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BBC Commissions Philip Pullman His Dark Materials series!

Just in: BBC One has commissioned a series (or multiple series?) based upon the His Dark Materials trilogy – that’s Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass, if you’re in the states!), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The last time the story graced any sort of screen was in 2007 with the feature film … Continue reading

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Andrew Smith Confirms Third Winger Novel (Winger 3)

Stand Off, the first sequel to Winger, is about to hit shelves but already Andrew Smith (Grasshopper Jungle, Winger) is thinking of the future. He just confirmed plans for Winger three (which would make it the second sequel) as well as a spin-off middle grade novel based on the character of Sam Abernathy, introduced in … Continue reading

Celebrating William Nicholson’s Writing

You may not have heard of William Nicholson – he’s the sort of author who likes to stay under the radar and hasn’t succumbed to the timeslurp of Twitter,  even though he’s played an important part in several huge films (Gladiator, Les Miserables to mention a few) and had his own successes in YA/MG genres … Continue reading

YA Book Prize Shortlist

The YA Book Prize (@yabookprize) is (yes, you guessed it) an award celebrating young adult, British fiction and it celebrates its inauguration this year. Below are the short-listed novels with links, where applicable, to my reviews (or Goodreads). All of the books are (of course!) fabulous – but which do you think you should win … Continue reading

Michael Grant Messenger of Fear cover


  If you’re a fan of Michael Grant and his books, you’ll no doubt be excited for his latest series, MESSENGER OF FEAR. Are you afraid? Not nearly afraid enough….here’s the official blurb: “I remembered my name – Mara. But, standing in that ghostly place, faced with the solemn young man in the black coat … Continue reading

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Panem Today, Panem Tomorrow, Panem Forever: The Mockingjay Teaser Trailer

Personally, The Hunger Games film franchises is one of my favourites: it’s just so brilliant (okay, so there are a few disappointing moments but thankfully these are really quite minor) and in my opinion surpasses the books. One of my favourite things about the films has been their viral marketing campaign, which has seen websites … Continue reading

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I Am Number Four Trailer released

Okay guys- sorry for not posting a Book Recommendation in the calender yesterday! I was really busy, and didn’t have time to find a book let alone write up a post for it. Also, I’m having trouble thinking of more books, so if you know of any, please, please comment/tweet or facebook T4F with your … Continue reading

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The Atomics!

When I visited Atom Books HQ in London for their blogger meet-up, the mentioned a new scheme they were going to introduce called The Atomics– a scheme where 12-18 year olds can sign up and receive free review copies of up coming books published by Atom. Being the only under-age person at the meet-up, I … Continue reading