Leonora Bulbeck

Leonora Bulbeck - Editor

Woking, United Kingdom

Friendly and experienced copyeditor with a passion for young adult and adult fantasy and science fiction.

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Overview

I am a professional copyeditor with over ten years of experience in the publishing sector. Previously, I have worked on over 400 titles at UK children's publishers Usborne Publishing and Templar Publishing, including bestsellers and award winners. I've been a freelancer on Reedsy since December 2016, and in that time I have built up rewarding relationships with multiple authors, helping them to put that polish on their projects that really makes them stand out to their readers. I have a great passion for young adult and adult fiction, especially fantasy and science fiction, but I don't work exclusively in those genres. I have worked on a range of manuscripts, from epic fantasy to popular science and everything in between. I am also fluent in all English standards (British, American, Canadian, Australian, etc.), so it doesn't make any difference where you are from or what form of English you want to publish in.

Being an independent author myself (under a pseudonym), I know what you are going through, so I'm more than happy to share my knowledge and give advice. I'm a friendly, helpful, open person, and all my feedback is constructive and objective. I have a great respect for my authors and their work, and I expect high standards in my own work. If you'd like a sample copyedit on your manuscript, just send me your brief with a sample file attached, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can with a quote and a sample edit. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Post-Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • MA Publishing (University of the Arts London)
  • Imago Training - Editing and Enhancing your eBooks
  • Imago Training - Word to ePub via InDesign
  • Publishing Training Centre - Digital Proofreading
  • MA Linguistics (Cambridge University)

Work experience

Freelance copyeditor

Self-employed
December, 2016 – Present (almost 4 years)

I've been a freelance copyeditor on Reedsy since December 2016, and in that time I have built up rewarding relationships with multiple authors, helping them to put that polish on their projects that really makes them stand out to their readers. I have a great passion for young adult and adult fiction, especially fantasy and science fiction, but I don't work exclusively in those genres. I have worked on a range of manuscripts, from epic fantasy to popular science and everything in between. I am also fluent in all English standards (British, American, Canadian, Australian, etc.).

Digital Editor

Usborne Publishing
January, 2012 – March, 2016 (about 4 years)

Producing reflowable and fixed layout ebooks (ePub 2 and ePub 3).

Editing and proofreading ebooks once created.

Making changes directly into the code and implementing updates to existing ebooks.

Repurposing print books to optimise ebook layouts.

Assessing digital potential for print books.

Writing and updating metadata for ebook retailers.

Designing and editing webpages for company websites.

Freelance Web Marketing and Publicity Consultant

Templar Publishing
January, 2011 – December, 2011 (11 months)

Maintaining company websites and social media channels.

Setting up Facebook pages and creating custom FBML pages.

Organising and running blog tours for authors.

Designing and writing marketing materials for blog tours and websites.

Portfolio (107 selected works)

Written: There Are No Choices. It was Already Written.

D.A. Lee

Written is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl’s struggle for freedom, and the uncovering of an intricate plan laced around forty years of secrets, betrayal and lies, in a family desperate to preserve their culture and honour.Four-year-old Eleanor is forced to accept her mother’s religious beliefs, that her whole life has already been written, and that she has no choice but to honour and... read more

Written is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl’s struggle for freedom, and the uncovering of an intricate plan laced around forty years of secrets, betrayal and lies, in a family desperate to preserve their culture and honour.Four-year-old Eleanor is forced to accept her mother’s religious beliefs, that her whole life has already been written, and that she has no choice but to honour and... read more

Excalibur Rising: Book One of an Arthurian Saga

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

A newscaster. A psychic. A legend brought to life…Marcus is losing his touch. The TV newscaster’s ratings are down and his job is on the line. So when he’s given the opportunity to leave Las Vegas and search for Excalibur, the missing artifact from one of the greatest legends ever written, he jumps at the chance. It doesn’t hurt that the mafia also gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Violet’... read more

A newscaster. A psychic. A legend brought to life…Marcus is losing his touch. The TV newscaster’s ratings are down and his job is on the line. So when he’s given the opportunity to leave Las Vegas and search for Excalibur, the missing artifact from one of the greatest legends ever written, he jumps at the chance. It doesn’t hurt that the mafia also gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Violet’... read more

Lightmaker

Elliott, Kevin

Jane and the Exodus (Stargazer Series Book 1)

T.R. Woodman

For fans of Defy the Stars, Configured and The Hunger Games comes a new sci-fi series that will leave you breathless.A defiant girl with her eyes on a new world. Her stubborn brother with his heart in the slums. One last chance to save him from a fate worse than death.All Jane wants is to leave unnoticed. To escape this godforsaken planet with her family and start a new life as a colonist. But... read more

For fans of Defy the Stars, Configured and The Hunger Games comes a new sci-fi series that will leave you breathless.A defiant girl with her eyes on a new world. Her stubborn brother with his heart in the slums. One last chance to save him from a fate worse than death.All Jane wants is to leave unnoticed. To escape this godforsaken planet with her family and start a new life as a colonist. But... read more

The Scarred God

Neil Beynon

“Quite possibly your next favourite fantasy author.” - Gareth L. PowellTo save her people, she must stop a ritual massacre. But how do you kill a god?Anya longs to follow in the fabled footsteps of her warrior grandmother. But when the forces of the corrupt Scarred God raid her village, she fears she doesn’t have the stomach to wield the cold steel. Captured, her only path of escape is to comm... read more

“Quite possibly your next favourite fantasy author.” - Gareth L. PowellTo save her people, she must stop a ritual massacre. But how do you kill a god?Anya longs to follow in the fabled footsteps of her warrior grandmother. But when the forces of the corrupt Scarred God raid her village, she fears she doesn’t have the stomach to wield the cold steel. Captured, her only path of escape is to comm... read more

Slower

Ted Shepherd

The Wonder Girls

J.M. Carr

Unlikely friends, despicable villains, and deadly peril – can a gang of thieving misfits stop the Blackshirts (British supporters of Adolf Hitler) from sending orphans to Hitler? THE WONDER GIRLS is an exciting historical adventure for today – #resist and #kidpower 1930s style. It's a warm hope-filled story with kindness and acceptance at its heart, and a cosy Christmas ending too.ENGLAND 1936... read more

Unlikely friends, despicable villains, and deadly peril – can a gang of thieving misfits stop the Blackshirts (British supporters of Adolf Hitler) from sending orphans to Hitler? THE WONDER GIRLS is an exciting historical adventure for today – #resist and #kidpower 1930s style. It's a warm hope-filled story with kindness and acceptance at its heart, and a cosy Christmas ending too.ENGLAND 1936... read more

Elkwood: A Montana Fable

Tracie Elizabeth Pabst

Set in an enigmatic, magical, wild, and wonderful place, a story unfolds that will change you forever. There is a place where trees grow straight and tall, mountains eclipse the earth, the stars are dizzying, and the full moons in winter cast shadows like daylight. The diversity of wildlife is stunning, primitive and free. This is a place where the fast-running rivers are cold and clear, the s... read more

Set in an enigmatic, magical, wild, and wonderful place, a story unfolds that will change you forever. There is a place where trees grow straight and tall, mountains eclipse the earth, the stars are dizzying, and the full moons in winter cast shadows like daylight. The diversity of wildlife is stunning, primitive and free. This is a place where the fast-running rivers are cold and clear, the s... read more

Beneath the Broken Moon: Shattered Worlds Book One

Todoroff, Patrick, Bulbeck, Leonora

Siren Plays Zeperno

Geoff O'Brien

Thelsea is struggling to move on after her mother’s sudden death last year. Her father doesn’t tell her they’re moving to a new city until they’ve arrived. A reclusive girl, Thelsea deals with it all as she usually does: playing video games and writing short stories starring Siren, an alluring secret agent who lets nothing get in her way.The latest game Thelsea enjoys playing is Zeperno: a fre... read more

Thelsea is struggling to move on after her mother’s sudden death last year. Her father doesn’t tell her they’re moving to a new city until they’ve arrived. A reclusive girl, Thelsea deals with it all as she usually does: playing video games and writing short stories starring Siren, an alluring secret agent who lets nothing get in her way.The latest game Thelsea enjoys playing is Zeperno: a fre... read more

Spooky Little Things

Matthew T. Eaton

Madison is an ordinary girl with a passion for reading and aspirations of being a writer. With Halloween looming, she makes some unlikely friends and agrees to help them find their way back home. When their plans take a turn for the worse, they will need to use clever thinking and teamwork to survive as they travel through strange and perilous lands. Join them on a dark journey filled with dan... read more

Madison is an ordinary girl with a passion for reading and aspirations of being a writer. With Halloween looming, she makes some unlikely friends and agrees to help them find their way back home. When their plans take a turn for the worse, they will need to use clever thinking and teamwork to survive as they travel through strange and perilous lands. Join them on a dark journey filled with dan... read more

Sakiko Crewe

C. W. Brown

Finding one’s place in the world isn’t always easy, and for many, the journey of self-discovery can be quite the adventure.Sakiko Crewe has lived in the same small town her entire life. With great ambitions for her future, her one chance to leave is to be accepted to the University of Magick in Tokyo. It’s there she dreams of living the big-city life and becoming a master of her craft … whatev... read more

Finding one’s place in the world isn’t always easy, and for many, the journey of self-discovery can be quite the adventure.Sakiko Crewe has lived in the same small town her entire life. With great ambitions for her future, her one chance to leave is to be accepted to the University of Magick in Tokyo. It’s there she dreams of living the big-city life and becoming a master of her craft … whatev... read more

Excalibur Rising Book Two: An Arthurian Saga

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

*King Arthur prepares to fight his final battle against Mordred.*When a peasant boy finds a hoard of alien coins, he begins a journey that will change the future of Camelot. In Book Two of Excalibur Rising, Violet and Ryan are trapped in Albion while King Arthur faces defeat at the hands of Mordred. The peasant boy’s coins offer them the hope of returning home but they cannot leave while Camel... read more

*King Arthur prepares to fight his final battle against Mordred.*When a peasant boy finds a hoard of alien coins, he begins a journey that will change the future of Camelot. In Book Two of Excalibur Rising, Violet and Ryan are trapped in Albion while King Arthur faces defeat at the hands of Mordred. The peasant boy’s coins offer them the hope of returning home but they cannot leave while Camel... read more

Excalibur Rising Book Three: Volume 3

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

Excalibur Rising Book Four: An Arthurian Saga

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

Excalibur Rising Book Four is the final episode of the Excalibur Rising Series where all questions are answered. Merlin's magical powers are fading and Albion faces enemies on all sides. While Arthur's heir fights for the possession of Camelot, Ryan races against time to rescue Violet from the Isle of Avilion.

Excalibur Rising Book Four is the final episode of the Excalibur Rising Series where all questions are answered. Merlin's magical powers are fading and Albion faces enemies on all sides. While Arthur's heir fights for the possession of Camelot, Ryan races against time to rescue Violet from the Isle of Avilion.

Imposter: A World War Two Mystery (Toby Whitby Book 2)

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

Toby Whitby must look to the dark days of 1940 to find the true identity of the dead man with no hands. England, 1952. A body washes up on Brighton beach and Lawyer Toby Whitby’s secretary swears she knows the corpse’s identity. One woman claims the man with no hands is the father of her child; another woman swears that he is her son. Toby’s search leads him from a child stolen by gypsies in t... read more

Toby Whitby must look to the dark days of 1940 to find the true identity of the dead man with no hands. England, 1952. A body washes up on Brighton beach and Lawyer Toby Whitby’s secretary swears she knows the corpse’s identity. One woman claims the man with no hands is the father of her child; another woman swears that he is her son. Toby’s search leads him from a child stolen by gypsies in t... read more

Doppelganger Girl (Stargazer Series Book 2)

T.R. Woodman

For fans of Defy the Stars, Configured and The Hunger Games comes the second book in the new sci-fi series by T.R. Woodman.A girl who just wants to fit in. A boy who loves her despite her past. An adventure that can only happen light years from Earth.When Evelyn woke in a lab as a ten-year-old girl, the research team said her body was a gift. She wasn’t so sure. It seemed like a cruel prank to... read more

For fans of Defy the Stars, Configured and The Hunger Games comes the second book in the new sci-fi series by T.R. Woodman.A girl who just wants to fit in. A boy who loves her despite her past. An adventure that can only happen light years from Earth.When Evelyn woke in a lab as a ten-year-old girl, the research team said her body was a gift. She wasn’t so sure. It seemed like a cruel prank to... read more

Monster Girl (Stargazer Series Book 3)

T.R. Woodman

Stay and face a terrifying plague alone. Leave and face the wrath of the colonists who exiled her. A choice Evelyn may not survive.Exiled by the colonists she was created to protect, Evelyn is finding her way through life as an outcast. It isn’t easy though. The hollow feeling of hunger never leaves. And with winter approaching, she knows things are only going to get harder.Evelyn decides to l... read more

Stay and face a terrifying plague alone. Leave and face the wrath of the colonists who exiled her. A choice Evelyn may not survive.Exiled by the colonists she was created to protect, Evelyn is finding her way through life as an outcast. It isn’t easy though. The hollow feeling of hunger never leaves. And with winter approaching, she knows things are only going to get harder.Evelyn decides to l... read more

The Lost Pilgrim

Beynon, Neil

The Book of Three: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face ... read more

Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face ... read more

The Black Cauldron: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their... read more

The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their... read more

The Castle of Llyr: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the pe... read more

Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the pe... read more

Taran Wanderer: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper has led heroic adventures and is a friend of princes, yet he is still troubled by his lowly status and determined to discover the secret of his true identity. He sets out to consult the powerful witches of Morva and the mysterious Mirror of Llunet. On his quest to find the truth, Taran must journey through distant realms and undertake a series of challenging task... read more

Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper has led heroic adventures and is a friend of princes, yet he is still troubled by his lowly status and determined to discover the secret of his true identity. He sets out to consult the powerful witches of Morva and the mysterious Mirror of Llunet. On his quest to find the truth, Taran must journey through distant realms and undertake a series of challenging task... read more

The High King: The Chronicles of Prydain

Lloyd Alexander

In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confron... read more

In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confron... read more

Tamburlaine's Elephants

Geraldine McCaughrean

Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become fri... read more

Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become fri... read more

The Middle of Nowhere

Geraldine McCaughrean

When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work trasmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity st... read more

When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work trasmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity st... read more

How to Look for a Lost Dog

Ann M Martin

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for her… A touching story from the bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club.

11-year-old Rose is autistic and struggles to understand her classmates. But when her father gives her a stray dog, which she names Rain, the dog becomes her best friend, her anchor in a confusing world. So when Rain goes missing during a storm, Rose refuses to stop looking for her… A touching story from the bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club.

Broken Sky: The Broken Trilogy (Book 1)

L.A. Weatherly

Welcome to a “perfect” world. Where war is illegal, harmony is enforced, and your date of birth marks your destiny. But nothing is perfect, and in a world this broken, who can Amity trust? Friends? Family? Her one true love? An electrifying new series of heartbreak and deception from L.A. Weatherly, bestselling author of the ANGEL trilogy.

Welcome to a “perfect” world. Where war is illegal, harmony is enforced, and your date of birth marks your destiny. But nothing is perfect, and in a world this broken, who can Amity trust? Friends? Family? Her one true love? An electrifying new series of heartbreak and deception from L.A. Weatherly, bestselling author of the ANGEL trilogy.

Angel: The Angel Trilogy (Book 1)

L.A. Weatherly

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces ... read more

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces ... read more

Angel Fire: The Angel Trilogy (Book 2)

L.A. Weatherly

Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels – and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, Willow is not alone. She is with Alex, a trained Angel Killer...and her one true love. Together, they must train a new generation of Angel Killers. But as a half-angel, Willow can't help feeling like an outcast, even with Alex by her side. So when a handsome stranger wit... read more

Only Willow has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels – and they will stop at nothing to destroy her. However, Willow is not alone. She is with Alex, a trained Angel Killer...and her one true love. Together, they must train a new generation of Angel Killers. But as a half-angel, Willow can't help feeling like an outcast, even with Alex by her side. So when a handsome stranger wit... read more

Angel Fever: The Angel Trilogy (Book 3)

L.A. Weatherly

The final captivating book in the bestselling Angel Trilogy. Willow and Alex are mankind's only hope. With the world in ruins, the angels are enslaving humanity, moving survivors into camps where they can devour their energy, causing slow but certain death. Training a new team of Angel Killers, Alex and Willow's love grows stronger than ever – and success is almost within their grasp. But when... read more

The final captivating book in the bestselling Angel Trilogy. Willow and Alex are mankind's only hope. With the world in ruins, the angels are enslaving humanity, moving survivors into camps where they can devour their energy, causing slow but certain death. Training a new team of Angel Killers, Alex and Willow's love grows stronger than ever – and success is almost within their grasp. But when... read more

Dead Beautiful: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 1)

Yvonne Woon

Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're to... read more

Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're to... read more

Life Eternal: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 2)

Yvonne Woon

I am in love with Dante Berlin. He is my soulmate. He saved my life. This may sound perfect, but I know the truth. Dante is an Undead. Soon he will turn twenty-one, death will finally claim him, and I will lose him for ever. Only one thing can save our love - the secret of the nine sisters. Yet as I get closer to the secret, I am haunted by nightmarish visions that hint at a discovery so dange... read more

I am in love with Dante Berlin. He is my soulmate. He saved my life. This may sound perfect, but I know the truth. Dante is an Undead. Soon he will turn twenty-one, death will finally claim him, and I will lose him for ever. Only one thing can save our love - the secret of the nine sisters. Yet as I get closer to the secret, I am haunted by nightmarish visions that hint at a discovery so dange... read more

Love Reborn: Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 3)

Yvonne Woon

Dante and I are inseparable...and we are dying. Our shared soul cannot sustain us and our love threatens to kill us both. Our only hope lies in messages from a mysterious benefactor, leading us on a treacherous journey across Europe in search of the secret of eternal life. But our enemies are tracking us. And if they catch us, will our love survive?

Dante and I are inseparable...and we are dying. Our shared soul cannot sustain us and our love threatens to kill us both. Our only hope lies in messages from a mysterious benefactor, leading us on a treacherous journey across Europe in search of the secret of eternal life. But our enemies are tracking us. And if they catch us, will our love survive?

Writing in the Sand

Helen Brandom

A subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing novel about teen pregnancy. Sixteen-year-old Amy is used to keeping secrets – about her mum's illness, her irresponsible sister and about her ex-boyfriend Liam. But now Amy has a secret that cannot be kept. Should she tell the truth about the abandoned baby or keep quiet and live a lie...for ever? "Helen Brandom's protagonist, Amy, is a delight." - Th... read more

A subtle, insightful and utterly absorbing novel about teen pregnancy. Sixteen-year-old Amy is used to keeping secrets – about her mum's illness, her irresponsible sister and about her ex-boyfriend Liam. But now Amy has a secret that cannot be kept. Should she tell the truth about the abandoned baby or keep quiet and live a lie...for ever? "Helen Brandom's protagonist, Amy, is a delight." - Th... read more

The Last Summer of Us

Maggie Harcourt

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captur... read more

Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captur... read more

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erskine

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's Syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn't seem like things wil... read more

11-year-old Caitlin has Asperger's Syndrome, and has always had her older brother, Devon, to explain the confusing things around her. But when Devon is killed in a tragic school shooting, Caitlin has to try and make sense of the world without him. With her dad spending most of his time crying in the shower, and her life at school becoming increasingly difficult, it doesn't seem like things wil... read more

The Earth Is Singing

Vanessa Curtis

My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I'm training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. "A tragic, harrowing and deeply moving account of the... read more

My name is Hanna. I am 15. I am Latvian. I live with my mother and grandmother. My father is missing, taken by the Russians. I have a boyfriend and I'm training to be a dancer. But none of that is important any more. Because the Nazis have arrived, and I am a Jew. And as far as they are concerned, that is all that matters. This is my story. "A tragic, harrowing and deeply moving account of the... read more

Deep Water

Lu Hersey

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift. "Outstanding... I raced through it." - Malorie ... read more

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift. "Outstanding... I raced through it." - Malorie ... read more

North Child

Edith Pattou

Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun... read more

Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun... read more

Now You See Me

Emma Haughton

Three years ago, Hannah's best friend Danny Geller vanished without trace. Not knowing if he's alive or dead, she struggles to move on with a life shrouded in secrets and suspicions... But as hope returns to haunt Danny's family and their desperation is used against them, can Hannah bear to expose the painful truth? Or is it better to live in the dark? A mesmerizing psychological thriller with... read more

Three years ago, Hannah's best friend Danny Geller vanished without trace. Not knowing if he's alive or dead, she struggles to move on with a life shrouded in secrets and suspicions... But as hope returns to haunt Danny's family and their desperation is used against them, can Hannah bear to expose the painful truth? Or is it better to live in the dark? A mesmerizing psychological thriller with... read more

Better Left Buried

Emma Haughton

Brother dead...best friend missing...house ransacked...stalked by a stranger...attacked in the street... And Sarah has no idea why. She never knew her brother was hiding a dark secret when he died. But now his actions have led the wolves to her door – and the only way out is to run. A tense, unnerving thriller that will set your heart racing. "A gripping and intriguing tale that will raise goo... read more

Brother dead...best friend missing...house ransacked...stalked by a stranger...attacked in the street... And Sarah has no idea why. She never knew her brother was hiding a dark secret when he died. But now his actions have led the wolves to her door – and the only way out is to run. A tense, unnerving thriller that will set your heart racing. "A gripping and intriguing tale that will raise goo... read more

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting

Holly Bourne

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

Bree is a loser, a wannabe author who hides behind words. But when she's told she needs to start living a life worth writing about, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting is born. Six steps on how to be interesting. Six steps that will see her infiltrate the popular set, fall in love with someone forbidden and make the biggest mistake of her life.

Am I Normal Yet? (The Spinster Club Series Book 1)

Holly Bourne

Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.

Evie, Amber and Lottie: three girls facing down tough issues with the combined powers of friendship, feminism and cheesy snacks. Both hilarious and heart-rending, this is Evie’s no-holds-barred story of struggling to live a “normal” teen life in the grip of OCD, from the acclaimed author of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting.

How Hard Can Love Be? (The Spinster Club Series Book 2)

Holly Bourne

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends ... read more

All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer with her can change all that. And then there’s Kyle, the most American person Amber’s ever met. She can’t help liking him. But can he really be interested in her? Even with best friends ... read more

My Second Life

Faye Bird

"The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two." Fifteen-year-old Ana has always known that she's lived before, haunted by memories that aren't hers – memories of being Emma. But when her two lives collide in one chance meeting, suddenly she's bombarded with terrifying visions of a little girl who tragically drowned. Was Emma... read more

"The first time I was born, I was Emma. I was beautiful. I had everything to live for. But I died. I was twenty-two." Fifteen-year-old Ana has always known that she's lived before, haunted by memories that aren't hers – memories of being Emma. But when her two lives collide in one chance meeting, suddenly she's bombarded with terrifying visions of a little girl who tragically drowned. Was Emma... read more

What I Couldn't Tell You

Faye Bird

When 17-year-old Laura is attacked and left in a coma, the prime suspect is her boyfriend Joe, who fled the scene and vanished. But as the weeks pass, Laura’s mute sister Tessie is entrusted with secrets about what really happened. Gradually she pieces together the truth of that night – but can she ever be brave enough to tell Laura’s story?

When 17-year-old Laura is attacked and left in a coma, the prime suspect is her boyfriend Joe, who fled the scene and vanished. But as the weeks pass, Laura’s mute sister Tessie is entrusted with secrets about what really happened. Gradually she pieces together the truth of that night – but can she ever be brave enough to tell Laura’s story?

Freak the Mighty

Rodman Philbrick

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of t... read more

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of t... read more

The Battles of Ben Kingdom - The Claws of Evil: The Battles of Ben Kingdom (Book 1)

Andrew Beasley

The year is 1891 and London is at war. High up on the rooftops lives a ragtag band of orphans and spies – the Watchers – protectors of the city. But below the cobbled streets lurks the Legion, a ruthless gang of cut-throats and thieves, plotting to unleash the darkest forces of Hell. When a mysterious coin falls into his hands, cocky street urchin, Ben Kingdom, is flung into the midst of this ... read more

The year is 1891 and London is at war. High up on the rooftops lives a ragtag band of orphans and spies – the Watchers – protectors of the city. But below the cobbled streets lurks the Legion, a ruthless gang of cut-throats and thieves, plotting to unleash the darkest forces of Hell. When a mysterious coin falls into his hands, cocky street urchin, Ben Kingdom, is flung into the midst of this ... read more

Forbidden Friends

Anne-Marie Conway

When Bee and Lizzie meet on a beach in Spain, they feel as if they've always known each other. Escaping from their parents and exploring the coast, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. But when a chance meeting reveals their two families used to be close, Bee and Lizzie's new friendship is pushed to the limit by the shocking secret that forced their families apart... A perfect blend... read more

When Bee and Lizzie meet on a beach in Spain, they feel as if they've always known each other. Escaping from their parents and exploring the coast, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. But when a chance meeting reveals their two families used to be close, Bee and Lizzie's new friendship is pushed to the limit by the shocking secret that forced their families apart... A perfect blend... read more

Butterfly Summer

Anne-Marie Conway

In her summer of secrets, all Becky knows is that everything can change in the beat of a butterfly's wing... When Becky finds an old photo in a box under her mum's bed, everything she thought she knew comes crashing down. The only place she finds comfort is at the Butterfly Garden with her new friend, Rosa May. But with her wild ways, and unpredictable temper, is Rosa May hiding something as w... read more

In her summer of secrets, all Becky knows is that everything can change in the beat of a butterfly's wing... When Becky finds an old photo in a box under her mum's bed, everything she thought she knew comes crashing down. The only place she finds comfort is at the Butterfly Garden with her new friend, Rosa May. But with her wild ways, and unpredictable temper, is Rosa May hiding something as w... read more

Tangled Secrets

Anne-Marie Conway

Maddie's life is a tangled mess of secrets. She's grieving for Nan, struggling for Mum's attention, and scared she's losing Dad too. She keeps everything knotted up inside, unable to find her voice... until she's paired with Kieran Black - the bad-boy troublemaker in her class - and finds her confidence growing. But when Maddie's hit by a secret that could bring her whole world crashing down, ... read more

Maddie's life is a tangled mess of secrets. She's grieving for Nan, struggling for Mum's attention, and scared she's losing Dad too. She keeps everything knotted up inside, unable to find her voice... until she's paired with Kieran Black - the bad-boy troublemaker in her class - and finds her confidence growing. But when Maddie's hit by a secret that could bring her whole world crashing down, ... read more

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of bein... read more

Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind – until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss? "Magical...really captures the feeling of bein... read more

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Stephanie Perkins

Life is pretty close to perfect for budding designer Lola Nolan, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of fee... read more

Life is pretty close to perfect for budding designer Lola Nolan, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of fee... read more

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Stephanie Perkins

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. S... read more

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. S... read more

A Boy Called Hope

Lara Williamson

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now – even stranger – his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan... read more

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now – even stranger – his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan... read more

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

Lara Williamson

All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket’s mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his w... read more

All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket’s mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his w... read more

The Name of this Book is Secret: The Secret Series (Book 1)

Pseudonymous Bosch

I don't know how you got here but this page isn't for you. This is an extremely dangerous book with a very deadly secret. It is an alarming account of two extraordinary adventurers, a missing magician's diary, a symphony of smells and a deadly secret... If you're both curious and brave, visit www.thenameofthisbookissecret.co.uk - but remember - I warned you. "Many different types of readers wi... read more

I don't know how you got here but this page isn't for you. This is an extremely dangerous book with a very deadly secret. It is an alarming account of two extraordinary adventurers, a missing magician's diary, a symphony of smells and a deadly secret... If you're both curious and brave, visit www.thenameofthisbookissecret.co.uk - but remember - I warned you. "Many different types of readers wi... read more

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late: The Secret Series (Book 2)

Pseudonymous Bosch

If you didn't read "The Name of This Book is SECRET", then this is another book you should definitely NOT read. No, really. There's a terrible monster grown in a lab, a strange carved ball that sings of distant secrets, and an evil threat against the mysterious Terces Society. And you really shouldn't visit www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk. You won't like it. "This is the quirky, origina... read more

If you didn't read "The Name of This Book is SECRET", then this is another book you should definitely NOT read. No, really. There's a terrible monster grown in a lab, a strange carved ball that sings of distant secrets, and an evil threat against the mysterious Terces Society. And you really shouldn't visit www.ifyourereadingthisitstoolate.co.uk. You won't like it. "This is the quirky, origina... read more

This Book Is Not Good For You: The Secret Series (Book 3)

Pseudonymous Bosch

For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. N... read more

For those foolish enough to have read "The Name of this Book is Secret" and too foolhardy to have turned away from "If You're Reading This, It's Too Late", the third book in the series is best avoided. This book contains none of the following: A cursed Aztec artefact, an evil and deranged chef, a secret jungle lair inhabited by cocoa-crazed monkeys, the most dangerous chocolate ever created. N... read more

This Isn't What It Looks Like: The Secret Series (Book 4)

Pseudonymous Bosch

WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What ... read more

WARNING! Appearances can be deceptive...This book is NOT filled with ancient magic, mystical clairvoyants and the marvels of time travel. This is NOT a book detailing the latest top secret investigations of the Terces Society. You will NOT find stolen treasure, masked bandits and bloodthirsty knights between the pages of this book. But before you go, just remember one thing... This Isn't What ... read more

You Have To Stop This: The Secret Series (Book 5)

Pseudonymous Bosch

Do you want to finally, conclusively, and at (very) long last, learn the Secret? Are you REALLY sure? Because now's your chance to escape... No? You're staying put? Have you any idea of what lies between these perilous pages? (How could you? ... except perhaps if you were to smell that faint aroma of musty mummy, or catch a glance of the deviously despicable Lord Pharaoh). Well, if you really ... read more

Do you want to finally, conclusively, and at (very) long last, learn the Secret? Are you REALLY sure? Because now's your chance to escape... No? You're staying put? Have you any idea of what lies between these perilous pages? (How could you? ... except perhaps if you were to smell that faint aroma of musty mummy, or catch a glance of the deviously despicable Lord Pharaoh). Well, if you really ... read more

Bad Magic: The Bad Books (Book 1)

Pseudonymous Bosch

This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It's just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You'd better read it to find out.) "The perfidious and puzzling Pseudonymous Bosch... read more

This book is incredibly BAD. It does not contain MAGIC. Or a strange ghost girl. Or spontaneous combustion. Or Spanish-speaking llamas. It's just an ordinary tale of a boy going to summer camp on a desert island. Nothing EXCITING or WEIRD happens and there are no SECRETS or MYSTERIES at all. (Or maybe there are. You'd better read it to find out.) "The perfidious and puzzling Pseudonymous Bosch... read more

Bad Luck: The Bad Books (Book 2)

Pseudonymous Bosch

Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD a... read more

Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD a... read more

The Dolls: The Dolls (Book 1)

Kiki Sullivan

When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of impossibly beautiful voodoo queens who have everyone under their spell. But they need her help. Because darkness is descending on Carrefour and even the Dolls' combined powers may not be enough to stop the killer in their midst. Sultry, seductive, irresistib... read more

When 17-year-old Eveny returns to the tiny Louisiana town where she was born, she discovers she is the powerful missing link in a trio of impossibly beautiful voodoo queens who have everyone under their spell. But they need her help. Because darkness is descending on Carrefour and even the Dolls' combined powers may not be enough to stop the killer in their midst. Sultry, seductive, irresistib... read more

Model Under Cover - A Crime of Fashion: Model Under Cover (Book 1)

Carina Axelsson

Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case – even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeou... read more

Introducing Axelle Anderson: fashion's most stylish detective. Despite her long legs and fashion-obsessed family, all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries. So when star designer Belle La Lune vanishes, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to crack the case – even if it means being tortured with eyelash-curlers and teetering on sky-high heels. Aided by the distractingly gorgeou... read more

Model Under Cover - Stolen with Style: Model Under Cover (Book 2)

Carina Axelsson

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels – Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a Vogue photo shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate... "A high octane drama set in the glamorous an... read more

Hold on to your handbags and buckle up your heels – Axelle Anderson, undercover model, is back. When it comes to glamorous crimes of fashion, Axelle's discovered that modelling is the perfect cover for a wannabe detective. So when the world's most famous black diamond vanishes from a Vogue photo shoot, she jets straight to New York to investigate... "A high octane drama set in the glamorous an... read more

Model Under Cover - Deadly By Design: Model Under Cover (Book 3)

Carina Axelsson

When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks? "Perfect for Holly Smale and Ally Carter fans" - ... read more

When a new case lands on Axelle Anderson's London doorstep, the stylish sleuth can't resist strapping on the heels and snapping on the shades to track down whoever attacked fashion photographer Gavin. But what's the deal with the memory stick full of mysterious photos? Can Axelle discover the secret they contain and stop a killer in his tracks? "Perfect for Holly Smale and Ally Carter fans" - ... read more

Model Under Cover - Dressed to Kill

Carina Axelsson

The last thing hot new model Axelle expects to find at a photo shoot is a top stylist dead on set. But as a high-heeled, runway-ready secret sleuth, she's just the girl to solve the mystery of who poisoned Elisabeta. With gorgeous Sebastian by her side, Axelle plunges into a world of dirty rumours, sparkling jewels and high-speed chases to track a ruthless killer. Could this be Axelle's most d... read more

The last thing hot new model Axelle expects to find at a photo shoot is a top stylist dead on set. But as a high-heeled, runway-ready secret sleuth, she's just the girl to solve the mystery of who poisoned Elisabeta. With gorgeous Sebastian by her side, Axelle plunges into a world of dirty rumours, sparkling jewels and high-speed chases to track a ruthless killer. Could this be Axelle's most d... read more

Completely Cassidy - Accidental Genius: Completely Cassidy (Book 1)

Tamsyn Murray

Meet Cassidy. With her embarrassing dad, pregnant mum, loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, she's almost invisible in her family. So she's hoping Year 7 is her time to shine, especially since a test proved she's Gifted & Talented. The only problem is she picked her answers at random. But surely the school wouldn't make a mistake about her genius? "For fans of Wimpy Kid, Cathy Cassidy and boo... read more

Meet Cassidy. With her embarrassing dad, pregnant mum, loser brother and knicker-chewing dog, she's almost invisible in her family. So she's hoping Year 7 is her time to shine, especially since a test proved she's Gifted & Talented. The only problem is she picked her answers at random. But surely the school wouldn't make a mistake about her genius? "For fans of Wimpy Kid, Cathy Cassidy and boo... read more

Completely Cassidy - Star Reporter: Completely Cassidy (Book 2)

Tamsyn Murray

Cassidy is determined to discover a hidden talent to help her stand out from the crowd. So when her petition to let girls wear trousers gets her noticed by the editor of the school mag, she's thrilled. Could she be a star reporter? But her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Who's leaking her top-secret gossip? "A total cringe-fest and total fun!" - Karen M... read more

Cassidy is determined to discover a hidden talent to help her stand out from the crowd. So when her petition to let girls wear trousers gets her noticed by the editor of the school mag, she's thrilled. Could she be a star reporter? But her plans go pear-shaped when her investigations mysteriously end up online. Who's leaking her top-secret gossip? "A total cringe-fest and total fun!" - Karen M... read more

Completely Cassidy - Drama Queen: Completely Cassidy (Book 3)

Tamsyn Murray

Cassidy can’t wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school! She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent - could she be a star in the making? But as auditions loom, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. What if Cassidy's stage debut turns out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster?

Cassidy can’t wait to enrol at Dance and Drama Academy summer school! She's always dreamed of discovering her hidden talent - could she be a star in the making? But as auditions loom, Cassidy is gripped by stage fright. What if Cassidy's stage debut turns out to be an all-singing, all-dancing disaster?

The Black Fox of Beckham

David L. Heaney

Prayers That Keep It Real: Navigating Depression, Showing Your Scars , Bringing Your Real Self to God

Kimberly Womble

Depression is a constant tug-a-war of your mind and body fighting to live or die. In some spaces there is a stigma where people who deal with depression are shamed when they seek therapy or take medication. The prayers in this book are an invitation to live with depression out loud and to use prayer as a safe place to vent and bring your real self to God. It is not to suggest that you can pray... read more

Depression is a constant tug-a-war of your mind and body fighting to live or die. In some spaces there is a stigma where people who deal with depression are shamed when they seek therapy or take medication. The prayers in this book are an invitation to live with depression out loud and to use prayer as a safe place to vent and bring your real self to God. It is not to suggest that you can pray... read more

The Cadwaladr Quests (Book One: Tangled Time): The unique and engaging vocabulary aid for all eleven-plus, SATs and independent school entrance exams, including Key Stage 3

S. L. Ager

An original and exciting story containing 3,000 interactive word definitions along with their synonyms and antonyms, in context, on the pages (suitable for CEM and GL 11 Plus).Claire and Ben are ordinary schoolchildren. Life is predictable … until one day when everything changes – forever.Claire finds a mysterious letter asking her to travel to a strange place, alone. Her sister is in danger. ... read more

An original and exciting story containing 3,000 interactive word definitions along with their synonyms and antonyms, in context, on the pages (suitable for CEM and GL 11 Plus).Claire and Ben are ordinary schoolchildren. Life is predictable … until one day when everything changes – forever.Claire finds a mysterious letter asking her to travel to a strange place, alone. Her sister is in danger. ... read more

Love Beings: The Guide to Intuitive Power: Join the Evolution

Josephine Wilkins

Those who are drawn to developing their Intuitive Power tend to be highly empathic. And this can be problematic unless you know how to take care of yourself. Josephine reminds us in Love Beings that we must put the oxygen mask on ourselves first, before we can help anybody else. Learning how to effectively perform self-care is the first fundamental in developing our intuitive powers, and yet i... read more

Those who are drawn to developing their Intuitive Power tend to be highly empathic. And this can be problematic unless you know how to take care of yourself. Josephine reminds us in Love Beings that we must put the oxygen mask on ourselves first, before we can help anybody else. Learning how to effectively perform self-care is the first fundamental in developing our intuitive powers, and yet i... read more

Nuclear! (The Rosemary Kids Book 1)

Alan French

The Rosemary Kids: Different fairy tales for tomorrow’s citizens!On a school excursion to a nuclear power plant, best friends Rose and Mary stumble upon a conspiracy that might put the whole country in danger. Together with Ash, the little fairy of the ash trees, they have to act quickly to prevent a catastrophe, and to bring the guilty parties to justice!Beautifully illustrated by artist Dave... read more

The Rosemary Kids: Different fairy tales for tomorrow’s citizens!On a school excursion to a nuclear power plant, best friends Rose and Mary stumble upon a conspiracy that might put the whole country in danger. Together with Ash, the little fairy of the ash trees, they have to act quickly to prevent a catastrophe, and to bring the guilty parties to justice!Beautifully illustrated by artist Dave... read more

Entlebucher Mountain Dogs - What I Wish I Knew

L Liebrand

Wondering if the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the right breed for you? Perhaps you want to try the Entlebucher lifestyle on for size before choosing the breed for you and your family?When Linda and her husband brought their gorgeous Entlebucher puppy Alfie home seven years ago, their lives changed overnight. Their heel-nipping, hyper-energetic dog failed puppy class and sent at least three loca... read more

Wondering if the Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the right breed for you? Perhaps you want to try the Entlebucher lifestyle on for size before choosing the breed for you and your family?When Linda and her husband brought their gorgeous Entlebucher puppy Alfie home seven years ago, their lives changed overnight. Their heel-nipping, hyper-energetic dog failed puppy class and sent at least three loca... read more

Neural Networks Without the Math (Joyful AI Book 1)

Alan French

More and more, artificial intelligence is taking over our lives.Voice-controlled assistants like Alexa and Siri, Amazon’s recommendation engine, Google’s search, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, and computers that diagnose diseases better than your doctor: they are all here already, whether we like it or not.As users and as citizens, we need to keep up.It is crucial for a democracy that w... read more

More and more, artificial intelligence is taking over our lives.Voice-controlled assistants like Alexa and Siri, Amazon’s recommendation engine, Google’s search, self-driving cars, autonomous robots, and computers that diagnose diseases better than your doctor: they are all here already, whether we like it or not.As users and as citizens, we need to keep up.It is crucial for a democracy that w... read more

Compton Valance - Revenge of the Fancy-Pants Time Pirate: Compton Valance (Book 4)

Matt Brown

Magnificently moustachioed madman Gussage St Vincent is back from the dead and set on using his pirate galleon time machine to become OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE. It’s up to Trainee Time Crime Agents Compton and Bryan to stop him, in a battle involving the pongiest pants in history, the Great Fish-Slapping Game and a LOT of custard pies.

Magnificently moustachioed madman Gussage St Vincent is back from the dead and set on using his pirate galleon time machine to become OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE. It’s up to Trainee Time Crime Agents Compton and Bryan to stop him, in a battle involving the pongiest pants in history, the Great Fish-Slapping Game and a LOT of custard pies.

Compton Valance - The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back: For tablet devices

Matt Brown

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can o... read more

Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can o... read more

Compton Valance - Super F.A.R.T.s Versus the Master of Time: For tablet devices

Matt Brown

Fresh from saving the universe, Compton and Bryan are whisked off to the future to become trainee Time Crime Agents. But when a notorious criminal mastermind escapes from a maximum security prison and kidnaps Bryan, Compton must race against time to save his best friend – and the world – from evil…using only a slimy sandwich! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kind... read more

Fresh from saving the universe, Compton and Bryan are whisked off to the future to become trainee Time Crime Agents. But when a notorious criminal mastermind escapes from a maximum security prison and kidnaps Bryan, Compton must race against time to save his best friend – and the world – from evil…using only a slimy sandwich! This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kind... read more

Compton Valance - The Most Powerful Boy in the Universe: For tablet devices

Matt Brown, Lizzy Finlay

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their effort... read more

When Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon discover the world's first TIME MACHINE (aka a mouldy, thirteen-week-old-cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich), they become the most powerful boys in the universe. But how will Compton and Bryan decide to use their incredible new time-travelling powers? Will they use them for good? Will they use them for evil? Or will they just focus their effort... read more

Grishton Podwood's Sacred Winchup Band

S.C. Jacks

Young, afraid and thousands of miles from home, Grishton Podwood has landed on the Zubious Islands to finally learn the true power of the winchup band bestowed on each Jagat at birth. He’s waited all his life for this moment; he’s dreamt of it hundreds of times and won’t let his fear stop him. But there is trouble on his home world of Tirish. A mysterious artefact called the Spectrolite Sphere... read more

Young, afraid and thousands of miles from home, Grishton Podwood has landed on the Zubious Islands to finally learn the true power of the winchup band bestowed on each Jagat at birth. He’s waited all his life for this moment; he’s dreamt of it hundreds of times and won’t let his fear stop him. But there is trouble on his home world of Tirish. A mysterious artefact called the Spectrolite Sphere... read more

Ethan and the Key

Dennis Canfield

Twelve-year-old Ethan Mason is focused on baseball, math tests, and staying out of Howard Russman's way. That is, until a mysterious puddle of green light appears in the upstairs hallway of his home. The light brings Ethan to the kingdom of Abentur, a beautiful world defended by a dragon against vicious invaders and Draykik, their brutal leader. Ethan can't tell his parents or friends or anyon... read more

Twelve-year-old Ethan Mason is focused on baseball, math tests, and staying out of Howard Russman's way. That is, until a mysterious puddle of green light appears in the upstairs hallway of his home. The light brings Ethan to the kingdom of Abentur, a beautiful world defended by a dragon against vicious invaders and Draykik, their brutal leader. Ethan can't tell his parents or friends or anyon... read more

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