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

Instagram Update: Jemima Small Versus The Universe by @tamsinwinterauthor @MsWinterTweets • Out in July Published by @usborne_books @usborne “I’m going to tell you the word that ruins my entire life: BIG. Because my name is Jemima Small. But I am exactly the opposite. Jemima Small is funny and smart. She knows a lot of things. Like the fact that she’s made of 206 bones, over 600 muscles and trillions of cells. What she doesn’t know is how that can be true and yet she can still sometimes feel like nothing… Or how being made to join the school’s “special” healthy lifestyle group – aka Fat Club – could feel any less special. But Jemima also knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest. And maybe it’s her time to shine…” #contemporaryfiction #yafiction #yafictionlover #ukauthor #ukya #bookpost #booksofinstagram #books📚 #freebie #bookblogger #jemimasmall

Instagram Update: Arrived with Pink Flamingos… (of course!) ALEX IN WONDERLAND by @simonjamesgreen • Published by @scholastic_uk @scholasticuk OUT JUNE “In the town of Newsands, painfully shy Alex is abandoned by his two best friends for the summer. But he unexpectedly lands a part-time job at Wonderland, a run-down amusement arcade on the seafront, where he gets to know the other teen misfits who work there. Alex starts to come out of his shell, and even starts to develop feelings for co-worker Ben… who, as Alex’s bad luck would have it, has a girlfriend. Then as debtors close in on Wonderland and mysterious, threatening notes start to appear, Alex and his new friends take it on themselves to save their declining employer. But, like everything in Wonderland, nothing is quite what it seems…” #yafiction #yafictionlover #contemporaryfiction #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #ukauthor #lgbtqi #lgbtq🌈 #lgbtqfiction #booksofinstagram #books📚

The Unworthy Book by #AliceJames Out Now by @usborne_books @usborne “This inspiring write-in book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries – and we all worry! Activities include creating a worry box, making a mood grid and mindfulness activities such as colouring, doodling and mazes. Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.” #MentalHealth #selfesteem #selfhelpbooks #childrensbook #bookpost #booksofinstagram #freebie #books #unworthybook #anxiety #bookblogger #bookblog Instagram:

Instagram Update: The #StarlightWatchmaker by #LaurenJames @Lauren_E_James • Published by @BarringtonStoke #BarringtonStoke “Wealthy students from across the galaxy come to learn at the prestigious academy where Hugo toils as a watchmaker. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. Someone like Dorian could never understand their struggle – or so Hugo thinks when the pompous duke comes banging at his door. But when Dorian’s broken time-travel watch leads them to discover a sinister scheme, the pair must reconcile their differences if they are to find the culprit in time.” #yafiction #yafictionlover #scifi #bookpost #bookblogger #freebie #bookblog #booksofinstagram