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Teen summer reads

We asked Jenny McLachlan, author of new novel Flirty Dancing and (now former) teacher of teens, what her students were planning on reading this summer. Read more
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The YA Buzz

Want to know some of things that were discussed at YALC and what is at the heart of YA? Here’s Isabel Popple's personal pick of some of the most crucial comments made across last weekend's events. Read more
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In conversation: James Dawson – Queen of Teen

James Dawson is the new Queen of Teen - crowned just last Friday! What does his new royal status mean to him, how does he plan to wield his bookish power, and what does he think about UK YA? Our own Isabel Popple caught up with him at the UK's first Young Adult Literature Convention to find out. Read more

What’s eating Darren Shan?

With the latest in his deliciously deadly Zom-B series out this week, we speak to master of horror Darren Shan about the story so far - and where he's taking us next. Read more
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Read Landline (part 3)

Published tomorrow, read the third extract from Rainbow Rowell's Landline - a love story about one woman’s mission to save her marriage, with a little help from a magic telephone...  Read more
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Read Landline (part 2)

Here's the second of our extracts from Rainbow Rowell's upcoming book Landline - a love story about one woman’s mission to save her marriage, with a little help from a magic telephone... Read more
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If you like John Green clap your hands!

With the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars hitting cinemas on 20th June, what does the John Green-superfan read while they wait for a new book from the YA master? Attention Nerdfighters! Darran Stobbart is here to make sure you stay awesome with some recommended reading. Read more
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Let’s cosplay!

If your reaction to the above invitation is utter confusion, read on as Lucy Saxon introduces the ultimate hobby for fiction fans. Read more
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The evolution of Dangerous Creatures

Margaret Stohl explains how the collaborative writing process between herself and Kami Garcia has evolved from the Beautiful Creatures novels in 2008 to their new series, Dangerous Creatures. Read more
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Book Club – The Bone Season

The first book in Samantha Shannon's epic seven book series - soon to be a film from Andy Serkis' The Imaginarium Studios, The Bone Season, is our Book Club book of the week. Get a flavour of the world of Scion in the first chapter. Read more