• Interview

    Q&A With Danielle L. Jensen – Stolen Songbird Blog Tour

    Your book, Stolen Songbird, features Witches and Trolls and other magical creatures. Do you have a favourite fantasy race? If we are talking humanoid races, I’d have to say elves. This primarily stems from reading Dragonlance novels when I was in my younger teenage years.                 Have there been any major fantasy series or authors who inspired Stolen Songbird, or other genre of books and authors of course!? There was no particular author who inspired me to write Stolen Songbird, but there were plenty that inspired my love of fantasy. Eddings, Tolkien, McCaffrey, Hambly, Jordan, Weis & Hickman, and Martin were all authors I read extensively in my younger years. …

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: Diversity in Pantomime & Shadowplay by Laura Lam

    Today I have a special guest post from one of my favourite Authors Laura Lam. Laura was put on that list as soon as I finished her debut Pantomime as I loved how diverse and different its characters were to anything else I had read, this is why I asked Laura to write a post about diversity in her books and I hope you find this post as interesting as I did.  *** Diversity means that not everyone in the stories I write are straight, white, and able bodied. I tried to make Pantomime diverse, though I’m also conscious of the fact that I could have done more. Pantomime has an intersex and bisexual protagonist, another…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Cracked – Eliza Crewe

    “There are some people you know you shouldn’t anger because it isn’t right. Like your mom – if she’s the nice sort.  There are other people you know you shouldn’t anger because they have the authority to punish you. Police officers, politicians, insane asylum wardens, your mom – if she’s the bad sort.  But there are some people you shouldn’t anger that you don’t know about, because no one ever survived to warn you.  I’m the third kind.” Meda is a demon halfing. She eats peoples souls. Brought up by her human mother who tried her hardest to ensure Meda didn’t turn into the demon that was nestled in her…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Blog – The Inspirations behind Cracked by Eliza Crewe

    Today I have author Eliza Crewe on the blog talking about the inspiration behind her new book, Cracked, which will be published on November 5th through Strange Chemistry. Inspirations Behind Cracked Thank you so much for inviting me to guest-post! I have to admit this topic, inspirations behind Cracked, was a lot harder for me than I anticipated. There are so many, and yet so few that are overt, that it took me a while to suss them out. Here are just a few: Something Different The only direct inspiration I had for Cracked was the novel I wrote right before it. In that story the main character is a timid…

  • Interview

    When The World was Flat (and we were in love) Blog Tour: Q&A with Ingrid Jonach (& Giveaway!)

    Today as part of the When The World Was Flat (And We Were In Love) blog tour I have a Q&A with author Ingrid Jonach and a fantastic giveaway, read on to find out more! Ultimately When The World Was Flat is a love story with a slight sci-fi/fantasy twist the likes I have never seen before, where did the inspiration for your story come from?  The story started as a contemporary romance novel about a boy hiding away in a small town following the death of his sister. There are some scenes that actually remain from this draft of the novel, like the scene at the train crossing. I decided…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    When the World was Flat (and We Were in Love) – Ingrid Jonach

    “I remember when I first heard his name – Tom. I was sitting in the cafeteria with my best friends, Jo and Sylv, in the last week of our sophomore year at Green Grove Central High School, scraping Wite-Out off my burger on the tray in front of me, when the news broke about the ‘new guy’.” Lillie has been suffering from nightmares for the past few months, but that wont stop her from trying to get to know the new guy. When Tom arrives it would seem he wants nothing to do with anyone, despite the interest from the girls of Green Grove, yet there is a connection between…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Weight of Souls – Bryony Pearce

    “Dead men take me to the nicest places.  I pulled my hood further over my eyes and glowered at the block of flats. Stained net curtains billowed from otherwise bare windows and, on half of the balconies, shirts and greying underwear were hanging out to dry. My bones thrummed with a deep bass that seemed to boom through the tarmac itself; the music actually came through an open window on the ground floor.” Taylor Oh is cursed. A curse that goes back centuries and has been passed through the generations of her maternal family. She sees murder victims and when they mark her she must avenge them. If she fails the…

  • Letterbox Love

    Letterbox Love (#46)

    Welcome to Letterbox Love, this is a UK meme, hosted by the lovely Lynsey at Narratively Speaking and inspired by The Story Siren’s In My Mailbox. This post is a means by which to highlight the books we get in the post and beyond, and especially to bring attention to those books which may be sat on our shelves for a little while yet that we love all the same. For Review: Fathomless – Jackson Pearce  I adore the Jackson Pearce books that I have read and this one sounds brilliant, it is the third in the Fairytale Retelling series which is quite possibly one of my favourite series’. Unfortunately though I…

  • Bookish News

    Bookish and Blogish News (#36)

    Bookish and Blogish news is my weekly wrap up of the news around the YA industry and my blog this week. This includes cover reveals, new book announcements, new author sign ups, book trailers, blog tours and more. I hope you enjoy! *** Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson & Antigoddess by Kendare Blake  The wonderful people at Hatchette Children’s books have acquired two awesome books from the states. I mentioned in a previous news post that they would be publishing Peter Pan inspired Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Hatchette however recently announced that the publication date for the book will be October 3rd. Also, Antigoddess, a new series…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Holders – Julianna Scott

    “The moment I saw Ryland’s silhouette in the window of our old tree house, I knew something was wrong. Ry was – as he liked to put it – the world’s best hider. This was due mostly to the fact that he was a skinny kid and could fold himself down to practically nothing. A talent he exploited when it came time to do chores, or when anything green appeared on mom’s dinner menu. The tree house had at one time been his favourite place to hole up, but he never went up there any more.”  When two men come to offer Ryland a place at a  school in Ireland,…