Why We Love Independent Bookshops

  It is strange that during a time when we should all be social distancing; we have never felt a stronger sense of community and togetherness. People are actually saying hello in London, neighbours are smiling at each other and people are finally turning to their local independent shops and... More

Holly Race | Making The Faerie Queene modern in Midnight’s Twins

  When I still counted my age in quarter-years, I was gifted The Kingfisher Book of Mythology. The cover depicted the world tree Yggdrasil, with the serpent Nidhogg gnawing on its roots. A squirrel and an eagle converse at the top of the tree’s branches. There’s a rainbow, a city... More

Our Favourite Indie Bookshops

  It’s Independent Bookshop Week 2020, and we wanted to celebrate and support all of our amazing independent bookshops! We’ve asked the team to write a few words on their favourite indies – please excuse the gushing, we just really love bookshops…   “As a publicist I am fortunate enough... More

Sneak Peek: Midnight’s Twins by Holly Race

  We are so excited to have published this dangerously dreamy start to a compelling new urban fantasy series by debut author Holly Race. Here’s a little peek into this wonderful book, but we do warn you…this book will invade your sleep and fulfil your fantasy book dreams…   The... More

Brilliant YA Books by Black Authors

Amplifying Black voices is as important as ever right now, but working to diversify your bookshelf is the work of a lifetime. We have put together a list of some of our favourite YA fiction books by brilliant Black authors to add to your TBR. This is only the tip... More

How Not to Write a Novel | E Lockhart

I have written 11 novels for young adults, plus a bunch more for other types of humans.  My latest is AGAIN AGAIN. However, I do not really know how these novels happened, because I have made all of the following terrible choices, any one of which can fully derail your... More

Again Again Quiz – What should you be doing this summer?

Again Again by E Lockhart is a multiverse love story in which we see the same summer playing out different ways – but what would you be doing this summer if lockdown wasn’t happening? More

The best audiobooks to escape into right now

We’ve been hearing a lot about how audiobooks are helping our listeners to escape and stop thinking about everything bad that’s been happening lately. We couldn’t agree more, so we’ve put together a list of the very best YA audiobooks to keep you company and help you forget your troubles!... More

Sneak Peek: The Colours That Blind

  We are so excited for the publication of The Colours That Blind by Rutendo Tavengerwei, author of the 2019 Carnegie nominated Hope Is Our Only Wing, that we decided to give you an early look inside this breathtaking teen novel set in Zimbabwe about freedom, inter-generational friendships and forgiving the... More

Sneak Peek: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

  Yesterday we published Clap When You Land, the second poignant, powerful and passionate novel in verse from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High: Elizabeth Acevedo. Today we wanted to give you a sneak peek into the novel…because it is... More

Elizabeth Acevedo | Community

  Social distancing has made me fall in love with a new phenomenon: that of the late night Instagram Live music battles, #VERZUZ, that have been taking place almost weekly. The battles started soon after DJ Nice hosted his Club Quarantine online gathering, and they resemble traditional hip-hop battles: two... More

Again Again by E. Lockhart Pre-Order Competition

From E. Lockhart, the New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars comes Again Again – out June 2nd. To celebrate the launch of E. Lockhart’s brilliant summer read, we’ve got a competition to win a bundle of gorgeous summer goodies worth £150, including a Fjällräven Kånken backpack and a... More

Patrice Caldwell: Making A Phoenix First Must Burn

  The idea for A Phoenix First Must Burn started as so many things for me. I had been having a lot of conversations with friends, Dhonielle Clayton in particular, about the lack of Black-authored Science Fiction and Fantasy stories in YA. This was December 2017. The Hate U Give... More