It’s time for the third post in my publisher spotlight series and today is all about Hachette Children’s Group.
Hachette actually publish one of my FAVOURITE authors, so let’s start there shall we? Leigh Bardugo! If you’ve followed the blog for a while, or follow me on Twitter (@rhodak09) this will come as absolutely no surprise to you. Bardugo is brilliant! Her Grisha trilogy will always have a special place in my heart and her more recent duology set in the Grishaverse is outstanding!
The second book in this duology, Crooked Kingdom, hit the shelves at the end of September and ARGH it was everything I wanted it to be!
OK, calm down Rhoda. Bardugo is an author that I intend to introduce the Book Club to ASAP. If YOU haven’t read any of her books I highly recommend doing so; you can find my Bardugo archive here.
Enough of the fangirling. Let’s move on to another book that Hachette have published this year that’s not only on my own TBR, but is in our Book Club collection.
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon was published in July and boasts a 4.28 star average on Goodreads.
It is the story of Subhi, a boy who has spent all of his life in a refugee camp. The world within those fences is all he knows. Until he uncovers the story of Jimmie. That’s all I know, aside from the fact that I need to read it!
Hachette have some very exciting offerings coming up in the early part of 2017. The Inquisition by Taran Matharu is the second book in the SUMMONER trilogy.
I haven’t yet read the first book, The Novice, but given that this is a series described as “demons, magic and epic adventure” I can assure you that it’s on my TBR! Look out for book 2 on the 12th January 2017.
This one might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I’m SUPER excited about it – AN ASTERIX COLOURING BOOK!
I’ve been reading Asterix since childhood, despite the fact that I only got a fraction of the jokes at the time, and I adore the series. My friend’s son has discovered them and we have the most fun discussing the Gauls and the Romans. Add in the fact that I love a good colouring book and, well, it’s a no brainer! I kind of wish this was out before Christmas though as it’d make a great gift, but it’ll be something to look forward to on the 26th January 2017.
Also published that day is The Memory Book by Lara Avery, and if the early reviews are anything to go by, it’s going to be HUGE!
All I know about this one is that a teenage girl is diagnosed with a rare disease that is going to cause memory loss. There’s romance involved and the story unfolds through a series of journal entries, text messages and mementos in her memory book. That’s as much as I know, and all I want to know. I can’t wait to read this one!
So there we have it; 5 books to look out for from Hachette!
Once again, we’d like to extend our thanks to Hachette for their incredible support and generosity.
I can’t possibly gush about Leigh Bardugo without offering you the chance to win a paperback copy of one of her books! The winner can choose from Shadow & Bone, Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.
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