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WIN your name in Teri Terry’s new novel!

If you were watching our social media coverage from YALC, you may have seen that we were offering attendees the chance to have a character named after them in Teri Terry's upcoming novel, Fated - the prequel to her Slated trilogy. If you weren't at YALC...

DELETED SCENE from Songs About Us

To celebrate the publication of Songs About A Boy, we have an EXCLUSIVE NEVER BEFORE SEEN deleted scene from the second book in the Songs About A Girl trilogy, Songs About Us! This scene would’ve come about a quarter of the way through the book, just...

Quickfire Q&A… with Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla, author of the incredible Run, Riot, answers our quickfire questions... When I was 5 years old I wanted to be... Michael Jackson probably. If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be... the ingredients for aloo...

Teri Terry: On Dandelions, Evolution and … Love

Teri Terry, author of the bestselling Slated and the Dark Matter trilogy, tells us about her inspiration behind her latest trilogy and the final instalment, Evolution (9th August 2018). I’m so excited that the third book in the Dark Matter trilogy –...

GRACE & FURY | Q&A with Tracy Banghart

1) Can you sum up Grace & Fury for us in 25 words or less? Two sisters in two very different prisons fight the oppressive patriarchal rules of their world in a desperate bid to reunite. 2) Grace & Fury is set in a world where women have no rights. Was there anything...

Top 5 Travel Romances

Lucy Courtenay, author of Movie Night and Girl At Sea tells us about her top travel romances - both films and books!   Travel and romance! What a combo. With my new summer road trip romance, Girl At Sea set among the cliffs, beaches and castles of the...

Quickfire Q&A… with Eliza Wass

Eliza Wass, author of The Life and Death Parade (coming 12th July 2018) answers a few of our quickfire questions... When I was 5 years old I wanted to be... 
a Husky. Yes, the dog. Jack London messed me up. If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my...

Rebecca Sky: My #Shelfie

Rebecca Sky, author of Arrowheart, tells us all about her #shelfie! Warning to all book-lovers: contains an AMAZING bookish chest of drawers AND tons of books. Hi readers! I’m Rebecca Sky author of the upcoming YA Contemporary Fantasy ARROWHEART....

BKMRK’d – August

How brilliant is this summer?! It's the perfect weather for sitting outside and reading! And there's still so much of it left (hopefully), so we thought we'd give you some more great reads to keep you busy...   Colour Me In by Lydia Ruffles (9th August 2018) From the...

Chris Higgins: Inspiration for A Boy Called Ocean

The inspiration for “A Boy Called Ocean” came from a summer garden party we held. A band came to play called the Sea Kings and they were brilliant. I’d taught two of them and recognized the third from fairly recent press coverage. Joe had been...

Cecilia Vinesse: Writing A Second Novel

Cecilia Vinesse, author of Seven Days of You and The Summer of Us tells us about writing her second novel. It’s a cliché for a reason: writing a second novel is not easy. I’d always heard this, of course, but I never fully believed it until I sat down to...

Quickfire Q&A… with Rebecca Sky

We asked Rebecca Sky, author of the gorgeous Arrowheart, a series of quickfire questions. Read on for more info... When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… I need to preface my answer by explaining that I have bright ginger hair and was sort of a wild child,...

Top 5 Books to Read for Vicarious Summer Travel

    Cecilia Vinesse, author of The Summer of Us tells us her top 5 books for vicarious summer travel!   When the weather warms up and the days stretch longer, there is nothing I love more than reading outside. Sunglasses on, legs draped across a pool...

The Shadow and Bone trilogy – brand new editions!

We are SO thrilled to let you know that we are releasing brand new, completely gorgeous editions of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone trilogy later this month - 28th June to be exact! As well as the stunning new covers, each book features exclusive bonus materials......

Quickfire Q&A… with CG Drews

When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A pirate! I was very keen on owning a tricorn hat. The book I’ve read the most times… When I was small(er…I’m still pretty short) I read and reread The Chronicles of Narnia until I could practically recite...

Nicky Singer: The Girl with the Gun

Nicky Singer, author of The Survival Game, coming July 2018, tells us about why she decided to write the book and why it's more important now than ever before... Many moons ago, I asked my friend Tom Burke (then Director of Friends of the...

Dashka Slater: The Problem with Simple Messages

Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus, tells us about her inspiration for the book and the difficulty of simplifying complex and life-changing decisions. The day before I was to turn in the final draft of the book that would become The 57 Bus, I got a call...

The Darkest Legacy Cover Reveal

Here is the lovely Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds series, to tell us about the new book in the series - The Darkest Legacy! This is Zu's story...   Pre-order The Darkest Legacy here. Watch the trailer for The Darkest Minds film...

BKMRK’d – July

It's July. YALC month HOORAY and we have lots of great titles coming... JULY The Survival Game by Nicky Singer (26th July 2018) The Survival Game is the story of Mhairi who travels from the Sudan to Scotland to escape the increasing heat of the world. It's such a...

BKMRK’d – June

It's June (WHAT?!) and we have SO MANY great books coming out this month. Get ready. Get set. FOR SUMMER!   JUNE Everless by Sara Holland (28th June 2018) A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, perfect for fans of the Red Queen trilogy - now in paperback. In...

Kate Ling: Where I Write

We asked Kate Ling, author of The Truth of Different Skies, to tell us about where she writes her books... I write everywhere and anywhere (doctors’ waiting rooms, beaches, in the bleachers at gymnastics competitions, windy Portuguese campsites).  When...

Summoner: Demonology trading card flash giveaway

Calling Summoner fans! For one weekend only we are giving you the chance to claim a demonology trading card of your choice. Simply complete the form below by the end of Sunday 13th May and we will get your card in the post to you! [gravityform id="3" title="false"...

Quickfire Q&A… with Taran Matharu

Summoner author Taran Matharu answers all 22 of our quickfire Q&A questions! 1) When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A Palaeontologist - which would mean studying dinosaurs and their fossils! Of course, I also wanted to be a writer. And if you check out...

WE ARE YOUNG – a Q&A with Cat Clarke

1) What made you decide on the title WE ARE YOUNG for your new book? Titles are SO hard. But sometimes you stumble on the right one and you just know. In this case, the song of the same name was playing on the radio one day, and I started singing along...

Kate Ling: Why a prequel

Kate Ling, author of The Glow of Fallen Stars and The Loneliness of Distant Beings tells us about her new book coming May 2018, The Truth of Different Skies, and why she decided to write this as a prequel. ALL ROADS LEAD TO VENTURA So here’s a...