Badger Learning Teen Reads

I’m really pleased to be working with Badger Learning on their latest teen series: Between the Lines! The series will introduce eight new titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with an interest age of 12+, reading age of 8-9 and word count of 5000-6000. I’ve created a page on the books section of my…

Halfway Through 2017: Favourite Books of the Year So Far!

We’re halfway through 2017 and I’ve been looking back on the books I’ve read this year. I usually set myself a Goodreads goal of 50 and I’ve read 29 books so I’m right on track! Here’s my favourites: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – This was incredible. With characters I couldn’t help but fall in love…

Flickerink: Illumicrate May 2017

We were delighted to team up with Illumicrate on their May box this year. Daphne and I discussed creating an exclusive summery candle for the box and here’s what we came up with… Mermaid Lagoon – ‘Tropical Splash’ thebookishfanboy: this exclusive mermaid lagoon candle was included in @illumicrate‘s may box ✨ and it smells amazing!! esbookworm: this…

Books Read in June 2017

REVIEWS ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN Jenny Han High school is almost over for Lara Jean. She and Peter are waiting to hear back from colleges, her dad is getting married, and she’s planning her future. And then everything changes, and Lara Jean has some big decisions to make in this anticipated final novel. What…

Extract: GEORGE by Alex Gino for Scholastic’s Celebration of Pride

Scholastic have put together some plans to celebrate Pride and LGBTQ+ publishing between 24th June – 9th July. As part of this, I’m sharing the first chapter of George by Alex Gino. The school play is coming up and George wants to play Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. George’s teacher says she can’t play Charlotte because she is…

News: New Agent!

Good news! I’m so pleased and proud to share that I’m now represented by the fabulous Amy Tipton at Signature Literary Agency. I queried Amy with my 2015 NaNoWriMo project, so it’s something I’ve been working on for some time. Amy is super enthusiastic about the story and I’m beyond happy to be working with…

Books Read in May 2017

REVIEWS WINDFALL Jennifer E Smith What would you do if you had a million dollars? Alice is in love with her best friend. On his eighteenth birthday she buys him a winning lottery ticket. Their friendship is put to the test as Teddy claims his winnings in this sweet and thought-provoking read. This is the…

Interview with Danielle L Jensen, Author of THE BROKEN ONES

I’m so excited for the release of The Broken Ones by Danielle L Jensen (UK – 1 June/US – 6 June) and delighted to have Danielle here to chat about the prequel to Stolen Songbird! Kate Ormand: I’m a huge fan of the Malediction trilogy. Can you tell us a little about what we can…

Review: LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare

LORD OF SHADOWS Cassandra Clare The best thing other than joining the world of Shadowhunters again is the quick humour and the close bond between the characters. Lady Midnight was an amazing introduction to this new series. Readers were launched back into the world of Shadowhunters alongside both new and familiar faces. The first book…

Flickerink: 2 New Candles

We just added 2 new candles to the Etsy store! Details below and you can find us online here: Etsy | Twitter | Instagram Villainess Deep amber perfume: Inspired by Cruella and scented with rich amber perfume. No puppies were harmed in the making of this candle. Pumpkin Carriage Enchanting spiced pumpkin: Get carried away by this sweet spiced pumpkin candle,…

Books Read April 2017

REVIEWS THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING Kiran Millwood Hargrave Ami and her mother have always been together, but when a new government take control of the island they live on, Ami is sent to an orphanage across the sea. She meets a girl who is named after butterflies and the two of them…

Flickerink: Illumicrate Exclusive

Exciting news! We’re teaming up with Illumicrate to make an exclusive candle for their May box! I’m thrilled to be working with Daphne (Winged Reviews) on this exciting new item. Subscribe: illumicrate.com  Flickerink store: www.etsy.com/shop/Flickerink

Books Read March 2017

REVIEWS DONE DIRT CHEAP Sarah Nicole Lemon Tourmaline has been surrounded by the Wardens all her life, but is just now starting to question who they really are and how they see her. Virginia befriends Tourmaline to get closer to the Wardens and report back to her boss with information. The two girls become friends…

Flickerink: 3 New Candles

We just added 3 new candles to the Etsy store! Details below and you can find us online here: Etsy | Twitter | Instagram Be Our Guest Sparkling wine and roses: Inspired by Beauty and the Beast and scented with welcoming sparkling wine and fresh roses. Frog Prince Mint chocolate kiss: Inspired by The Frog Prince and…

Interview with Mary G Thompson, Author of AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE

I’m pleased to welcome Mary G Thompson to talk about her new YA thriller with Chicken House, Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee. I was so impressed by this book – It was completely unputdownable. It’s out now, so be sure to look out for it if you’re a fan of the genre! Kate Ormand: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee had…

Books Read February 2017

REVIEWS THE ROANOKE GIRLS Amy Engel Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl, but no one really knows the truth about them. Lane dreams of her mother’s childhood home and when her mother dies, she is sent to live there with her grandparents and cousin, Allegra. She quickly settles in, but secrets of the past…

2 New Picture Books from Scholastic

DEAR DINOSAUR Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne Max visits the museum and can’t wait to see the dinosaur exhibition. But the museum is closing and Max lives too far away to come back soon, so the curator suggests he writes to his favourite dinosaur – the T-Rex. And it isn’t long until the T-Rex starts…