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…

Books Read in October 2017

REVIEWS WITCHBORN Nicholas Bowling Set in 1577 London, Alyce’s mother is accused of being a witch and killed. Alyce escapes but she’s important in a war between queens and the witch finders are closing in on her. This dark and dangerous story is perfect for autumn. I read it for Halloween this year and it…

New Release: THE WANDERERS paperback and THE PACK!

It’s here! The Pack is now available, second book in my shape-shifter circus duology with Sky Pony Press. The paperback of The Wanderers is also out today! Both books were given a fab makeover and I love their new covers and how they look together. This is the first sequel I’ve written and the first series…

Badger Learning Teen Reads: Papercuts

Happy Halloween! I’m really pleased to share news of this spooky upcoming title! I’m excited to be working with Badger Learning on a second book for their upcoming teen series: Papercuts! The series will introduce six illustrated titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with a fun, eerie twist! I’ve created a page on the…

Halloween: My 2017 Picks!

I always put together a list of books to read at Halloween. Last year I chose too many and struggled to keep up with them, which took some of the fun out of it, so this year I’ve picked four possible reads and I’m really excited to dive in and enjoy these spooky tales! I…

Interview with Lisa Lueddecke, Author of A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY

A Shiver of Snow and Sky is one of my new absolute favourite books so I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa Lueddecke to chat about this new fantasy world! Kate Ormand: Hi Lisa! Can you tell us a little about what we can expect from A Shiver of Snow and Sky? Lisa Lueddecke:Hopefully, you can expect…