• Discussion Post

    Favourite books of 2013 so far (January to June)

    So its that time of the year, we’ve hit the halfway point and so far (at the time of writing this post) I have  read 88 books. I am on track to hit my target of 175 but I’m not overly confident I will get there because of certain things going on in my personal life (nothing bad, I’m just trying to concentrate on other things as well as books!) Of these 88 books, I have read some fantastic stories and I thought I’d do a post about my favourites of the year so far. These are not necessarily books that were published this year but many of them will…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Follow Me Down – Tanya Byrne

    “When I was a kid and I couldn’t sleep, my father would tell me it was because someone was dreaming about me. I know now that this isn’t true – it’s just one of those things he used to tell me to make me feel better – but for a long time, I believed him. That’s not a particularly bad thing, I suppose; it just never occurred to me before not that it might not be a good thing.” Adamma Okomma has had to pick up her life and move it to the other side of the world, and it feels like her life is over. The move from a…

  • Bookish News

    Bookish and Blogish News (#30)

    Bookish and Bloggish 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! *** Cover Reveal: Follow Me Down by Tanya Byrne This is the fantastic cover for Tanya Byrne’s new book Follow Me Down. I LOVED Tanya’s Heart Shaped Bruise and I really can’t wait to see what she has it store for us next. This was revealed on the UKYA site last week, if you don’t know about that site and you are interested in UK young adult fiction,…

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    Heart Shaped Bruise – Tanya Byrne

    “Last year, the psychiatric unit of Archway Young Offenders Institution was closed. A notebook was found in one of the rooms. It’s contents are as follows…” Emily Koll is in Archway Young Offenders Psychiatric unit. She knows why she’s there but she doesn’t want to talk about it, no matter how much Doctor Gilyard does. What starts out as a task for Emily, set by Doctor G, evolves and becomes an explanation, a notebook left for the next person who finds themselves in the situation Emily is in, but not that exact situation, no, hopefully not.  *** Wow. What a story. Heart Shaped Bruise, grabs you right from the start,…