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!
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
The Call by Peadar O'Guilin
Faber & Faber
The Graces by Laure Eve (Ninja Recommended. Very compelling...)
Hope by Rhian Ivory
Tree Magic by Harriet Springbett
Needle Work by Deirdre Sullivan
Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon
Rock the Boat Goodnight Boy by Nikki Sheehan
The Circus by Olivia Levez
Stanly's Ghost by Stefan Mohamed
Charlotte Says by Alex Bell
Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett
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.