YALC 2017: An Indie List (& Giveaway)

One of these years I'll actually make it to YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention). It looks incredible and every year I get all excited for the wonderful authors and people who'll be there, and every year something comes up and I can't go. However through my disappointment this year I did see a list making opportunity, and I really love a good list.

Back when we first started this blog I wrote a post about the independently published books that had been listed for or won the Man Booker Prize, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do the same for the list of authors attending YALC this year! We all need a whole load more books to add to our TBRs right? Of course many of the authors attending have equally brilliant books published by big publishers and we urge you to check them out here. As always, our aim is simply to highlight excellent work from independent publishers!

Barrington Stoke

Mind the Gap by Phil Earle


Countless by Karen Gregory

The City Bleeds Gold by Lucy Saxon

No Filter by Orlagh Collins

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

David Fickling Books

All About Mia by Lisa Williamson

Eden Summer

The Call by Peadar O'Guilin

Faber & Faber

The Graces by Laure Eve (Ninja Recommended. Very compelling...)

Firefly Press

Hope by Rhian Ivory

Impress Books

Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett

Little Island

Needle Work by Deirdre Sullivan

Nobrow Press

Moonhead and the Music Machine

(Ninja Recommended)

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon

Rock the Boat Goodnight Boy by Nikki Sheehan

The Circus by Olivia Levez

Salt Publishing

Stanly's Ghost by Stefan Mohamed

Stripes Publishing A Change is Gonna Come ed. Ayisha Malik And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

Charlotte Says by Alex Bell

Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett

Usborne Publishing

Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt (Ninja Recommended. Lots of fun!) Walker Books Barefoot on the Wind by Zoe Marriot

Blade and Bone by Catherine Johnson Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman The Last Beginning by Lauren James Truth or Dare by Non Pratt Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (Ninja Recommended. Just a brilliant book) A fantastic list I'm sure you'll agree, and I'm especially excited to see publishers there who aren't necessarily known for publishing YA.

Because we think you're great we're giving someone the chance to win two books of their choice from this list (if the book on the list is not the first in a series you are definitely allowed to choose the first instead/as well)! Follow the title links to check out the synopsis of each book and then do as the Rafflecopter says to be in with a chance.

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