In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, I thought I'd share my favourite YA books by British authors with you. Starting the blog has actually led me to a lot of fabulous British books and I think they're often over-shadowed by books written by US authors so considering all the British-ness going on: the Jubilee AND the London Olympics, I wanted to put together this post for you. I hope you enjoy reading this! (links lead you to my review)
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
This book pretty much changed my life and I just absolutely ADORED reading this! Has to be one of the BEST books ever and is my most FAVOURITE novel of the year! This is sheer perfection and you seriously risk missing out on something AMAZING if you don't read it NOW! The premise of this novel is like no other and it's just so intriguing and fascinating that you'll keep wanting more! Katie Dale is probably one of the best British debut authors and I will happily read whatever she writes next. Click HERE to read an interview with the lovely Katie herself...
Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt
Another beautifully written debut novel. This book is full of heart-break and friendships and first love. I've never read a book like it and it is definitely unique; it's one book where looks don't matter or define you. I loved loved loved the premise of it and I adored Ryan even more. I so wish I knew a boy like him *sighs*. All the characters are so easy to warm to and you can really feel their happiness, their pain and everything in between. A bittersweet read that will make you appreciate what you have more <3 Keep writing, Laura - I can't get enough of your lovely writing style!
Torn by Cat Clarke
Another fabulous, flawless read. It's a thrilling, fast-paced read that had my heart pounding like mad and Cat Clarke definitely knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seat! I mean, come on: a dead girl on a school trip? Obviously, the book is gonna be INTERESTING! Thrown in some complicated romance and hidden guilt and you have the perfect read! I'm so glad I discovered Cat Clarke and that I didn't overlook this book :) I really hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Sister, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
I'm a big fan of Sophie McKenzie and Sister, Missing is one of my favourites out of all the books she's written. This book swept off my feet and carried me on a thrilling rollercoaster of adventure and non-stop action. I read it in about two days and I just couldn't put it down. I think I sat for hours on the sofa, completely absorbed in it and I lost track of time. Personally, I think this is much better than the first even though I had initial worries that it wouldn't live up to Girl, Missing! Bring on the next book: I can't wait to read it because it focusses on the youngest sister Madison!
The Look by Sophia Bennett
Don't be fooled by the pretty cover: this book is so much more than just fashion and modelling. It's also about family, rooting for the people you love, growing up and making important decisions. Sophie Bennett writes like a dream and I was hooked on Ted and Ava's story from page one. It's such a gorgeous, heart-breaking novel and I empathised with each and every character. Initially, I thought it would be light, fun and sassy and while it is incredibly glamorous, it also touches on deeper issues like cancer and facing your worst fears. I must applaud Sophia for this wonderful book and I'm looking forward to more YA novels from her. Don't forget to check out the interview with a twist she did for ARD..
Hope you enjoyed reading this! These books are just a handful of amazing British books that I think you should definitely check out!
What about you? Do any of the above books come under your favourites by British authors? Feel free to tell me about your favourite British authors and books!
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