The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty – Publishing UCLan

Desolate countryside, a lonely cottage and the ghost of a boy and his dog endlessley wandering the moors… I can’t resist a spooky tale and had been coveting this book ever since I first saw it shared on Twitter. So with the nights drawing in and the first of the blustery autumnal weather arriving, IContinue reading “The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty – Publishing UCLan”

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton – Stripes Publishing

Wow! Just wow! I could not put this down at all! Wranglestone has got to be one of my reads of the year so far and possibly my favourite Young Adult book ever! If you read one book this summer let it be this! Thrilling zombie apocalypse meets a truly gorgeous gay love story; it’sContinue reading “Wranglestone by Darren Charlton – Stripes Publishing”

Her Dark Wings by Melinda Salisbury, published by David Fickling Books.

Heddy, intoxicating, intense and totally unputdownable, this is Young Adult fiction at it’s very best! Melinda Salisbury has reimagined the Persephone Myth and infused it with contemporary romance in the most thrilling and compulsive of ways. Heartbreak, hatred, jealousy and obsession combine with Ancient Greek lore, resulting in a deliciously dark, highly addictive read. GreekContinue reading “Her Dark Wings by Melinda Salisbury, published by David Fickling Books.”

WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke

Master storyteller Marcus Sedgwick makes his Barrington Stoke debut with a moody, intense mystery of a missing girl and the intricasies of teen relationships. The mysterious disappearance of teenager Cassie Cotton had me hooked from the very first page and the events that unfold, as told by classmate Fitz. Cassie has always been a bitContinue reading “WRATH by Marcus Sedgwick – Published by Barrington Stoke”

Let’s Get Festive!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Tour It’s the most wonderful time of the year & I’m thrilled to be spreading some Christmas cheer in book form. So on the 5th day of Christmas, I introduce you to Sally Nicholls, an author whose following two books are for me, synonymous with the festive season. I inviteContinue reading “Let’s Get Festive!”

Ghost Bird

Lisa Fuller ‘Remember daughter, the world is a lot bigger than anyone knows. There are things that science may never explain. Maybe some things that shouldn’t be explained.’ I totally binged this thrilling and at times, utterly terrifying book in a matter of hours – it is compulsive, compelling and totally un-putdownable! I was completelyContinue reading “Ghost Bird”

Grow

Luke Palmer I’ve just finished Grow and I cannot stop thinking about it; unflinchingly honest and unapolegetically harrowing I can honestly say this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. Aimed at the Young Adult audience, Grow is a compelling and difficult read, with themes of grief, loss, racism, exploitationContinue reading “Grow”

Fireborn

Twelve & the Frozen Forest Aisling Fowler An extraordinary new Middle Grade fantasy series is blazing onto bookshelves this autumn. This is such an assured debut – Aisling Fowler’s stunning world building of an imagined prehistoric land by the name of Ember is so meticulous – Fireborn is perfect for fans of the Wolf-bother series,Continue reading “Fireborn”

Lies Like Wildfire

Jennifer Lynn Alvarez ‘Good people do bad things.’ What a thriller! The pages literally smoulder with secrets, lies, danger and betrayal throughout this compulsive and unputdownable read – an absolute scorcher of a book! 18 year old Hannah has lived in Gap Mountain all her life. It’s her final summer before college and she dividesContinue reading “Lies Like Wildfire”

Julia & The Shark

Kiran Milwood Hargrave Illustrated by Tom de Freeston Prepare to ride waves of emotion in this hugely powerful and moving adventure with dark depths and a lighthouse full of hope… Ten year old Julia, her mum, dad and cat Noodle have left their home in Hayle Cornwall to live on Unst, a remote Shetland islandContinue reading “Julia & The Shark”

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