Ruta Sepetys

An Interview with Ruta Sepetys

To coincide with Ruta Sepety’s quick stop in the UK for the publication of the paperback version of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta kindly dropped by for an interview and giveaway of some tasy prizes (see below)! I absolutely loved Between Shades of Gray (though I’m not sure “loved” is quite the correct term; it’s … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #8

So, it’s been about a month or so since the last YA book news roundup, but there are a few gems today! First off, if you live in the US, you can download an eBook of the first Skulduggery Pleasant novel (titled The Sceptre of the Ancients) for FREE! However, the offer only lasts until … Continue reading

Winner of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Giveaway

So, the tenth came and went on Monday, but I’ve only just got around to drawing the winner! And the winner of the gorgeous UK hardback copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone is… Karen! Congratulations Karen! I’ll be sending you an email of this aswell, just to confirm it’s you as I’m not publicly … Continue reading

Meg Rosoff and Claire Armitstead

EVENT: Puffin Panel: Tales of the Unexpected

I was lucky enough to attend the latest Puffin Live event, subtitled ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, featuring Meg Rosoff and Kevin Brooks, held at their London offices on The Strand (which is a beautiful place to be!) The evening started at about 6:30pm with some time to chat with fellow guests. I finally got round … Continue reading

Kevin Brooks

An Interview with Kevin Brooks!

Today we’ve got the pleasure of welcoming author Kevin Brooks to ThirstforFiction! Kevin has written quite a few YA novels including iBoy , ranging in tones and styles and stories. Read our review of his latest novel, Naked. ThirstforFiction: First off, if you’d like to tell our readers a little about Naked and some of … Continue reading


WIN Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

To celebrate the release of Laini Taylor’s fantastic Daughter of Smoke and Bone, you’ve got the chance to win a gorgeous hardback copy! Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. ‘He never says please’, she sighed, but she … Continue reading

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News Roundup #8

News Roundup has had a bit of a hiatus over the summer, but it’s back now with a nice load of BIG news! There’s something in here for everyone, so I hope you enjoy! First of, the cover for Chris d’Lacey’s final novel in The Last Dragon Chronicles was released on his blog a couple … Continue reading

An Interview with Sean Olin…

I had the pleasure of reading Sean Olin’s latest novel, Brother/Sister, a couple of months ago, and loved it. When I asked whether Sean would be interested in being interviewed, he was! The following is the result. I hope you find it interesting! ThirstforFiction: What motivates you to write these frankly dark and disturbing novels? … Continue reading

Book Week Summary Vlog 12/September/2011

My latest vlog since the beginning of the Summer. I hope you enjoy! This is the first Book Week Summary vlog since the beginning of the summer! I hope you all enjoy it 😀 In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Books mentioned: -Naked ~ Kevin Brooks -This Dark Endeavour ~ Kenneth … Continue reading

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News Roundup #7

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and there’s been a lot of YA book news being thrown about in the last week or so, so this will be quite a chunky edition! I hope you all enjoy this “compilation” of news! First off, I’d like to start with A Daughter of Smoke … Continue reading

Jack Heath

An Interview With Jack Heath…

Jack Heath is the author of the middle-grade novel Money Run, which is just being published here in the UK by Usborne, and as part of his Blog Tour he’s here to answer some questions I had for him which will hopefully be of interest to you too! I didn’t expect too much from Jack- … Continue reading

Book Week Summary Vlog 17/July/2011

Finally, a short vlog! I’m proud. xD As usual, IMM is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. I hope you enjoy this short vlog! Books mentioned; ~Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor ~Delirium – Lauren Oliver ~Blood Red Road – Moira Young  

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News Roundup #6

A news post that is actually on time! (for some reason, I always thought I ought to post these on Fridays…) we’re on the 6th of these, I hope they are useful to at least some of you. To start with, Christopher Paolini’s final book in the Inheritance Cycle, Inheritance, now has a book trailer … Continue reading

Book Week Summary Vlog 10/July/2011

This Book Week Summary is primarily an In My Mailbox (hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren) mainly because I just got a ton of books and didn’t have time to discuss anything else… I recorded this a week ago, but I had a lot of trouble uploading which is why it’s only just up … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #5

So, another week another news post! First off, Derek Landy, the author of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, has said he’s working on a (rather long at 15,000 words short story for World Book Day 2012, set between The Death Bringer (publishing September) and Book Seven (publishing September 2012) and titled The End of the World. … Continue reading

Between Shades of Gray UK YA, UK Adult and Polish Covers

Cover Chat #4 – Between Shades of Gray

Welcome to Cover Chat- this is a new meme that has a slightly different take on the UK vs US cover comparison features many bloggers have. If you want to find out more about why Cover Chat is different, or how to participate, read the “official” Cover Chat Page. Today, myself and Andrew from The … Continue reading