Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Ones to watch - Books for November

Hi there! :0)

I realised the other day that there are so many amazing sounding books that are due for release over the next few months. So with that in mind, I thought I would put together this 'Ones to Watch' post! :) So here we go...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Guest Post - Ingrid Jonach

Hi there!

We have a treat in store for you today :0) It's a guest post by Ingrid Jonach, one of the growing number of brilliant authors that have been signed to the Strange Chemistry label. Ingrid hails from Australia, and is here to talk about the YA scene down under. Enjoy....
The Young Adult Scene Down Under

If you were to walk into an Aussie bookstore or library, you would find the shelves groaning under the weight of novels from abroad, particularly the US.

We too were swept up in the Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games Series’. We have grown accustomed to international slang and even spelling if the novel has been ordered from overseas (note there has been a lot of robust discussion around parallel imports in Australia, but that is another blog post altogether!). And we Aussies are actively engaging with international readers and writers through social networking sites like Twitter and Goodreads.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Book Club October 2012

Hi there!
Well last night we had our sixth book club meeting. It went well, even though we didn't have a huge amount of book chat. Chicken Salt anyone...? lol

Our October book is Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott. We gave it 3, 4, 4.5 and one 5 star, so I'll average that out to 4 stars. I really loved this book and so did a couple of others. A few of us hadn't finished it yet, but were enjoying it. One of us just couldn't get into it and one other had only read the first word! lol  So it was quite a mixed bag!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Review - Broken by A E Rought

Broken by A E Rought
ISBN 9781908844309
Published by Strange Chemistry
Published 3rd January 2013
Four out of five stars ****
I genuinely really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention right from the moment that I heard about it, (which was when the blog was part of it's cover reveal a few months back). here's what goodreads has to say...
"Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Event - YA Author Book Signing

Photo by Liz de Jager.
Hi there you guys!!

Yesterday in the store we hosted a multi author book signing. Thank you guys for coming!!! Also thank you everyone who turned up to meet and chat with them :D
The turn out wasn't as big as I had hoped, but fun was had by all! We even had some yummy fudge and cakepops too! lol

So here are the authors...

Friday, 5 October 2012

TAC Competition Winner!!

We have a Winner!!

Each of the nine blogs taking part in the blog tour will select a winner, these lucky nine with then be entered into a single draw, and the winner of that will receive a very special prize! They will become the proud owners of an annotated copy The Assassin's Curse :D

So here is the winner....*drum roll*