Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys UK cover

Salt to the Sea

It’s often the sophomore novel that never quite reaches the grandeur of its predecessor. Yet with Ruta Sepetys, it’s her Continue reading

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The Greatest Human Achievement is Fiction

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The greatest human achievement is fiction, and here’s why: With fiction we escape worlds, we fall in love, we become Continue reading

Front Lines by Michael Grant UK cover

Front Lines ( #1)

There’ve been plenty of World War Two narratives in the history of fiction, but one thing that’s been missing from Continue reading

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4 Space-Based YA Novels You Should Read

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To celebrate the launch of the UK’s first official astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station, I’ve got four Continue reading

why mockingjay part 2 sucked

Why Mockingjay Part 2 Sucked

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When I first read The Hunger Games trilogy, back in 2011, the Arab Springs were in full force. All over Continue reading

I never read chapter extracts here's why

I Never Read Book Samples…Here’s Why

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Here’s a confession: I never, ever read chapter extracts or samples when I receive them. Often, publishers will release these Continue reading

6 years…and a whole lot more

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So it’s been six whole years since I started blogging. Six years. Not only does that make me feel old Continue reading

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BBC Commissions Philip Pullman His Dark Materials series!

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Just in: BBC One has commissioned a series (or multiple series?) based upon the His Dark Materials trilogy – that’s Continue reading