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The books to LOVE this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for the lovers. Of people. Of family and friends. And of course books. And so it is only appropriate that we would be sharing out top list of most romantic novels to read and fall in love with this Valentine's! Miss Match by Crystal Cestari Fans of...

The making of Mary’s Monster

Watch the video below to find out how Lita Judge, author and illustrator of Mary's Monster, created her beautiful book. Publishing to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary's Monster is the compelling, and beautifully illustrated, story of...

Crystal Cestari: My #Shelfie

We asked Crystal Cestari, author of Miss Match, to tell us about her #shelfie and it sounds AMAZING! We are definitely inspired to colour coordinate our shelves. I have two main bookshelves, both of which are rainbow colored. As a baby, my crib sheets were...

Inside Lux’s head | The Taste Of Blue Light

I never considered writing The Taste of Blue Light from any other point of view than Lux Langley’s, a 17 year-old whose life unravels after she suffers a blackout while interning at an art gallery. We’re inside her head from the first line – ‘I will find the old Lux...

BKMRK’d – February

The Beatles REALLY should have changed their song lyrics to 'BOOKS ARE ALL YOU NEED' because books are all we're thinking about in the run-up to Valentine's. And luckily for you, we have some great books to cuddle up with this February... FEBRUARY The Taste of Blue...

Previously on The Darkest Minds…

You may have seen on social, but last week we published The Rising Dark – a brilliant eBook collection which takes us into the minds of Liam, Vida and Clancy with three new stories. And with The Darkest Minds movie coming out in September (squee! Look at...

Taran Matharu’s demon-spiration

With The Battlemage, the third novel in his Summoner series, publishing in paperback today, author Taran Matharu shows us some of the creatures that inspired his demons. My debut novel, The Novice, the first in the Summoner Series, features...

Quickfire Q&A… with Amanda Maciel

1) When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… a veterinarian, President of the United States, and a writer. At least one of those worked out! So far. 2) The book I’ve read the most times… is probably The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I find...

Lucy Courtenay: My #Shelfie

Lucy Courtenay, author of Movie Night, gives us the details of her #Shelfie • Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers. Best book about Venice I’ve ever read. • The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. Beyond epic. Tiny print though. • Teaching Little Fang by Mark Swallow....

Who is that LUCKY GIRL?

Author Amanda Maciel tells us about the inspiration behind the central character of Lucky Girl. Rosie Fuller is very beautiful, very popular with boys, and very happy with her life. But when she’s assaulted by a boy she thought she trusted, Rosie has to take a closer...

What early readers are saying about EVERLESS

After MONTHS of anticipation, Everless finally publishes this week! AARRRGGGHHH!!! We have been blown away by all the amazing reviews that have come through from early readers - we've had to cut them down as they came to 27 whole pages(!), but here is just a selection...

Cover reveal: CLEAN by Juno Dawson

We thought we couldn't be any more excited about publishing the new YA novel from Juno Dawson... We were wrong. Because then we saw the cover... No, your eyes do not deceive you: that is a ROSE GOLD COVER. The WHOLE THING IS ROSE GOLD FOIL!!! *takes a moment to...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Best Book-related Gift

WE CAN NOW OFFICIALLY TALK ABOUT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT ALL OF THE HATERS WE'RE SO HAPPY HOORAY. via GIPHY And to celebrate this MOMENTOUS news we're doing a Friday Face-Off about it because we're now in the Christmas spirit. So, this week's Friday Face-Off is: What is the...

Win an Everless gift box (plus postcards for every entrant!)

Everless publication date is FINALLY almost upon us! And with just over three weeks to go, we have one final treat for you... Yep, that is an Everless gift box you see before you. It contains: A proof A notebook A candle A velvet bag full of chocolate coins A...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: The ultimate Christmas question…

Every year, when the fairy lights come out and the nights draw in and Michael Buble dominates every public space with a speaker, there are two films which must be watched AT LEAST twice. Elf and... Home Alone But imagine a world where only one of these films could...

Quickfire Q&A… with Emily X.R. Pan

We are THRILLED to welcome the brilliant Emily X.R. Pan to our family of BKMRK authors! To celebrate the upcoming publication of her first novel, we asked her a few important questions... If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item...

Quickfire Q&A… with Lucy Courtenay

When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be… in charge. In the absence of a country, the playground sufficed. The first album I ever bought… Cool answer? Thriller. Truthful answer? Cats pipped Thriller by six months. The last time I went to the...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: novelty Christmas drinks

It's cold and dark outside but we have no complaints because that means... IT'S TIME FOR RED CUPS AND NOVELTY CHRISTMAS DRINKS! Yum. via GIPHY So for this week's Friday Face-Off, we're debating which is the very best of the various deliciously festive hot drinks on...

Spring 2018

2018 is almost here & we are SO excited because what a year we have ahead. Here are some of our spring 2018 titles! JANUARY Everless – Sara Holland (4th Jan 2018) Everless has got everything you’d want in a fantasy novel: danger, love, magic, and a totally unique...

XMAS BKMRK Bookmark Competition

We are launching a competition for all of you creative types to celebrate BKMRK AND XMAS! Simply design a BKMRK XMAS bookmark using the template here (or alternatively design as a 60mm x 210mm bookmark) and send to our email address: team@bkmrk.co.uk for a chance to...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Rom-Coms

Hi guys, and welcome to our very first Friday Face-Off! We love a lively debate here at BKMRK, so every Friday we'll be hashing out the biggest most important questions... like which superhero would win in a fight? Greatest ever beach read? Peeta or Gale? MAJOR...

FRIDAY FACE-OFF: Paper VS Digital?

Since it's NaNoWriMo right now and some of you may be knee deep in words and drafts and too many edits, we thought we would ask a VERY important bookish question... via GIPHY Which writing medium do you prefer? PAPER or DIGITAL? via GIPHY FOR PAPER Naomi...

The Language of Thorns – swag giveaway

Grishaverse fans have been loving the swag produced across the world for The Language of Thorns. So we're giving you a chance to win all the goodies! One grand prize winner will receive: One The Language of Thorns leatherbound book One Grishaverse wooden bookmark One...

Jennifer Mathieu: My #Shelfie

Jennifer Mathieu, author of Zoella Book Club 2017 Pick, Moxie tell us about her #Shelfie My #Shelfie Why do I own these books? Save Me, Kurt Cobain is a terrific YA novel by author Jenny Manzer about a teenage girl who believes there’s a...

Top 10 Alternative Halloween Reads

Unlike our friends at Hodderscape, we're not necessarily all about the scary things. Sure, we can appreciate that horror is great. Stephen King has A game, we know that, and there have been some INCREDIBLE horror books and films, but sometimes the idea of...

Top 10 Non-Fiction Must-Reads

Quite often, the non-fiction books of the world can get a bit neglected. If they're not brushed aside by the starlight of the next fictional sensation, then they're kept in a specific area of the bookshop where you have to REALLY crane your neck (and sometimes body)...

Pretty As A Picture

You guys take some awesome bookish photos. In fact, your photos are SO AWESOME that we have decided to make a gallery of them all (crediting the photographers OF COURSE) to celebrate how beautiful you make our books look. Voila! And enjoy.   First up, pictures of The...