Category Archives: Books

COVER REVEAL: Want to see the gorgeous cover of the ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ anthology? Of course you do!

To mark the 10th anniversary of Stripes Publishing and to raise money and awareness for Crisis, a homeless charity, an anthology called ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ will be released in September. Each story will revolve around the theme of ‘home’.

The authors are: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon, Cat Clarke, Tracy Darnton, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. Talk about an amazing line-up!

Are you ready to see the cover? It’s illustrated by William Grill and it’s GORGEOUS.

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Her deep obsession with The Mortal Instruments and being a bookish songstress: a Q&A with The Booktube Girl

Recently we got the chance to put a few questions to booktuber Momo (of The Booktube Girl) and find out ALL the answers to what life is like on YouTube, how she got started, and stumbling across booktube.

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‘Tanya Bakes’ is out this week and we’re giving you the chance to WIN 1 of 5 signed copies

It’s publication week for YouTuber Tanya Burr’s second book ‘Tanya Bakes’! After getting a sneak peek at some of the recipes, like her Nanny’s apple pie and her cornflake chocolate chip cookies, we are more than ready to get our bake on and quite literally devour the book.

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Hamiltome is coming to the UK!

The smash-hit Broadway musical has basically made everyone fall in love with it. Everyone. The tickets are impossible to get hold of and stupidly expensive; it’s rocketed its creator and star Lin Manuel-Miranda to super-stardom and there’s even been two books!

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And one of those, ‘Hamilton: The Revolution’, dubbed Hamiltome by Miranda, is making it’s way to the UK later this year!

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#BooksMakeItBetter has been filling Twitter with the best book recs to cheer everyone up

The atmosphere in the UK has been…turbulent to say the least over the past few days and we all need some cheering up. And what cheers us more than books?! The #BooksMakeItBetter hashtag has been taking the bookish side of Twitter by storm and we’ve loved seeing all of the recs for people’s comfort reads.

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Here are a few of our favourites!

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Who’s your real family? Unconventional families in YA, from ‘This Raging Light’ to ‘How I Live Now’

What does the word “family” actually mean? Is it just to be saved for those that raised you, that share the same blood? Or is it something more?

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Estelle Laure’s fantastic book, ‘This Raging Light’ explores these questions, among many others. And here we’ve featured some of our favourite YA books that do the same. Continue reading Who’s your real family? Unconventional families in YA, from ‘This Raging Light’ to ‘How I Live Now’

‘Paper Butterflies’ author Lisa Heathfield on writing dark fiction and why “June’s story was too important to remain hidden.”

Lisa Heathfield is the author of ‘Seed’ and now ‘Paper Butterflies’. These books have two things in common. First, a gorgeous cover. Second, dark, but intensely compelling stories that leave us wanting to read more.

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Here Lisa talks about that darkness, influences, examples, and why June’s story in ‘Paper Butterflies’ “isn’t all bleak”. Continue reading ‘Paper Butterflies’ author Lisa Heathfield on writing dark fiction and why “June’s story was too important to remain hidden.”

WATCH: ‘This Raging Light’ author Estelle Laure teases us with a second book and talks about THAT scene at the river…

Sometimes it’s clear from the off that a book is going to hit you with all the feels and Estelle Laure’s ‘This Raging Light’ is definitely one of those.

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We caught up with her and put all our burning (can we say “raging”?) questions to her. And we filmed it too! So sit back, press play, and enjoy… Continue reading WATCH: ‘This Raging Light’ author Estelle Laure teases us with a second book and talks about THAT scene at the river…