>> BOOK BITES
Friendships, festivals and heartache..
Non Pratt's debut novel, Trouble, received much critical attention and this month Walker Books publishes her second novel, Remix. Like her earlier novel, this is an honest, warm and often funny exploration of the everyday lives of teenagers.
The King's Shadow fantasy adventure
Philip Womack's The King's Shadow is the second book in The Darkening Path trilogy, in which Simon and Flora have reached the land of the Broken King, where they must fight and kill the king in order to rescue their siblings and return to their own world.
Cherry Blossom Dreams
We spoke to author Gwyneth Rees about Cherry Blossom Dreams (Bloomsbury), her latest novel about a young teenager who tries to escape the problems in her life by visiting an old, run-down house - only to find the house brings many more problems and mysteries than she could ever have imagined...
The Last Summer of Us
In their last summer together, three friends embark on a final road trip. As tragedy and secrets are exposed, their lives are changed forever. We spoke to author Maggie Harcourt about her latest novel and the songs it's inspired by the Bookshop Band.
Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree
When Faith's father is accused of faking a fossil during his explorations, Faith knows his critics are wrong. But as lies and truth become entwined, Faith is forced to question everything she believed was the truth. We spoke to Frances Hardinge about her latest book, The Lie Tree.
In The Lottery Boy, Bully is pursued across London by thugs and thieves after word gets out that he is in possession of a winning lottery ticket! We spoke to author MICHAEL BYRNE about his debut novel.
The Others are back!
We spoke to Jeff Povey, author and screenwriter, about his latest book, DELETE. When their detention goes wrong, a group of teenagers find themselves fighting for their lives in a deserted London - deserted except for duplicates of themselves, the 'Others', who seem to want them dead....
Exploring life as part of a cult
Seed, the debut novel by Lisa Heathfield, explores the idea of power and its abuse as it takes us into a fictional cult called Seed in which the followers worship the ideal of nature.