Best of 2012

Picking your favourite book for the year is never easy so I always like to pick several favourite books, each for a different category. I may be a bit late (is it February 2013 already? How time flies!) but 2012 has been a great year for books and I’ve found some really good ‘uns that … Continue reading

In Conversation with Caroline Lawrence – Part I

Back last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries, in person. Not only that; I was also given a tour of some of Caroline’s favourite Roman artefacts in the British Museum, some of which influenced her writing. Read part 2 here – you could win copies of … Continue reading

Advent James Treadwell Treasure Hunt Flyer

A Treasure Hunt for James Treadwell’s Advent

To celebrate the paperback publication of Advent by James Treadwell, a book I reviewed last winter and called “profoundly different”, the publishers have set up a fun little competition to giveaway a “fantasy selection” including Advent, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (another book I reviewed this time last year), The Straight Razor … Continue reading

weekly book news roundup

News Roundup #13

It’s that time again, as my bookmarked folder for Book news is starting to fill up again, for another YA book news roundup! As usual, this is the stuff that has caught my eye and stuff that interests me – I hope you find it exciting! This time around are several film deals (or trailers) … Continue reading

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