October 2014

To celebrate the publication of Becca Fitzpatrick’s hot new thriller, Black Ice, Simon & Schuster has set up a blog tour with a twist. To be in with a chance of winning a Black Ice goodie bag, all you have to do is visit each of the five blogs in the banner over the course of this week.

Each blog will have one question associated with its content (question at end of post). Take the first letter from the answer of each of those questions to reveal the identity of a character in Black Ice. For example if the answers each day were Log, Under, Chilling, Idaho and Emergency the final answer would be LUCIE.… Read more >>>

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Echoes of Scotland StreetSummary from Goodreads

From the bestselling author of On Dublin Street, ‘Scotland’s EL James’ (Sunday Post) comes a seductive story of forgiving the past and making up for lost time….

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men – especially those of the bad-boy variety.

Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid – gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man – one who’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.… Read more >>>

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the cureSummary from Goodreads

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women.Read more >>>

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belzharSummary from Goodreads

If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks.

She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.

But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead.

Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again.… Read more >>>

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Summary from Goodreads

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre maze.

Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happening to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.

Paperback, Movie tie-in, 369 pages
Published 2014 by Chicken House (first published January 1st 2009)

The Maze Runner out now in paperback (£7.99, Chicken House)


My Review

Why oh why did I not read this sooner?!… Read more >>>
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falling into placeA Q&A with Amy Zhang, author of the brilliant debut novel Falling into Place!

Visit http://theinfiniteyou.tumblr.com/, inspired by her book.

1) Your new novel is emotional and insightful with powerful subject matter. Can you tell us more about it?

Falling Into Place is about a girl named Liz Emerson who doesn’t believe in much except the idea of cause and effect. She’s not a particularly good

person—she lies, she cheats, she’s hurt a lot of people in her life, and she doesn’t know how to stop. So she attempts to take her own life. Liz’s story is told by an unknown narrator through the lens of Newton’s laws of motion, and it’s about falling in love and being a good friend and being a bad friend and making mistakes, and all of the other things in life that go beyond cause and effect.… Read more >>>

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