Regular readers of our blog will recall that one of our favourite books of 2015 was Lindsay Littleson’s Kelpies Prize winner The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean, which we thought was a perfect middle-grade book, and a great book for keen and reluctant readers alike. Well now there is a sequel, with Lindsay’s second book, The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean.
When love turns to jealousy, when jealousy turns to rage, when rage turns to destruction…Laura was head over heels in love with Joe. But now Laura lies in a coma and Joe has gone missing. Was he the one who attacked her? Laura’s sister Tessie is selectively mute. She can’t talk but she can listen. And as people tell her their secrets, she thinks she’s getting close to understanding what happened on that fateful night.
I have been hearing a lot about Ashley Bodette’s new novel, Our Song, apart from anything else take a look at that gorgeous cover! It’s on my TBR pile, inching it’s way towards the top…I’ve read the first chapter and it really pulled me in, so I am looking forward reading it fully. The perfect summer read I’d say, that also deals with some hard-hitting issues. There’s some information below if you would like to take a look. Ashley has put together some gorgeous quotes and graphics and we are really happy to support her on her publication day. Keep an eye out on Twitter for the other blogs taking part in the Our Song book release blitz today. You can follow Ashley on Twitter here and there’s a giveaway on Goodreads here.
We’re delighted to welcome Sue Wallman to the blog with a character post for her début novel, Lying about Last Summer. The story centres around Skye, who is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident. However, once she is at the camp she starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. Over to Sue to tell us Skye’s top five and worst five things about camp…
When I received an email asking me to join the blog tour for Eve Ainsworth’s new book, Crush, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. An often unsettling read, this is a really important book on a difficult subject. Beautifully written, what really makes Crush compelling, and feel very real, is the gradual and slow control Will takes of Anna’s life, and the issues in Anna’s life that make her so vulnerable. But Eve Ainsworth doesn’t fall into the trap of making the characters black and white, people are much more complex than that.