Gayle Forman – Author Overview

If I stay – Following a head on collison with a 4-ton truck on a snowy day, a family car crashes causing fatal injuries to Kat and Denny, parents to 7 year-old Teddy and 17 year-old Mia. Highly accomplished cellist Mia is stuck between life and death, forced to watched the valiant efforts of the rescue medical staff who are trying to save her own … Continue reading Gayle Forman – Author Overview

John Green – Author Overview

Turtles All the Way Down is primarily about the difficulties and joys of long term friendship and it’s value when asking for forgiveness. It follows 16 year-old Aza Holmes and Daisy Ramirez best friends since elementary school, as they investigate the disappearance of billionaire Russell Pickett, for the $100,000 reward. ‘Felt myself slipping, but even that’s a metaphor. Descending, but that is, too. Can’t describe … Continue reading John Green – Author Overview

Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Noughts & Crosses is an incredibly popular dystopian Young Adult series written by the fabulous Malorie Blackman, which has now been turned into a BBC One series due to air this month. It will feature Stormzy playing Kolawale, a character especially created for the series. Noughts & Crosses is the first novel in this racially segregated 21st century dystopia, where we are introduced to our … Continue reading Malorie Blackman – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Nicholas Sparks is a multi-award winning author, whose best work has been turned into numerous popular movies. The Longest Ride is a multi-generational novel that follows two couples love-stories, that happen to be link by a car accident and a love for art. Ira Levinson met Ruth, a Jewish refugee from Vienna just before the outbreak of World War II. His service as a pilot … Continue reading Nicholas Sparks – Author Overview

Jenny Han – Author Overview

Like many people I am anxiously waiting for February 14th not because I’m wondering about how many valentine day cards I’ll be getting, but because the sequel to the Netflix smash hit To All The Boys I loved Before will be released. The Netflix adaption of Jenny Han’s touching YA novel propelled Noah Centineo to Heartthrob status overnight and Lana Condor became a major to … Continue reading Jenny Han – Author Overview

Festive Novels – Romance

The crossing off of Halloween on the calender means it’s finally acceptable to get in the festive spirit although we restrain from putting up the christmas decorations until the first of December. Christmas at Lilac Cottage features Penny, a lonely ice carver who lives in the idyllic town of White Cliff Bay. When she advertises her empty annex at Lilac Cottage she pictures becoming friends … Continue reading Festive Novels – Romance

Books I was given for my Birthday

Amazingly I was gifted five books for my 21st, all of which I had not read which is frankly a miracle, given the amount of books I own. Step by Step follows Simon Reeve through his amazing adventures traveling around the world (often to countries I have never even heard of) while showing the world truly as it is, the good, the bad and sometimes … Continue reading Books I was given for my Birthday

Huntley Fitzpatrick – Author Overview

My Life Next Door questions whether family loyalty is more important than doing the right thing or even if morality is necessary for a clear conscience. It follows 17 year old Samantha Reed, who befriends her next door neighbours the Garretts, all 10 of them, in particularly athlete Jase one long summer, against her controlling mother’s expressed wishes. ‘If Jase knocked on the window again … Continue reading Huntley Fitzpatrick – Author Overview

Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

If you love Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I love Before, or ship Jonah+Vivi from Emery Lords novel When We Collided you will adore Jen Smith and her romantic, young adult novels. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is set during a 24 hour period, mainly in an airport, in which Hadley meets Oliver, a Brit who is also travelling to London … Continue reading Jennifer E. Smith – Author Overview

Emery Lord – Author Overview

When We Collided explores young love, grief and mental illness through the lives of Vivi and Jonah, who meet the summer after the death of Jonah’s father and Vivi’s move to California. Vivi’s free-spirited, adventurous nature brings much needed light and colour to the lives of Jonah and his five younger siblings however her grip on reality begins to slip when she stops taking her … Continue reading Emery Lord – Author Overview