Instagram Update: Rose, Interrupted by @lawrencepatrice • Publishes July by @hodderchildrens @hachettekids @hachettebooks “Being a teenager is hard enough, but it’s even harder in a world you’ve never known … Eighteen months ago, 17-year-old Rose and 13-year-old Rudder escaped a strict religious sect with their mum. They are still trying to make sense of the world outside – no more rules about clothes and books, films and music, no more technology bans. But also no more friendship with the people they’ve known all their lives, no community and no certainty. It doesn’t help that their mum has to work all hours to pay rent on their cramped, smelly, one-bed flat above a kebab shop in Hackney. While Rudder gorges on once-taboo Harry Potters and dances to Simon and Garfunkel and show tunes, Rose swaps the ankle skirts and uncut hair of the Woodford Pilgrims for Japanese-cute fairy dress and her new boyfriend, Kye. Kye, who she wants with all her being. But there’s loads of scary stuff about their new life that Rose and Rudder have no idea how to handle – it’s normal for girls to let their boyfriends take naked pictures of them, right? When Rudder accidently sets a devastating chain of events into action, Rose must decide whether to sacrifice everything and go back to the life she hates, in order to save the people she loves. A story about coming of age, slap-bang in the middle of a strange new world.” #yafiction #yafictionlover #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #contemporaryfiction #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #books📚 #fiction #ukauthor #ukya

Instagram Update: CINDERS & SPARKS: Magic at Midnight by @lindseykelk Publishes May 30th by @harpercollinsch “Cinders lives a boring life with her grumpy stepmother and mean stepsisters. So when her wishes start magically coming true, and her dog, Sparks, starts to talk, it’s a bit of a surprise, to say the least. Then Cinders meets her fairy godmother: she’s magic, she can fly, and she’s called… Brian. But Brian is NOT very reliable and Cinders is NOT very good at magic. Soon, Cinders finds herself living a life that is not boring at all – it’s total chaos!” #childrensbook #childrensfiction #cinderella #bookpost #friendship #bookblogger #book #booksofinstagram #cindersandsparks

Instagram Update: The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake by @sif.sigmarsdottir #SharpeEdgeofaSnowflake ❄️ The captivating, #feminist, Nordic #YAthriller from #SifSigmarsdottir • Published by @hodderchildrens @hachettekids in June The snow is falling thick and fast now. Snow in Iceland is dangerous. “Hannah Eiríksdóttir has been banished from her home in London to a place of eternal punishment for the wicked. No, not Hell, but close: Iceland. There, she faces a new life working as a journalist for her father’s newspaper – a man she barely knows. Imogen Collins has the perfect life as a social media influencer, showing off her glamorous London existence to adoring fans. But behind the filters lies a dark secret. She thought she’d buried it: But the Beast is back – a ghost from her past who’s threatening to ruin her future. When a man is found murdered at the edge of the road in snowy Iceland the girls’ lives collide. Imogen had the motive. Can Hannah find out the truth, and discover the reality of the girl beneath the filters? Behind perfection often lies unbearable ugliness… #yafiction #bookpost #yafictionlover #bookblogger #booksofinstagram #books📚 #freebie #thriller #murdermystery