#6Degrees: Harry Potter to… (Guest Post by Alwyn Hamilton)

The #6degrees meme continues this week – with the last post to use Harry Potter as a starting point (check out next month’s book at the end of this post!) I’m so excited to have Alwyn Hamilton, author of the wonderful Rebel of the Sands, on the site today to take part! Harry Potter and […]

5-4-3-2-1: Anna McKerrow

Anticipation amongst readers is running REALLY high for the publication next month of Anna McKerrow’s Red Witch, sequel to Crow Moon which was a brilliant debut and won her lots of fans! We celebrated by getting her to take part in 5-4-3-2-1. 5 TV shows you can watch all day long (when not busy writing) […]

CountdownML March – Storified!

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#CountdownML March Highlights

It’s TONIGHT! #CountdownML chat takes place at 8pm on Monday 22nd February and there are so many brilliant books to discuss. For a full list check here – but here’s the (extended – I’ve read quite a lot more than usual) highlights!   Best Ones We’ve Read Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (Harper Collins) – […]

#6Degrees: Harry Potter to… (Guest Post by Caitlin from Chronically Caitlin)

The #6degrees meme continues today, and for our very first guest blogger I am INCREDIBLY pleased to host my friend Caitlin. Two reasons this makes me very happy – firstly, she was the person who came up with the idea of guest authors and bloggers, and has been a huge help in developing the feature […]

5-4-3-2-1: Aimée Carter

Really pleased to have Aimée Carter on the site today to do our regular 5-4-3-2-1 feature – especially as she has our favourite answer so far for ‘authors you’d want on a desert island with you’! We can’t wait to read Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den, published by Bloomsbury, which looks brilliant. Books you’d […]

#CountdownML March Releases

It’s time for another #CountdownML chat! The third one will take place on Monday 22nd February at 8pm GMT! We’re hoping that lots of authors, bloggers and readers will join us to discuss the fabulous releases coming out between 23rd February and 22nd March. Check all the new releases out below! As ever, thanks to […]

5-4-3-2-1: Wendy Constance

Huge thanks to Brave author Wendy Constance, who’s taking on the 5-4-3-2-1 questions today! Tickets are on sale now for Wendy’s Imagination Tasters workshops at Essex Book Festival on Sunday 20th March, which look really great! (Also I love that she’s running one for adults and another for children – such a fab idea!)   […]

6 Degrees: Harry Potter to… (Guest Post by Melinda Salisbury)

We are super-excited to continue the #6degrees meme today with our very first guest author! When starting with Harry Potter, there was OBVIOUSLY only one person we could ask to take this spot – Slytherin queen Melinda Salisbury. She took time out from her incredibly busy schedule attending launches (including TWO for her new book […]

5-4-3-2-1: Rachel Delahaye

We’re loving the look of Rachel Delahaye and Jamie Littler’s Jim Reaper: Son of Grim, just released by Piccadilly Press! It’s brilliant to have Rachel on the blog today to answer some 5-4-3-2-1 questions.   5 pieces of advice you’d give yourself if you could travel back in time to before you became a published […]

Top Ten Twins by Elen Caldecott

As huge fans of Elen Caldecott’s Marsh Road Mysteries we’re looking forward to reading Spooks and Scooters, focusing on twins Flora and Sylvie. To celebrate the release of the book tomorrow (published by Bloomsbury Children’s) we’re very pleased to have Elen telling us about her top ten fictional sets of twins! Elen Caldecott’s Top Ten […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Non-Romantic Relationships

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a Valentine’s Day freebie! I’m sure there will be LOTS of great romance-themed lists out there, and as tempted as I was to yell about books I’ve loved recently like Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From […]

6 Degrees: Harry Potter to…

We’re really happy to present the first edition of our #6degrees meme today! A huge thank you, once again, to Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman for letting us use their idea. If you want to join in, just start with Harry Potter and make your own chain of six books, linking in any way you […]

5-4-3-2-1: Sara Barnard

As huge fans of Sara Barnard’s stunning debut Beautiful Broken Things, one of our favourite contemporaries so far in 2016, we’re thrilled to host her for 5-4-3-2-1 today! Beautiful Broken Things will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books on February 11th. 5 TV shows you can watch all day long (when not busy writing) Four […]

5-4-3-2-1: Perdita and Honor Cargill

Super-excited to have our first ever JOINT 5-4-3-2-1 as Perdita and Honor Cargill, authors of the brilliantly funny Waiting For Callback (out last week from Simon & Schuster) take on the questions! FIVE relationships we love reading about The sort of romance when you fall a bit in love alongside the characters is just a […]

Announcement: 6 Degrees Comes To Teens On Moon Lane!

We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be doing a YA/MG focused version of the fantastic #6degrees meme, started by Emma Chapman and Annabel Smith, as of next week! A huge thanks to Emma and Annabel for allowing us to do so. For those who haven’t joined in before, it’s a simple but really fun […]

#CountdownML February Releases Storified

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5-4-3-2-1: Olivia Levez

Having heard lots about Olivia Levez’s upcoming The Island, being published on 3rd March by Oneworld’s YA imprint Rock The Boat. It’s great to have Olivia on today doing 5-4-3-2-1! Books you’d save from a burning bookcase 1. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier. Its dark, twisted plot still has the power to chill, and I […]

Clare Furniss on Her Inspirations For How Not To Disappear

As huge fans of Clare Furniss’s Year Of The Rat, we’re very excited to read her recent release How Not To Disappear (published by Simon & Schuster) and we’re delighted to have her talking about her inspirations for the novel today! How Not To Disappear tells the story of pregnant teenager Hattie who takes her […]

#CountdownML February Preview

TOMORROW, Monday 25th January, we’re hosting our second #CountdownML Twitter chat, focusing on books released from the 28th Jan until the 22nd Feb! It would be brilliant if you could join us at 8pm GMT. For a full list of what’s coming out, check this post, but here are our personal highlights. Best Ones We’ve […]