Instagram Update: SING 🎶 Like No One’s Listening by @westendwitch #VanessaJones Thank you @FayeReads for this brilliant #giveawayprize 😊 • Published by @macmillankidsbooks “Make your mark. Raise your voice. Fame and Glee meets Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl in former West End actress Vanessa Jones’ YA novel, Sing (Like No One’s Listening). Since her mother died, Nettie Delaney hasn’t been able to sing a note. This wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t now attending Dukes, the most prestigious performing arts college in the country, with her superstar mother’s shadow hanging over her. Nettie has her work cut out for her and everyone is watching. But one night, in an empty studio after college, Nettie finds herself suddenly singing, as someone behind the curtain accompanies her on the piano. Maybe all is not lost for Nettie. Maybe she can find her voice again and survive her first year at Dukes. But can she do it before she gets thrown out? A novel about dreaming a dream, finding and raising your voice, and not throwing away your shot!” #yafiction #contemporaryfiction #musicals #music #yafictionlover #books #bookblogger #booksofinstagram

Instagram Update: The adventures of Harry Stevenson 🐹 by #AliPye @simonkidsuk @simonkids_UK • Join this small guinea pig on his very BIG adventures in a brand-new illustrated fiction series from #author and #illustrator #AliPye “Meet #HarryStevenson. He doesn’t live in a castle, or a witch’s cottage, or anywhere exciting like that. His home is in a flat with seven-year-old Billy and his mum and dad. And at first glance, Harry doesn’t seem any different from your average guinea pig. He has ginger fur and sparkly black eyes and likes nothing more than snacking on a piece of broccoli. But don’t be fooled! Harry may just want to sleep and eat (and then eat some more) but somehow he always manages to get swept up in adventures: whether it’s surfing the Pacific on a picnic plate or accidentally attaching himself to a helium balloon.” #bookpost #bookblogger #books #childrensbook #childrensfiction #freebie #bookblog #fiction #hamsters

Instagram Update: The Rest of the Story by @sdessen @sarahdessen • Published by @harpercollinsuk @harpercollinsch this June “Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl. When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her. Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well. For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?” #contemporaryfiction #yafiction #yafictionlover #romanticfiction #bookpost #freebie #bookblogger #bookblog #booksofinstagram #books📚 #bookishboyfriend

Instagram Update: Now out in paperback! #CheckMates by #StewartFoster •Published by @simonkidsuk @simonkids_uk “Felix is struggling at school. His ADHD makes it hard for him to concentrate and his grades are slipping. Everyone keeps telling him to try harder, but no one seems to understand just how hard he finds it. When Mum suggests Felix spends time with his grandfather, Felix can’t think of anything worse. Granddad hasn’t been the same since Grandma died. Plus he’s always trying to teach Felix boring chess. But sometimes the best lessons come in the most unexpected of places, and Granddad soon shows Felix that there’s everything to play for.” #mgfiction #ukauthor #fiction #books #bookblogger #bookstagram #chess #clampchesspieces #chessplayer