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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...

Cath Crowley: Grief, hope and books

Cath Crowley, author of Words In Deep Blue, has written this beautiful piece about why she wrote the book... I’ve received a lot of emails from readers since I wrote Words in Deep Blue, many of them about grief, hope and second-hand bookshops....

Quickfire Q&A with… Cath Crowley

When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A hermit, strangely. If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be… Coffee. The book I’ve read the most times… Jane Eyre My favourite chocolate bar…M&Ms The item I have more of than anything...

Where I Write | Emily X.R. Pan

Emily X.R. Pan, author of The Astonishing Colour of After, tells us about her writing spaces... I do most of my writing at home, at a desk in the living room. I like to have Scrivener maximized on my external monitor with the screen split between two different parts...

The Judgement of Women: 7 Things to Read and Watch

When I wrote The Truth About Alice, a story about a young girl in a small Texas town who is ostracized because of her alleged sexual behavior, it was my hope that the story would spark a conversation among readers about why society often judges women and...

Top 10 Oscar Winners Based on Books

Lucy Courtenay, author of Movie Night, tells us her top 10 Oscar winners that were based on books ahead of the Academy Awards this weekend. Ah, Oscars night. The smell of hot lights, the fear of wardrobe malfunction. The red carpet, the cameras, the...

BKMRK’d – April

We have two BEAUTIFUL books coming this April. They are both very different but equally as compelling and heartbreaking ... APRIL Clean by Juno Dawson (5th April 2018) A razor-sharp, adrenaline rush of a novel from award-winning author Juno Dawson, Clean is Gossip...

#SummonerBookClub – with prizes to be won!

To celebrate SUMMONER: THE NOVICE being featured as a World Book Day YA read, we're running a Summoner Book Club on Twitter! We'll be re-reading all the books in the trilogy and posting discussion questions, and we'd love you to tweet along with us. It's the perfect...

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...

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...

Summer 2018

It may not feel like it's coming up to summer because of the weather we've been having, but it will come round sooner than you think! Because of that, we thought it was only fair to give you a look ahead at some of our brilliant summer reads. MAY Summoner: The Outcast...

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 – March

How is it March already?! February seems to have FLOWN by (although it does NOT feel like March in the UK because it's like -10°C here). Here are our teen/YA March titles. Don't they look great?!   The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (8th March 2017) A striking...

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...