Brittney Morris: Why I Wrote SLAY

Brittney Morris: Why I Wrote SLAY

Read Brittney Morris' letter to readers about what inspired her to write her debut novel, SLAY. Thank you so much for reading SLAY and for supporting me on my journey as a debut YA author. I wanted to explain my inspiration for the book. Growing up, I lived between...

Why we’re obsessed with THE DEATHLESS GIRLS

Why we’re obsessed with THE DEATHLESS GIRLS

With Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Deathless Girls publishing TOMORROW (argh!!!), BKMRK HQ is abuzz with love for this stunning book. We asked some of our team members why they're so obsessed... and thought we'd find out who their favourite vampires are while we were...

Behind The Book Cover: Rose, Interrupted

Behind The Book Cover: Rose, Interrupted

Curious about the creative process behind creating a book cover? In the video below, designer Michelle Brackenborough talks to author Patrice Lawrence about everything that goes into creating stunning book covers – from finding inspiration, to creating...

BKMRK’d – Autumn 2019

BKMRK’d – Autumn 2019

It's not long now until Autumn - a time for snuggling up with a cuppa, a blanket and a good book. So may we suggest some FANTASTIC reads for during this time? From the perfect gifts to gorgeously gothic tales to reads you won't be able to put down, we have it ALL....

Everless Duology Reading Sprint Challenge

Everless Duology Reading Sprint Challenge

To celebrate the publication of the sequel - and conclusion - to Top 10 bestseller Everless, we are running a reading sprint challenge over the next two weekends. Starting on Saturday 10th September, we'll be running various reading sprints at particular...

Six of Crows Duology Readalong

Six of Crows Duology Readalong

Get ready to join the heist of a lifetime with our Six of Crows duology readalong!     Over the next two months, we will be embarking on an adventure of epic proportions to the dark world of Ketterdam. The journey will begin with: SIX OF CROWS...

Nikesh Shukla: On Writing The Boxer

Nikesh Shukla: On Writing The Boxer

Nikesh Shukla, author of Run Riot and The Good Immigrant, tells BKMRK how he came about writing his latest YA book The Boxer, his feelings towards it, and why the story is more important to tell than ever  The Boxer poured out of me. It was the culmination...

You? You Got This

You? You Got This

Whether you're in need of a mid-exam-season confidence boost, a reminder of just how incredible your body is (before the beach-body-ready-blah-blah-blah brigade start) or just need to remember that you are really quite brilliant, we're sharing some...

Juno Dawson: Why I Wrote Meat Market

Juno Dawson: Why I Wrote Meat Market

Read Juno Dawson's letter to readers about what inspired her to write her latest novel, Meat Market.  Thank you for reading MEAT MARKET. I hope you enjoy it. For me, it was a tough book to write, but I’m phenomenally proud of the finished...

The Boxer: Meet Sunny and the Team

The Boxer: Meet Sunny and the Team

This is the story of Sunny, a seventeen year old feeling isolated and disconnected in the city he's just moved to, learning to find himself and his confidence after a racist attack.  Here's a little bit more about him and some of the key players to look...

Quickfire Q&A with… Bex Hogan

Quickfire Q&A with… Bex Hogan

Bex Hogan, author of epic fantasy Viper, answers our quickfire questions...  When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A vet. All I lacked was the ability to do science. The book I always recommend to others… Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin....

Journey to the Eastern Isles: A Travel Guide

Journey to the Eastern Isles: A Travel Guide

To celebrate the publication of Viper, author Bex Hogan has written a brilliant piece, taking us on a tour of the Six Eastern Isles featured in the book . . .If you've read Viper or want to read it, we'd highly recommend diving into this ultimate journey...

Viper: Meet The Crew

Viper: Meet The Crew

Bex Hogan tells us ALL about the main characters and crew members you need to look out for in her debut novel, Viper - the start of an epic trilogy set on the high seas. . .  Just as no ship can function without its crew, so no tale can be told without its...

Teri Terry: On FATED

Teri Terry: On FATED

Teri Terry, author of the bestselling SLATED trilogy, tells us why she decided to write her latest book FATED... My tenth book, Fated, is out in the UK NOW!I’m so excited to be talking about it at last, but it’s impossible without going back and forth in...

BKMRK’d – Summer 2019

BKMRK’d – Summer 2019

Summer is nearly here! Hooray. Because of that, we wanted to give you a look at some of our brilliant summer reads...     MAY You Got This by Bryony Gordon (2nd May 2019)   I wanted to be a unicorn. I wanted to be a princess. I wanted to be an astronaut. But...

UK Exclusive Q&A with Leigh Bardugo

UK Exclusive Q&A with Leigh Bardugo

As so many of you have already devoured the epic King of Scars since publication last month, we thought it was only fair to share with you an exclusive Q&A with Leigh Bardugo. Here Leigh answers some Grishaverse-related questions, especially ones you...

Quickfire Q&A with… Sarah Mussi

Quickfire Q&A with… Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi, author of YA thriller You Can't Hide, answers our quickfire questions...  When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… An explorer! I wanted to find a new undiscovered country – possible a magical one too!If I were to be stranded on a desert island,...

Lydia Ruffles: Colour Me In ON LOCATION

Lydia Ruffles: Colour Me In ON LOCATION

Lydia Ruffles, author of The Taste of Blue Light and Colour Me In, takes us on a tour of some of the places that inspired her second book. Colour Me In is about friendship and first love, mental health and masculinity, art and adventure. None of the...

Everything We Know So Far About King of Scars

Everything We Know So Far About King of Scars

So, tomorrow *internal screaming* the one, the only, KING OF SCARS is going to be published. We. Can’t. Wait.The secrets of King of Scars have been guarded to avoid spoilers before publication day, but Leigh has been super generous and given us a few...

Heartstopper: The Dream Web Comic

Heartstopper: The Dream Web Comic

Got the January Blues? Well we’re here to cheer you up with an EXCLUSIVE Heartstopper mini-comic from Alice Oseman, which has got us daydreaming about warmer days and summer romances...Read The Dream here:      ...

Authors this Autumn: Part 3

Authors this Autumn: Part 3

The third part to our Authors this Autumn piece is now here. In true BKMRK style, we asked another VERY bookish question...  What is the one opening line from a book that has always stayed with you and why do you think it has?    Taran Matharu (author of the...

Team BKMRK’s Favourite Comfort Reads

Team BKMRK’s Favourite Comfort Reads

It's the time of year for all things cosy and comforting, when you want to wrap yourself in a blanket and just read a favourite book ALL. DAY. LONG. Here are some of Team BKMRK's favourite comfort reads... Naomi's comfort read: I always go right back to...

Authors this Autumn: Part 2

Authors this Autumn: Part 2

Last month, we promoted our first Authors this Autumn piece to give you guys an insight into the authors we publish and how they are inspired by the books around them. Here are some of their answers to our second VERY bookish question...  What is the most ‘bookish’...

Pretty As A Picture Take 2

Pretty As A Picture Take 2

Since we love your photos SO MUCH, we wanted to do another Pretty As A Picture blog piece to celebrate how beautiful you make our books look.  Here are some of our favourites from this year...    The eye-catching The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu ......

2019 Proof Extracts

2019 Proof Extracts

Read extracts from FOUR of our 2019 proofs and find out more about our spring 2019 titles here. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake Fated by Teri Terry Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap