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Coming soon, the second YA novel from Matthew Crow. Another Place is publishing this summer, and it’s every bit as brilliant as his first book for young adults, In Bloom. About the book:
A small town. A missing schoolgirl. A terrible secret. And one...

Coming soon, the second YA novel from Matthew Crow. Another Place is publishing this summer, and it’s every bit as brilliant as his first book for young adults, In Bloom. 

About the book:

A small town. A missing schoolgirl. A terrible secret. And one girl’s fight to survive.

Sixteen-year-old Claudette Flint is coming home from hospital after an escalating depression left her unable to cope. She may seem unchanged on the outside; but everything’s different. The same could be said about her seaside hometown.

A local teenager, Sarah, has disappeared. Sarah had a bad reputation round town; but now she’s vanished the close-knit community seems to be unspooling.

As the police investigate and the press dig around for dirt, small town scandals start to surface. What nobody knows yet is that Claudette and Sarah had a secret friendship. And that the last secret Sarah shared may be the key to the truth.

After weeks of focusing solely on herself, Claudette realizes she is not the only part of the world that needs fixing - and that if she can piece together the fragments of Sarah’s story, then maybe she can piece herself back together too.

Another Place is a novel about lost girls, recovered life - and the meaning of home.

Another Place is available for pre-order now. 

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Brand new book alert!We’re very excited to share the cover of Hole in the Middle, by exceedingly funny debut author Kendra Fortmeyer.
About the bookMorgan’s sick of living with her secret. She was born with a hole in her middle: a perfectly smooth,...

Brand new book alert!

We’re very excited to share the cover of Hole in the Middle, by exceedingly funny debut author Kendra Fortmeyer.

About the book

Morgan’s sick of living with her secret. She was born with a hole in her middle: a perfectly smooth, sealed fist-sized chunk of nothing where a stomach ought to be. After seventeen years of hiding behind lumpy sweaters and a smart mouth, she’s fed up. But when she bares all, the fallout is more than she bargained for.

A few photos snowball into a media frenzy, and suddenly Morgan’s desperate to get back to her own strange version of normal. But between the hospital visits, the internet celebrity, and a disintegrating relationship with her best (and only) friend, normal is slipping farther and farther away. Then a new doctor appears with a boy who may be both Morgan’s cure and her destiny. What happens when you meet the person who is - literally - your perfect match? Is being ‘whole’ really all it’s cracked up to be?

HOLE IN THE MIDDLE explores the hard truths of being a young adult in a world obsessed with body image, instant fame and unlikely love stories.

Hole in the Middle is published in the UK on 6th July 2017 and is available to pre order now.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Read chapter one of The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia

This January, Mulder and Scully are back in the The X- Files: Origins, a new YA book series. Read chapter one of Agent of Chaos, by Kami Garcia, which is out now. 

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Posted on Wednesday, January 4th 2017

So much light, sweet girl, begins in the dark.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 4th 2017

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Read Chapter One of This Beats Perfect

Get a super exclusive preview of This Beats Perfect, by Rebecca Denton, and read chapter one of the book below. 

The Intro

The list that accompanied the highly anticipated invitation from her dad was strict as hell. 

Do not touch the rider unless Mel says it’s okay.
Do not touch any instruments, cords, cables, speakers or equipment of any kind! Not even the kettle! Nothing! If you need to charge your phone, speak to Mel.
No photos.
Absolutely do not enter any dressing rooms.
Arrive before 6.45 p.m., go to the side entrance and ask for Mel.
Text me if there are any problems.
No alcohol – this means beer as well.
No photos includes selfies. No selfies.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd 2017