Friday, 6 May 2016

Books With Bite 2016 Showcase



Earlier in April I received a very exciting event invitation to go to Books With Bite 2016 Showcase evening, and without even a moment's hesitation I RSVP'd yes. Now if you're wondering who Books With Bite are they are a collection of the following publishers- Little, Brown, Orion, Quercus and Hodder and they all fall under the Hachette Children's Group. They form part of my favourite publishers and I was so eager to go that I delayed my holiday to the Isle of Wight slightly.





Upon arriving we were greeted by a lovely site of bookish totes on our chairs and were given a brilliant presentation from some of the editors and publicists across the publishing group, telling us about their exciting upcoming reads.  The following were the ones that really stood out for me.





There have been a few books recently that I have really really wished had been around when I was a teenager and Notes on Being Teenage sounds like just this sort of book. I think this is going to be one of those books that every teenage girl must read to help them with all the things that teenage girls have to deal with whilst growing up. I of course picked up a copy of this.



These two books seem pretty important right now, with the refugee crisis, so I think they are actually quite timely novels. I am most excited to read Marcus Sedgwick's Saint Death and can't wait to see the cover!


I will admit that this isn't my usual type of read, but it created quite the buzz at the event, so at the last minute I grabbed a proof and glad I did as it was the only book that completely went!


Now I know they say that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but I must admit when the first book for this came out, 13 Days of Midnight, it didn't quite appeal to me, but then I heard more about the story and now I really want to read them! This reminded me of Sabriel by Garth Nix and necromancy and I LOVED those books, so this is now high on my list to read.



Out of all the books talked about though In the Dark, in the Woods were the book I got most excited about. This has been described as haunting and one of the best books that the brilliant Louise O'neill has read. I really need to pick up a copy!

After the presentation we were allowed to grab some proofs and mingle with some of the authors too! We also had some delicious food- the mini burgers were amazing.




A huge, huge thank you to the team at Books with Bite. I had a blast and now lots of exciting books to read.

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