Can I have a tie!!??
I really really loved More Than This by Patrick Ness. I loved that you can’t really put it in a genre. I loved that it managed to keep a captivating action-driven plot going alongside some serious and realistic character/relationship development and a sort of coming-of-age story. I loved how brilliantly diverse it was, and how it wasn’t a romance when it could have very easily have been made a romance. I loved that it constantly surprised you. I loved that it made me think about some things that I hadn’t ever really thought about.
I also really really loved Half Bad by Sally Green. I thought the writing in this was just stunningly beautiful, because it was simple, but it had style, which is my favourite type of writing (ahem Bret Easton Ellis). I loved that the characters weren’t, as the title might suggest, simply all-good or all-bad. I again loved how diverse it was, and how the female characters were as well-written as the male characters (because I’ve just read too many books lately that are incredible but the female characters aren’t even 10% as complex or well-written or interesting as the male ones… ahem Grasshopper Jungle I’m talking about you).
Sean here! So I was watching TV yesterday, and a trailer for the new Planet of the Apes film came on. After playing a short bit, it asked you to text to watch either the ape story or the human story.
Which gave me all kinds of chills, because we did something like it a year ago for Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti. Ahead of the curve or what?!
So, who will you choose? Rhesus, or Langur…
If you’re watching it on a mobile, you won’t be able to click at the end (it will be amazing when youtube add this for mobile)
How would you like to win an extremely early proof copy of The Jewel by Amy Ewing?
A shocking and compelling new YA dystopian series from debut author, Amy Ewing; The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Other Boleyn Girl in a world where beauty and brutality collide.
All you have to do is follow @Lot_197 on Instagram and like this picture to enter our prize draw.
Competition closes 31 July 2014. Good luck!
You can listen to a reading of the moment Violet is being prepped for the Auction on Soundcloud