I first cyber met the wonderful P.S. Brooks last year on Twitter. Primarily an artist/illustrator his work is beautiful and he is also thoroughly lovely and decent, so please do look him up –
Then, I discovered that Patrick had written a YA novel named Deathcat Sally published by Pegasus Publishing. I was duly sent a wonderful package of goodies. In truth the best marketing pack I’ve ever received for a book. These are just some of the bits that arrived. But, the most exciting part? The book itself of course.
I was sent this book a while ago and shamefully it has taken me this long to read it (sorry Angela). But, in all honesty, it was worth the wait.
This is Thumble Tumble and the Ollpheist written by A. H. Proctor.
Are you into fairy tales? Legends? Mythical beasts? This book has it all, in a lovely compact little package.
Welcome to the Book Monster leg of the #TommyVCancer blog tour. I was glad to be able to post my blog on Father’s Day because, although Tommy’s battle with cancer has been heartbreaking to read, among it all his blog post about his son Arran really touched me. It is incredibly heartfelt and caring and showed what a wonderful father this man is. Please do take the time to read it here:
– TommyVCancer Blog – Arran
The Boy who sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson had been causing quite a stir across Twitter, and one main reason, I admit, I was keen to read it, was because it was clearly eliciting an incredibly emotional response in readers. I enjoy a good heartfelt novel, so I was drawn to it. Also, that front cover is inspired!
I came across One by Sarah Crossan while on Twitter and as soon as I saw it I was very keen to read this book. There have been numerous TV documentaries about conjoined twins many of which I’ve seen and found quite fascinating. How must it feel to be joined to someone with a completely different personality? To share your life so closely with someone? To share a single body? Sarah Crossan has addressed everything you might wonder about here in this fabulous book.
This is Book Monsters first ever young adult novel review, and what a book to start with, The Edge of Me by Jane Brittan.
The Edge of Me centres on the Bosnian War lasting 3½ years, which coincidentally ties in with the signing of the Dayton Agreement in 1995, marking 20 years, in 2015, since the end to this war. The book tells the story of Sanda a 16 year old refugee from Bosnia, who lives in London with her family. Sanda arrives home from school one day to find her family missing, gone without a trace. Soon after Sanda herself is kidnapped, and suddenly we are pulled into a gripping tale of secrets, lies, discovery and love.