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Young Adult

Friday Reads- Jubilee Edition

Happy Friday Gollancz Blog readers and welcome back to our weekly #FridayReads wherein a member of Team Gollancz shares with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s an upcoming new release, an old favourite or a hot genre title this is the place for you to find your perfect weekend reading selection. […]

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Introducing THE GATHERING DARK Book Trailer

I know I’ve been shouting about THE GATHERING DARK for what feels like a long time, but it’s a book that deserves to be shouted about. Loudly and often. This is the perfect YA crossover book. Filled with romance, intrigue, fantasy and a world that is so rich and epic you can’t wait to return to it long after the last page is turned (there’s a sequel out next year—thank goodness!). but don’t take my word for it, watch the trailer and you can enter to win a free copy of THE GATHERING DARK! We have five copies to give away!

Watch THE GATHERING DARK trailer and answer this question: How many times does The Darkling appear in the trailer? Send your answer to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: THE DARKLING by 11pm on the 6th June 2012.

Now, without further interruptions, I’m very pleased to be able to share with you the trailer for THE GATHERING DARK.


Intrigued? Read the first four chapters here.

THE GATHERING DARK is out now from our sister imprint Indigo. Pick up or download your copy today.

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Related Categories: Book Trailer, Fantasy, Young Adult

A Special Guest Post from Marcus Sedgwick

We are very pleased to have a special guest post from Marcus Sedgwick, who is published by our YA sister imprint Indigo. Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children’s publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION […]

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MIDWINTERBLOOD – it’s amazing what you can miss…

Marcus has been published by Orion’s childrens list for many years now, and though I’ve dabbled with his vampire series (My Swordhand is Singing and Kiss of Death), and dipped a toe into his brilliant Raven Mysteries, I have only ever had a passing acquaintance with his writing. My work limited my reading to Orion’s […]

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Related Categories: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult

Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside the world of THE GATHERING DARK

We’re very excited to be able to bring you an exclusive film of Leigh Bardugo reading an extract from THE GATHERING DARK! To celebrate we’re giving you a chance to enter to win 1 of 5 early reading copies? Watch the film and then send the answer to this question: What is the name of the tall Heartrender mentioned in this extract? to competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject line: Gathering Dark by 11.59 on the 11th May. Good luck!

 

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Happy Red, White and BITTERBLUE Monday!

We’re sad to be bringing you our last Red, White and Bitterblue Monday, but so excited that Bitterblue will be out where all good books are sold from tomorrow! Recently, the lovely Kristin Cashore wrote on her blog about the process of letting Bitterblue go out into the wild and we wanted to share her […]

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BITTERBLUE: Speak More Truths (Chapter Two)

It took me long time to figure out what I wanted to say about Bitterblue. Mostly because I didn’t know what to say. How to sum up a book that literally spoilt all other books for me (for at least two weeks—it made my commutes to work rather unbearable). I wanted to put my finger […]

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BITTERBLUE – Monsters cast long shadows… (Chapter One)

Welcome back to our Red, White and BITTERBLUE Mondays! This week Paul S has written a brilliant introduction to BITTERBLUE.  We’ve also got a first chapter extract of BITTERBLUE and an amazing competition. So read on for all the details you’ll need to participate in this week’s Red, White and Bitterblue Monday!   Kristin Cashore’s […]

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Wise and Wonderful: Introducing Bitterblue

I absolutely love Kristin Cashore’s novels . . . perhaps, as I’m her UK editor, that comes as no surprise. But I was asked a few days ago if I could put my finger on what makes her novels stand out so vividly. Many books are beautifully, evocatively and powerfully written. Many have strong, determined […]

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Why the world should be watching

I read a lot of YA. Perhaps too much YA. But, for me, The Hunger Games was a book ‘I’ll get around to eventually’. Until I saw this: That trailer had me hooked from the first scene to the creepy ending music. But, I had a hard time getting into The Hunger Games. Something about […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Young Adult

Books for Life (Happy World Book Day)

To celebrate World Book Day here at Gollancz Towers we’ve each come up with a book we wanted to share with you. A book for life. And because it’s World Book Day we’re offering you a chance to win each of the books listed. To enter simply send an email to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject […]

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The Ketty Jay novels – the exclusive new cover reveal!

This week, for the second time ever, we ran a little Twitter competition: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you’re one of the first people to correctly tweet us back with the title we’ll send you […]

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The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo is a debut YA crossover novel from our sister imprint, Indigo. It’s fantastic. Sweeping and filled with adventure and romance it’s the kind of book you just can’t stop talking about. Well, I can’t stop talking about it. So to celebrate this Valentine’s Day we’re sharing the book love with […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fantasy, Leigh Bardugo, Young Adult

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