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Young Adult

Announcing a new YA series from Sandhya Menon

We are thrilled to announce a brand-new contemporary young adult series by Sandhya Menon, the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi. In a universe described as ‘Gossip Girl with a dash of magic’ the St Rosetta’s Academy series is set at an elite international boarding school, following three sets of teens […]

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10 (Magical) Reasons to read Nocturna by Maya Motayne

  Here are ten of our our favourite magical descriptions which will make you want to dive into Nocturna: 1. ‘Magic could not speak, yet interacting with it felt like a conversation, a dance, a story shared with a friend with the ending left up to interpretation.’ 2. ‘Finn walked on, passing a stall of […]

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EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT: FINALE BY STEPHANIE GARBER

In almost two weeks’ time,  Finale, the epic conclusion to the series, will be published and we are desperate to find out what will happen next. We’re thrilled to be able to share an exclusive sneak-peek extract here to whet your appetite . . .     Every story has four parts: the beginning, the […]

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Cover Reveal: Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Nocturna is coming . . . (and isn’t the cover beautiful!?) We’re completely obsessed with this magical YA fantasy by Maya Motayne, which will be published in May 2019. An incredibly lush and gorgeously written Latinx-inspired adventure bursting with vivid characters and inventive magic. We can’t wait for you all to read it! Fates collide […]

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Extract: Light Years by Kass Morgan

Light Years is the first book in a thrilling new sci-fi series by Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series. It follows a group of teenage cadets who attend an interstellar military academy in a galaxy far away. From very different planets and circumstances, these cadets have to learn to work together, all the while harbouring […]

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Cover Reveal: The Caged Queen

Hello everyone, On this blissfully sunny day in the UK, we have a gleaming, shiny, fantastic new cover for you all to feast upon. See below for the cover to Kristen Ciccarelli’s next novel, The Caged Queen, based on an original design by DAS ILLUSTRAT with a photograph by Ervin Usman.   Lavish, romantic and […]

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CALLIE BATES: My Top 5 Wild Mushrooms

Wolf’s Milk This slime mould is surely named after the same substance that fed Remus and Romulus. Its pink liquid oozes forth when stabbed by the enterprising slime-mold-hunter – a delicacy that might, perhaps, nourish future kings of Rome. Or kill them. It’s hard to say.     Dead Man’s Fingers Creeping black and bloated […]

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Proof Cover Reveal: THE LAST NAMSARA!

We are ridiculously delighted to reveal the truly gorgeous proof coverr for Kristen Ciccarelli’s mind-blowing amazing YA fantasy debut, THE LAST NAMSARA, which has been designed by the incredibly talented Dan Smith at Bionic graphics. This is a novel that will squeeze your heart into pieces while simultaneously making it grow three times as big. […]

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How to Write a Point Horror Novel in Ten Easy Steps

Needless to say, I read them again immediately and it brought back memories of a time at high school, when a friend and I used to shamelessly troll the plots of our once-beloved books.  We came up with the ultimate Point Horror formula, which went a little like this: Unattractive girl blossoms over summer break […]

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YALC: the second YA Literary Convention

Last year was the first ever YA Literary Convention (YALC), and we had a complete blast. So we knew we’d enjoy this year’s con, and we did. We met tons of readers, sold hundreds of books, and marveled at all the brilliant cosplay. Words can’t really do it all justice, so please enjoy our photo […]

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Cover reveal: Long Dark Dusk by J.P. Smythe

Long Dark Dusk publishes on April 7th and you can find out more about it below. But, we know what you came here for. Without further ado, here’s the awesome cover by 12 Orchards:   Warning, the description below contains spoilers for Way Down Dark so AVERT YOUR EYES (preferably towards a copy of Way Down Dark) if you’ve not read […]

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YA or not YA . . . That is the question.

We welcome Sarah Pinborough, author of THE DEATH HOUSE, to the blog to explain why “YA” isn’t just for teenagers. It’s a funny thing with some books. They sit in a middle ground under the storm cloud of a question hanging menacingly over them . . . is this a Young Adult book or isn’t […]

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