Interview with Lindsay Galvin, Author of THE SECRET DEEP

I’m so happy to welcome Lindsay Galvin, author of The Secret Deep, which is out now with Chicken House! I read this breath-taking thriller really quickly — it was spectacular! Kate Ormand: Hi Lindsay! Lovely to have you here! Can you tell us a little about The Secret Deep? Lindsay Galvin: Hi Kate, it’s fantastic…

Books Read in July 2018

Review books:   The Secret Deep by Lindsay Galvin – Aster wakes up on a tropical island alone. Her sister and aunt are both missing and she has no idea what happened. While Aster searches for answers, Sam – a boy the sisters met on a plane – searches for them. The story is told in switching POV…

Sally Green Event: THE SMOKE THIEVES

I’ve got some catching up to do as I’m late again with uploading this post! In May, I went to Sally Green’s launch for new fantasy book, The Smoke Thieves. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this since I first heard about it! Sally talked about her inspiration for the novel, her five…

Books Read March – July 2018

I always set my Goodreads goal to 50 books and this year I’m way behind. Here’s what I’ve read over the past few months and I’m hoping to pick up my reading a bit so I can go back to more regular reading updates… Review books: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth – A gripping…

New Release: DARK DAYS paperback

Dark Days is released in paperback today with an awesome new cover design! I’m thrilled with the new look, especially how bright and refreshed it is, while still close to the original cover. I’m also running giveaways this week on Twitter and Instagram! All information about Dark Days and where to buy is available by following the…

Holly Black Event: THE CRUEL PRINCE

I’m super late posting this! In March, I went to Waterstones Liverpool to Holly Black’s event for The Cruel Prince! I read the book in December and thought it was beyond brilliant. It’s a twisted fairy tale set in a wicked and beautiful world, with a cast of fantastic characters. Betrayal, secrets, mystery, romance and so…

Cover Reveal: DARK DAYS Paperback (+ Giveaway!)

DARK DAYS has been given a makeover for the paperback release coming this July! I’m thrilled with the new design! I love the brightness and how refreshed it looks, while still close to the original cover. I can’t wait to see it printed! To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with the awesome Melissa and Isabel –…

Interview with Elsie Chapman, Author of ALONG THE INDIGO

I’m delighted to welcome Elsie Chapman, author of the Dualed series and new release Along the Indigo, out March 20th with Abrams/Amulet. Kate Ormand: Hi Elsie! So great to have you here! Can you tell us a little about Along the Indigo? Elsie Chapman: Hi Kate! Thanks so very much for having me! So Along…

THE WANDERERS eBook Sale 20-25 March

Thanks to BookBub and Skyhorse,  The Wanderers ebook is on sale between now and the 25th March. The ebook is discounted to 1.99 everywhere between these dates and the sale is active now! Links below to get The Wanderers at a discounted price: BookBub Amazon UK Kindle Amazon US Kindle Barnes and Noble Nook Apple iBooks…

Books Read in February 2018

REVIEWS ALONG THE INDIGO Elsie Chapman Set in the 80s, Marsden lives in a small town with its own history. She skims the bodies she finds along the Indigo River to save up the cash she needs to get her and her sister out of Glory. When she meets Jude, a boy from school, their…

Books Read in January 2018

THE HAZEL WOOD Melissa Albert Alice’s grandmother wrote a rare book of fairy tales Alice has never been allowed to read. She spends her life moving from place to place with her mother, never staying too long, never settling. When her mother disappears, Alice’s search leads her to The Hazel Wood, where she discovers the…

Interview with Josh Martin, Author of ARIADNIS

I’m pleased to welcome Josh Martin, author of Ariadnis and sequel Anassa, which is released this week! Kate Ormand: Hi Josh! Can you tell us a little about what we can expect from Ariadnis? Josh Martin: Hi Kate! Thanks for having me on here! Ariadnis is the story of two cities who have been at…

Books Read in December 2017

REVIEWS  EVERLESS Sara Holland In a world where time is currency, Jules secures a job as a servant at Everless. She knows she’s in a dangerous place, but it’s worth it if she can find out more about her past. She gains access to to those who can give her answers. But the closer she gets…

New Release: THE TRICK (Papercuts)

I’m delighted I got the to work with Badger Learning again, on this new spooky series: Papercuts! The books are OUT NOW with six new titles, particularly suitable for struggling or reluctant teen readers. Here’s peek inside at the awesome illustrations by Mark Penman: All information about The Trick and the other books in the…

Interview with SM Wilson, Author of THE EXTINCTION TRIALS

I’ve got the fun job of starting off the Extinction Trials tour! I’m delighted to introduce the first in SM Wilson’s new series with a Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park feel. It’s an action-packed, breathless adventure story about the fight for survival in a dystopian world where humans exist alongside dinosaurs. It’s so good!! So…

Christmas Baking: Inspired by TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

It’s that time of year again where we put our pyjamas on and decorate the Christmas tree, listening festive tunes and eating baked goodies. Since I read Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I’ve been baking Lara Jean’s cookies at Christmas. It’s become a tradition for us. I bake them on Christmas…

Books Read in November 2017

THE EXTINCTION TRIALS SM Wilson An action-packed, breathless adventure story about the fight for survival in a dystopian world where humans exist alongside dinosaurs. Stormchaser and Lincoln travel to an island of dinosaurs to help save the ruined world they live in. Everyone has their own reason for being there, and for Lincoln it’s important…

2017 Bookish Highlights

Reading This year, I read new novels that joined my all-time favourites. These are the 2017 releases that really stood out to me this year: I finished two of my favourite series with Mafiosa and The Scarecrow Queen. Both were amazing books I will treasure and keep coming back to. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe…