Inspired by this question Natasha from the Maw Books Blog asked in a recent review:
Who is an author that once you get hooked, you have to go back through their entire backlist? For me it’s Richard Peck, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jacqueline Woodson and Anita Shreve. You?
I’ve decided to give some books away!
There are three authors I can think of from the last 12 months or so that have had that effect on me, John Scalzi, Marcus Sedgewick and Tim Bowler. I’m still working away at all three projects at the moment and having great fun with each and every book by them.
Of course once you discover a new addiction, you just have to share it, right?
So I’m having this giveaway! And there will be two winners! One for the book by Marcus Sedgwick and one for the book by Tim Bowler that got me hooked on their works in the first place. (I’ve held a giveaway for Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi previously, so I’m wanting to push the other two this time around!)
Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick
Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island. Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among marauding gangs, she manages to dig a derelict boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels Island. But Eels Island, whose raggle-taggle inhabitants are dominated by the strange boy Dooby, is full of danger too. The belief that she will one day find her parents spurs Zoe on to a dramatic escape in a story of courage and determination that leads to an unexpected and touching conclusion.
Starseeker by Tim Bowler
Luke is in trouble. Skin and the gang have a job for him. They want him to break into Mrs Little’s house and steal the jewellery box. They want him to prove that he’s got what it takes. That he’s part of the gang. But Luke finds more than just a jewellery box in the house. He finds something so unexpected it will change his life forever…