The Start of Me and You review for the Zoella & Friends book club

My official Zoella & Friends review for The Start of Me & You by Emery Lord is now LIVE on the WH Smith website! It’s the focus fortnight for this book, so I would *love* to hear your thoughts. Have you read it? What do you think of Paige and her plan for happiness? Is Emery Lord now your favourite contemporary YA author? (Spoiler alert: she is mine!) 

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Zoella & Friends book club, exclusive to WH Smiths!

Hello everyone – big news… 

I’m super excited to announce that I’m going to be part of the Zoella & Friends book club, exclusive to WH Smith! 

I absolutely love my two book choices: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord & The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. They’re both incredibly captivating reads, for totally different reasons – and I’m excited for readers to get stuck in over the summer.

Of course, I’m constantly pushing books on all my friends and family so it’s exciting to be able to do that on a much bigger scale – and I know that having The Potion Diaries on the first Zoella Book Club list helped me reach so many new readers. I’m so awed by the work that Zoe has done to boost teen reading in the UK and around the world, and I’m proud to call her my friend – both in terms of the book club and in real life!

Make sure to check out for reviews and exclusives throughout the summer. And be sure to tweet me @amy_alward with any comments you have about the books – or tag me on instagram @amyalward with your pics! 

Happy summer reading!