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