08 June 2014

Showcase Sunday #10

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea and is a chance for everyone to show off what they've acquired during the week.

I haven't posted for a while, so this is the highlights of my bumper crop. A huge focus on UKYA here as I'm trying to buy every book that has ever been short-listed for the North East Teenage Book Awards. Also, yay for me, I got a job!


Like I said, a bumper haul with a huge focus on UKYA. I'm getting started on my immense NETBA UKYA project, which I hope to start posting in the run up to the 15th anniversary of the awards starting. It's a huge task, with 87 books so far - this year's haven't been announces yet. 

  1. Banished by Liz de Jager
  2. Witch Child by Celia Rees
  3. Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthrone
  4. The Savages by Matt Whyman
  5. Slated by Teri Terry
  6. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  7. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  8. Trouble by Non Pratt
  9. Someone Like Me by Lesley Cheetham
  10. The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
  11. Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantal
Witch Child is the only on of these books I've managed to read - and it was a re-read! I'd forgotten how lovely the writing was and how I was hooked even though when you get to the end you realise that not all that much has happened.

The two Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle books were a birthday present from Steph, who's going to be helping me with the NETBA project, as she knew I had the first but not the other two. We both took part together in the 2004 NETB Awards and then whenever we could after that and we're still best friends now and always sharing books.

I also want to give a shout-out to a wonderful book I read last week set in WW2 Britian. Gracie by Ellie Keaton was a great read and I enjoyed every second of it. I now can't wait for the second book, Penny! Ellie Keaton's writing style and tone puts me in mind of the late Annie Groves and was an altogether quite lovely read.

Come back tomorrow for my full review, but for now you can have my five words and get a bit of an idea about what I thought about it.

5 Words: Heartbreaking, war, conflict, love, misunderstanding.


  1. I haven't come across any of these authors before but now I feel like I should definitely give Witch Child a try. Gracie sounds interesting too and the cover is definitely attention grabbing. Have a wonderful week!

  2. I've heard great things about the books from Libba Bray & Teri Terry. Happy reading :D


  3. Nice haul this week my dear!

    I really like the look of Trouble. I have not read many books about teen pregnancy and I wonder how it will be portrayed!

    Thanks for sharing lovely! I hope you enjoy all of your books! :D xx

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries


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