Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

When 13-year-old Valor is sent to jail, she couldn’t be happier. Demidova’s prison for criminal children is exactly where she wants to be. Valor’s twin sister, Sasha, is serving a life sentence for stealing from the royal family, and Valor is going to help her escape…from the inside. Never mind that no one has escaped […]

The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace

A boy made of blocks – the blog tour

I read and reviewed A boy made of blocks last September – you can read my thoughts here. To summarise from then: although some parts of the ending are kind of predictable, I totally admit that I was swept up in the emotions, and may have shed a tear or two (or even a few […]

The Dry blog tour

I just can’t understand how someone like him could do something like that. Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn’t rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who […]

Gravity by Andy Briggs

Buy from Amazon here We very much enjoyed being part of the blog tour for Inventory: Iron Fist last spring, and I leapt at the chance for Small to read the sequel, not least because I love his reviews. I think you’ll agree with me that he has not disappointed 😉 I tried to go […]

Finding Black Beauty (and 10 other horse stories you might enjoy)

Post contains affiliate links. Find it at Amazon. Finding Black Beauty by Lou Kuenzler. An enchanting retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic horse story, a moving and uplifting tale of friendship. A horse needs the help of a young girl… Aspiring groom Josie comes to love her spirited charge, a black colt called Beauty. When he […]

The Inventory: Iron Fist by Andy Briggs (review with giveaway)

When Big was around 12 or 13 she read pretty much constantly, often books I was interested in – we’d rush to be first at a new YA, and wait impatiently for the other to finish so that we could discuss it. Small is a different kettle of fish. Although he is an extremely competent […]

Bella Broomstick by Lou Kuenzler.

Today I’m very pleased to welcome Lou Kuenzler to the blog, with a guest post: Why a witch? My new funny series Bella Broomstick is about a young witch who is so bad at magic, she is expelled from the Magic Realm and sent off in disgrace to the Person World to be fostered by […]

A Wicked Old Woman by Ravinder Randhawa – guest post.

I’m very pleased today to be taking part in the blog tour for A Wicked Old Woman by Ravinder Randhawa. Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Matador Format: Paperback & Ebook Published: 24 Oct 2015 (republished) Goodreads link Amazon (affiliate) A Wicked Old Woman Drama. Masquerade. Mischief. A sharply observed, witty and confident novel. Linguistically playful, entertaining and […]

Regrets and Dreams – Sue Ransom

I’m thrilled to be kicking off the UKYA extravaganza blog tour today with a guest post from the wonderful Sue Ransom. Sue is the award winning author of the best selling Small Blue Thing trilogy, with her latest book, The Beneath published in March this year. She manages all this alongside a full time job […]

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