Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sibella Asher from YA Book Reviews

Today please welcome Sibella Asher, who blogs at YA Book Reviews.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

Well I'm going to be honest here. My blog has such a boring name. The reason behind that is, the day I was making my blog, I was not feeling very creative. I just couldn't find it in me to come up with something that is clever or fun. I would change my blog name in a second if I could come up with a name that I actually liked.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for (As of Semptember 2013) a total of 9 months. 

What genres do you write about most, and why?

My blog focuses on YA books and YA books only. I only review YA books because they are my favorite EVER and they are the genre of books that I read the most.

What's your earliest memory of reading?

My earliest memory of reading is when I was about 6 or 7 years. I was given a Magic Treehouse book. I think that it was Saber-tooth at Sunset by Mary Pope Osborne. After reading that in 2 days I discovered my love of reading. :)

What was the first book you read over and over, or the book you've reread the most?

Th first book I reread was Need by Carrie Jones. I love all of the books in the Need Series.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

It's fine to write in books as long as they belong to you. If they belong to you, you can do whatever you want with them and nobody can tell you different.

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...

never going to be full.

My TBR pile is...

always being added to.

What's a book that's changed your life?

A book that changed my life...hmmm. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi? It reminded me that people have very strong emotions and that people have tons of secrets that they keep well hidden inside the deepest parts of themselves.

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?

I seem to be the only one in the history of the universe that doesn't like The Maze Runner by James Dashner. It's disappointing because the book has so much hype over it because of the movie and I'm not involved in the excitement.

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

Not feeling like reading? Is that contagious? Just kidding, just kidding. When I'm not reading, I'm probably writing or drawing. 

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?

I hated the movie adaption of Beautiful Creatures. The book was fantastic and the movie did not due it justice. They just changed so much! So much in fact that it would be almost impossible for them to make a Beautiful Darkness movie without completely changing the storyline.

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?

YA Lit Reviews From a Librarian
Pika Pages

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at

Exacting Reader!


Thank you for joining us today, Sibella Asher! Remember to check out Sibella Asher's blog, YA Book Reviews, and leave a comment or question.


  1. And I am an idiot. Instead of putting my favorite book to movie adaption. I put my least favorite.

    To answer that question correctly, my favorite book to movie adaption is probably The Hunger Games :)

  2. Thanks for joining us Sibella!

    You are not an idiot! I think we can gather which way you were going with the movie adaptation! I have yet to see Beautiful Creatures or read the book, BUT I do love The Hunger Games!! :)


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