Tag: YA

The first review of Am I Normal Yet? is in! And Paper Trail YA loves it as much as we do! Read the review in full at http://bit.ly/1GWKwBY.

Am I Normal Yet? is out on 1st August 2015! Pre-order your copy now online or at your local independent bookshop.

Top 5 Feminist YA Books

Ahead of tonight’s #UKYAchat about feminism and gender
equality in YA, Holly has written about her top 5 feminist YA Books for Queen of Contemporary blog. Here’s a juicy taster of what to expect:

‘Am I Normal Yet? is the first book in a
trilogy about a group of girls who set up their own feminist campaign
group called ‘The Spinster Club’. I think YA gets a bad rep when it
comes to feminism. So many people keep bleating out the dreaded words
‘Bella’ and ‘Swan’ – like Twilight isn’t a) TEN years old, and b) Not
the only YA book out there. In fact, YA have LOADS of incredibly
feminist books…

Head over to Queen of Contemporary to see the books Holly has included in her top 5!

And don’t forget to log into Twitter at 8pm, search for #UKYAchat and join in the conversation with authors, bloggers, librarians and readers about feminism and gender roles in YA.

#TBT Q&A with PaperTrailYA

Hello Day 18 of #100DaysofNormal! On this gorgeous June day, we’re throwing back to a brill Q&A Holly did with PaperTrailYA blog earlier this month. Here’s a teeny-tiny taster:

‘Hi, Holly! Thank you
so much for taking the time out of your schedule to chat with us today.
How does it feel to be bringing out your third novel Am I Normal Yet?

I’m
so excited and yet SO terrified at the same time. This book is like my
Horcrux, and I really hope everyone loves it as dearly as I do. What’s
so exciting is it’s the first in a trilogy. I’m loving getting to stay
with the same bunch of characters for three books, after writing two
standalones.’

Read the interview in full at http://bit.ly/1QFmPWB.

Congratulations to @emmarrobinson on Twitter – she’s the very lucky winner of the signed copy of SOULMATES. We hope you enjoy it Emma!

Read the first chapter of SOULMATES at www.usborne.com/soulmates

There will be lots more opportunities to win copies of Holly’s books – so stay tuned and be sure to follow Holly on Twitter (@Holly_BourneYA).

Wahoo! It’s Day 15 of #100DaysofNormal and to celebrate we have this rather fab Twitter competition. Head to Holly’s Twitter page for a chance to win a signed copy of her first novel, Soulmates! We have one to giveaway to one very lucky winner!

Good luck!

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is out now! Read the first chapter extract at www.usborne.com/HowtoBeInteresting.