in English, I get a thrill every time Marinette transforms into Ladybug. It’s a superhero sitcom reminiscent of Glitter Force and Sailor Moon – except that Ladybug and Cat Noir don’t know each others’ real identities, and did I mention it’s set in PARIS? It’s completely 100% predictable, but that’s part of the enjoyment. I discovered it thanks to Tumblr and it’s showing on ABC iView!

 


Monthly Highlights

I was stop number 4 on the  blog tour for Maria V Snyder’s Night Study!

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About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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