• Book Review

    Read Me Like A Book – Liz Kessler

    “Where’s your best friend when you need her?  I mean, seriously.  It’s Saturday night and here I am in Luke’s front room with his sister, Zoe, and a bunch of his mates, listening to a rock band blaring about how we’re all going to die, and watching a couple of lads do something that I think is intended to be dancing but looks more like they’re being slowly electrocuted.  Oh, and did I mention? It’s my birthday.”  Ash’s 17th year is meant to be full of fun and laughter before she has to think about what the future holds and what to do with her life. But nothing is ever…

  • Discussion Post

    #UKYA and its shelf space

    Obviously, I am an avid reader. Being born and bred in the North East of England I like to celebrate when authors from the UK do well and I always advocate the reading of UKYA. Today for #UKYADay (hosted by the lovely Lucy at Queen of Contemporary) I wanted to share a bit about my thoughts on UKYA. I consider myself to be very lucky in that when I was 15 and wanted to buy a book, I had some there, sat on the shelves of my local Waterstones (which was actually Ottakars back then if anyone remembers that!) which were targeted directly at my age range. My sister, who…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Water Born – Rachel Ward

    “You need eyes in the back of your head with kids, don’t you? They’re there one minute, gone the next.  Someone nearby shouts and it brings me back to my sense. I look around and she’s not next to me. Nicola. I can’t work out where she is, but she can’t be far away. I only took my eyes off her for a second, didn’t I?” Nic has always been drawn to the water. At two and a half she nearly drowns, her parents and grandmother think its best to move away. Then as a teen she shows a natural talent for swimming, her parents aren’t happy but it makes…

  • Guest Post

    Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations – Open now!!

    Hello!Today I am proud to help with the launch of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards!  These awards will be pretty darn awesome and we want you to vote. The Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations are now open, so get voting! Use the form below to nominate the books and authors that you love!You can nominate up to three books and authors per category – choose wisely! Nominations will stay open until 24th August. (That’s two weeks!)Then the shortlist will be sorted and voting will begin on the 1st September. Good luck to all the lovely books and authors! Loading…