Occasionally there are books that garner an extraordinary level of hype in the book community and then deliver on that hype, one hundred percent. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas’ debut novel, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in [Read more]
This week, we have some of your feedback on comfort reads, and Kate and Rob head to the cinema to see Fantastic Beasts and A Monster Calls.
This week, we catch up on some of the new books we’ve been lucky enough to receive recently for review, as well as what we’ve been reading lately – and for once, we’ve both stuck to the rules and picked [Read more]
LOST. When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever [Read more]
From the author of Trouble comes a new novel about boys, bands and best mates. Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life… Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record. [Read more]
Recorded in Foyles Cafe Charing Cross, here’s Kate in conversation with author Nicole Burstein about her debut young adult novel Othergirl.
A teenage girl with a burning secret…(…and a lot of homework). A worldwide network of superheroes looking for hot new talent…and a best friend left behind to pick up the pieces. Louise and Erica have been best friends since forever. [Read more]
What can you do to make the world a better place? If you follow me on Twitter (I’m @magic_kitten – come and say hello!) you might have noticed me tweeting about #TeamNice. If you want to know all the details, [Read more]
Lara’s life is far from perfect, but being an upbeat kind of person she saves her venting for her diary. It’s the only place she can let out her true feelings about the family dramas and hideous bullying she has [Read more]
Here’s our final podcast of 2014, looking back over the books we’ve read and enjoyed this year. Some of the books are older, some were published in 2014, some we’ve mentioned earlier in the year, but all have been books [Read more]
In the last year of the old millennium, Richard Mabey, Britain’s foremost nature writer, fell into a severe depression. The natural world – which since childhood had been a source of joy and inspiration for him – became meaningless. Then, [Read more]
Adele Parks is appearing at the Essex Book Festival, at Raleigh Library on Tuesday 4th March, to discuss her new novel, Spare Brides. I was very pleased to be asked to review Spare Brides, and interview Adele Parks in advance [Read more]
In The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, three most unlikely but nevertheless extraordinary heroes become inadvertently involved in the diabolical machinations of a cabal bent on enslaving thousands through a devilish ‘process’: Miss Temple is a feisty young woman [Read more]
“‘I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,’ he said. ‘You and I are going to change the world.’” The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely [Read more]