Reviews and interviews

  • Video interview with Luisa Plaja I was thrilled to be interviewed at Newton Abbot College by a student called Natalia, who asked me some great questions about my books and about writing life. Huge thanks to Natalia and also to Ms Slade and Mr Abiks. Watch the interview below. Luisa Plaja at Newton Abbot College from I Abiks on Vimeo. Filmed & edited by ...
  • New reviews and posts… There’s a lovely review of Kiss Date Love Hate written by a young reader in the Guardian: Guardian teen book reviews. “It is so unique, and such an amazing plot, that I was gripped throughout the whole book…” And Booktrust has reviewed Swapped by a Kiss and Kiss Date Love Hate. “Exciting, funny and filled with great characters, ...
  • Kiss Date Love Hate is out now! Kiss Date Love Hate is now available in WHSmith and Waterstone’s, and it’s shipping from Amazon and The Book Depository. Look out for its pinkness! The Kindle e-book and all other e-book formats including Kobo e-book are available right now, and the audiobook has just been released on CD. I’ve been busy writing guest posts and answering ...
  • Booktrust – my tips on book reviewing and blogging Booktrust have revamped their excellent site to provide even greater resources for readers of all ages, including writing tips for teenagers. They kindly invited me to give tips on book reviewing and blogging, and you can now read these on the site. Tips for Starting a Book Blog Tips for Writing Book Reviews Booktrust main page Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like ...
  • Bookhi interviews me   Huge thanks to Zoe from Bookhi for asking me lots of great questions! Read my full interview with Bookhi. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • M@x the dog interviews me Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I was interviewed by M@x the dog from Devon Libraries. Read the full interview here. And you can find out more about the Teenage Flicks book club, which I help with every month, here. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • A couple of new reviews The lovely Raimy at Readaraptor reviews Split by a Kiss.  “I think it’s fair to say that as far as contemporary fiction goes Luisa Plaja is one of the queens. I loved this book and think she got teenage life down to a tee; I really can’t wait to see what else she has in ...
  • Girls Heart Books With huge thanks to Jo Cotterill, Susie Day, Keris Stainton and a whole lot of other wonderful authors (full list below), a joint book blog called Girls Heart Books has launched today! There will be a new blog post every day. Check it out! Contributing authors: Anna Carey, Anne-Marie Conway, Cathy Cassidy, Cathy Hopkins, Diane Messidoro, Fiona Dunbar, Griselda ...
  • Swapped by a Kiss reviewed by Bookhi There’s a wonderful review of Swapped by a Kiss written by 13-year-old Zoe at Bookhi. “To sum up this book in one word it would be . . . funtasticious! I recommend this book for all girl teenagers 11+.” Thank you very much, Zoe! Read the full review. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Fluttering Butterflies reviews Swapped by a Kiss – plus giveaway! Love Month continues on the fabulous book blog Fluttering Butterflies with a lovely review of Swapped by a Kiss. Clover writes, “I really and truly loved these characters, so very real and vulnerable.” Read the full review. The site is also giving away a signed copy of Swapped by a Kiss, open to entrants all over the ...
  • Interview with The Book Slooth Australian book blogger Isme from The Book Slooth recently asked me lots of great questions about reading, writing, life and body-swapping. Read all about it! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Young romance on Fluttering Butterflies I’ve written a guest post for “Love Month” on the wonderful book site Fluttering Butterflies, all about romantic books for younger readers. Visit Fluttering Butterflies to read all about it! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Graphic Novelist Neill Cameron’s fabulous fake Swapped by a Kiss cover Graphic novelist Neill Cameron, author of the fantastic Mo-Bot High, has drawn an amazing fake graphic novel cover for Swapped by a Kiss. Read more about it and see the full picture, including some of the process. I love it all! (And read my review of Mo-Bot High by Neill Cameron – I loved that, too!) Share ...
  • Hey Evellyn! reviews Split by a Kiss Hey Evellyn! is a Brazil-based site and this Split by a Kiss review is in Portuguese, but you can click the online translator at the end for a rough idea of what it says. For example: “Really super recommended!” (Thank you, Evellyn!) Read the full review in Portuguese. Read the full review filtered through a translator. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike ...
  • Swapped by a Kiss reviewed at Bookster Reviews Thanks to Cliona at Bookster Reviews for reviewing Swapped by a Kiss. “This is honestly probably one of the funniest books I’ve ever read! I haven’t read many books that have actually made me laugh out loud. But Luisa Plaja is just such a fantastic author, it’s hard not to laugh!” Read the full review. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like ...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed on BookHi Zoe from teenage book blog BookHi reviewed Split by a Kiss. “It was like I was living her life, as what goes on in school is so realistic. Some bits really made me laugh out loud, this book is hilarious!” Full review on BookHi. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed by Bookster Reviews Thanks to Cliona from Bookster Reviews for her views on Split by a Kiss. “The book is hilarious and really entertaining. I actually found no faults at all with this book – really! And I normally find at least one fault with a book, so it just shows you how brilliant this book is! 5/5, definitely. ...
  • Split by a Kiss reviewed on Writing from the Tub Thanks to Carly Bennett for reviewing Split by a Kiss on her book blog, Writing from the Tub. “It’s like the lovely Luisa took my teenage dream and turned it into possibly the most fun novel I’ve ever read.” Full review on Writing from the Tub. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Write Away review Swapped by a Kiss “By swapping bodies and lives, each friend inevtiably gains a far more thorough understanding of the other – not just their own personal quirks but into their relationships with their family and friends as well. Living your best friend’s life can and does result in outright hilarity at points – a cracking read for fans ...
  • Luisa Plaja on Bookbabblers Bookbabblers is an online book group for children and young adults. Find me at Bookbabblers: Luisa Plaja interview Review of Swapped by a Kiss Luisa Plaja guest post – The Well-Loved Book Look Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • German review of Extreme Kissing 14-year-old Mila Milisavljevic has written a lovely review of the German edition of Extreme Kissing oder: Wie viele Frösche ich küssen musste. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Sabado Sem Nocao (Extreme Kissing in Portuguese) reviews Extreme Kissing is published in Brazil by Editora iD, translated into Portuguese and called “Sábado sem noção”. Read lovely reviews on Rosenwine.com, Livromaníaca, Viaje na Leitura and Viver para Ler, with huge thanks to the reviewers! The reviews are in Portuguese, though some of the sites have built-in basic translators. See also Sábado sem noção on Skoob. Share ...
  • Extreme Kissing’s Portuguese edition vlog Lost in Chick Lit, a Brazilian book blog, features Sabado Sem Nocao (Extreme Kissing’s Portuguese edition) in their ‘in my mailbox’ post. Get a great view of the book, inside and out, from 2:54. Also see EditoraID’s Twitter pic of the outside cover and inside cover. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Reviews of Swapped by a Kiss So Many Books, So Little Time Marjolein Book Blog Bookalicious Ramblings I Was A Teenage Book Geek I Want to Read That The Sweet Bonjour The Beaucoup Review Once Upon a Bookcase The Mile Long Bookshelf Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Reviews of Extreme Kissing Bookbag Wondrous Reads About Books So Many Books, So Little Time Vulpes Libris My Favourite Books Another Book Blog-Whore Marjolein Book Blog Today’s Adventure Shooting Stars Mag Ink and Paper Specials WriteAway Hey, Teenager of the Year I Was a Teenage Book Geek I Want To Read That Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Reviews of Split by a Kiss Bookbag Chicklish Teens Read Too Vulpes Libris Susie Day, author’s blog Tanya Lee Stone, author’s blog Meg Cabot, author’s blog Wondrous Reads So Many Books, So Little Time About Books Another Book Blog-Whore Today’s Adventure Once Upon a Bookcase Hey, Teenager of the Year I Was A Teenage Book Geek Novelicious YA Corner Bookalicious Ramblings Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Interviews from 2010 The Beaucoup Review The Mile Long Book Shelf Marjolein Book Blog J’Adore Books I Want to Read That Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Interviews from 2009 Wondrous Reads So Many Books, So Little Time Sara Hantz, author blog About Books My Favourite Books: Luisa Plaja talks Extreme Kissing, Peter Petrelli and Dario Argento Ink and Paper Specials Hey, Teenager of the Year – Steph Bowe interview The Mile Long Bookshelf Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Interviews from the past Some older interviews with Luisa Plaja Luisa speaks to WriteWords about inspiration, post-feminism and snogging. Alexandra from Chicklish puts Luisa through some kind of interview torture mill, but in a good way Author Amanda Ashby has time for a cup of tea while Luisa waffles on about her favourite book. Luisa explains the ‘national sport’ theory of dating to ...
  • Guest posts from the past Some past appearances on other people’s blogs Guest blog on Teen Book Review – Travelling Trousers and Pants on Fire: When YA Titles Cross the Ocean Lisa Glass’s Top Ten on The Book Depository (Meg Cabot briefly mentions me after I interview her) Meg Cabot says Split by a Kiss is tweet-worthy! Guest blog about zombies for author Amanda ...