The Birth of the Dustlands – Moira Young on Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart

Today, the pleasure of welcoming acclaimed author of Blood Red Road and its sequel, Rebel Heart, is all ours. Moira has come with a brief post of how the Dustlands – the post-apocalyptic setting of her books – came to be. In late 2006, climate change was high on government agendas, with heavy media coverage … Continue reading

Blogtour: Michelle Paver’s Gods and Warriors

Michelle Paver’s The Chronicles of Ancient Darknesswere some of my favourite stories as a ten, eleven, twelve year old child and I’m still in awe of her now; I listened to the audiobook versions, predominantly, which featured Ian McKellen narrating the novels set in the Stone Age beautifully: his narrations have been one of my … Continue reading

Catherine Bruton

Interviewing Catherine Bruton

Today I have the utmost pleasure of welcoming Catherine Bruton, author of We Can Be Heroes and Pop!, to ThirstforFiction to answer some of the questions we had for her after reading her two (fantastic) novels. ThirstforFiction: What is Pop! about? Catherine Bruton: ‘Pop!’ is about three kids pursuing the talent show dream in the … Continue reading

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News Roundup #12

Again, apologies for the long overdue News Roundup post (initially, this was going to be a set thing, but recent proceedings have shown that I am incapable of holding to a fixed timetable so these posts will arrive as and when I feel like it!) Plenty of news this time around again, I hope you … Continue reading

A little Something [Giveaway]

I know it’s been awfully quiet here, so I thought I’d spruce things up a little with a fun little giveaway! I’ve got a choice of prizes for the three winners: Hardback copy of BZRK by Michael Grant (signed) Hardback copy of Fear by Michael Grant (signed) Paperback copy of Department 19 by Will Hill … Continue reading

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News Roundup #11

So it’s been a while since the last post, but at least there’s been a lot of news! Enough to say that there’s something for everyone here, I hope. First off, you can read the first three chapters of THE RISING, the sequel to Will Hill’s nasty-vampire series DEPARTMENT 19. The series is well worth … Continue reading

Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggot, author of Pure, speaks to ThirstforFiction!

Today, I’m happy to welcome Julianna Baggott, author of the astonishing new post-apocalyptic tale Pure, to ThirstForFiction. She’s the author of several books and Pure is her first YA novel. Follow her on Twitter: @jcbaggot ThirstforFiction: For those who haven’t read Pure, tell us a little about it. Julianna Baggott: Pressia is a 16-year-old living … Continue reading

Rhys and Bella’s Adventures in Foyles

So a couple of weeks ago, Bella from @cheezyfeetbooks and I went to a Puffin/Penguin event in London. We had a lot of time to kill that day, and we ended up spending several hours in Foyles, one of the main bookshops in London. This is what ensued…

Mortal Chaos UK cover

Blog Tour: An Introduction to Mortal Chaos

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Matt Dickinson, author of the up-coming Mortal Chaos, to ThirstforFiction, with an introduction to his novel. The concept for Mortal Chaos is very close to my heart. I have always been in awe of Chaos Theory and have read as many books about it as I can get … Continue reading

My Childhood books- The Roman Mysteries

We all have books that we remember as being our childhood reading and introducing us to the world of Reading for Pleasure. The Roman Mysteries were (and still are) some of my favourite childhood novels. There are actually only 17 books in the series, apologies for the misinformation! (In series order: The Thieves of Ostia … Continue reading

Blogtour: Curtis Jobling, author of Wereworld…

It is my pleasure to welcome Curtis Jobling, author of the Wereworld novels, to ThirstforFiction where he writes about one of Lyssia’s were-elite as part of the WEREWORLD “7 REALMS, 7 BEASTS” BLOG TOUR… Lady Shah, the Werehawk The Hawklady is one of the last of her kind, the rest of her proud people having … Continue reading

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News Roundup #10

In the rush of Christmas and the New Year (Happy New Year everyone!) I’ve had little time to compile a news round-up. But not to worry: today’s post is huuuuuge. So please enjoy and comment with what you think/are looking forward to! First off, something that Moira Young posted on her Facebook regarding the sequel … Continue reading

Best of 2011

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things” It is that time of the year again when we look back at all the books that have been released in the last 12 months and pick our best reads. For me, 2011 has been a busy year, filled with fantastic novels: I’ve … Continue reading

Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve and Steampunk Event

There are many of you who are perhaps unaware of my addiction to Philip Reeve’s awesome novels, which include the superb Mortal Engines quartet, fantastic Fever Crumb series and the delightful Here Lies Arthur. So when the chance to arose to actually meet and talk (and get my books signed) by Philip, I was uver-thrilled. … Continue reading

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News Roundup #9

The time has come again for the latest whenever-I-feel-like-it irregular posting of News Roundup where we summarise the latest YA book news (minus the paranormal romance!) This time round we have a couple of extracts from some of next year’s big as well as some cover reveals and film adaptation news! First off, you can … Continue reading

A Sneak Peak of Michael Grant’s latest project: BZRK

Michael Grant is the author of the acclaimed Gone series, and next year he’s launching a new trilogy with BZRK. I was able to read BZRK a month ago, and it was amazing. My review won’t come until publication, but until then, you can watch me talk about it and read a short extract in … Continue reading