Archive for May, 2014

Queen of Teen 2014 – Veronica Roth

The countdown to crowning the new Queen of Teen is on! Here at the Book People we thought we’d take a closer look at those young adult authors lucky enough to be shortlisted. To find out more about Queen of Teen, the authors’ teen books, and cast your vote, visit www.queenofteen.co.uk.

Veronica Roth Queen of Teen

Veronica Roth

After writing the Divergent series, which has subsequently inspired a popular Hollywood run of films, Veronica Roth is regarded as one of the brightest new talents in literature. The Hunger Games meets I Am Number Four in the Divergent series and Tris is surely up there with Katniss Everdeen as one of the most inspirational characters from modern young adult fiction.

Set in a dilapidated version of her hometown of Chicago, Roth mixed science fiction, politics and a love story to great effect in the Divergent series. A novel which urged young readers to ask questions about the world in which they lived – and what it could become – these are important reads that became global bestsellers almost instantly, and with the success of the film, are still appealing to new readers now. At just 25 years old, Veronica Roth is already an author tipped for bigger and better things. Can she be Queen of Teen 2014 too? Vote for Veronica at www.queenofteen.co.uk/vote


Queen of Teen 2014 – Tonya Hurley

The countdown to crowning the new Queen of Teen is on! Here at the Book People we thought we’d take a closer look at those young adult authors lucky enough to be shortlisted. To find out more about Queen of Teen, the authors’ teen books, and cast your vote, visit www.queenofteen.co.uk.

Tonya Hurley Queen of Teen

Tonya Hurley

After writing the bestselling Ghostgirl series, Tonya Hurley turned her attention to a slightly older audience with Precious Blood and Passionaries, books which made up part of the Blessed series. A story that asked what the world would be like if martyrs and saints lived amongst us, the books are completely captivating and wonderfully dark and gritty. It’s a delight to see Tonya shortlisted for 2014’s Queen of Teen award!

Having worked as a film-maker and in the music industry, Tonya’s experience held her in good stead as she decided to try her hand at writing and set to work on the Blessed trilogy. Agnes, Cecilia and Lucy are three rebels running from their lives and themselves, all plagued by broken hearts and shattered dreams… But then they’re told they belong amongst those saints and martyrs… Vote for Tonya Hurley at www.queenofteen.co.uk/vote!


Let cookbooks from around the world inspire you

If you’re stuck for fresh ideas in the kitchen, look no further than the Book People‘s extensive collection of cookbooks from all around the world. We’ve got plenty of informative, accessible and practical cookery books which are packed with great ideas – so if you fancy getting bold and experimental with your food, you’re sure to find plenty to keep you busy right here at the Book People.

With the start of the World Cup just around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to get better acquainted with the wonder that is Brazilian cuisine. That’s why we’re currently offering Rio de Janeiro: The Cookbook by Leticia Moreinos Schwartz for just £4.99, a £15 saving on the recommended retail price. With a wide variety of authentic Brazilian recipes, this book is packed full of great ideas for tasty dishes that’ll get your tastebuds dancing this summer.

RIOD

Needless to say, there’s much more besides in our selection of cookbooks. Among our collection we’ve got Simply Italian by the Chiappa sisters, which contains every dish featured on their Channel 4 TV series of the same name and is priced at just £7.99 from the Book People. There’s also Exploring China by Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang – also available for £7.99 – in which the two TV chefs embark on a culinary odyssey around China, taking a closer look at the various influences which have combined to create some of Chinese cuisine’s most iconic dishes.

SITA

Find out more about what’s on offer at the Book People by exploring our food and drink section for yourself.


Queen of Teen 2014 – S. C. Ransom

The countdown to crowning the new Queen of Teen is on! Here at the Book People we thought we’d take a closer look at those young adult authors lucky enough to be shortlisted. To find out more about Queen of Teen, the authors’ teen books, and cast your vote, visit www.queenofteen.co.uk.

Sue Ransom

S. C. Ransom

A senior headhunter in her day job, Sue Ransom made great use of her long commute by writing Small Blue Thing as a birthday present for her young daughter – on her Blackberry! After being picked up by Nosy Crow and being published by her pen name S. C. Ransom, the novel quickly became a hit with young readers everywhere and is now part of a bestselling trilogy, which has culminated in S. C. Ransom taking her place on the prestigious Queen of Teen shortlist for 2014.

Alex finds a mysterious new bracelet which allows her to see ghosts. After meeting – and falling for – Callum in St Paul’s Cathedral, she finds herself in a quandary about how to make their relationship work. Callum is everything boys at school are not – kind, attentive and romantic – but he’s also trapped in limbo with no hope of escape. He also appears to be hiding some dark secrets… If you fell for this supernatural love story, vote for S. C. Ransom at www.queenofteen.co.uk/vote


Queen of Teen 2014 – Natasha Farrant

The countdown to crowning the new Queen of Teen is on! Here at the Book People we thought we’d take a closer look at those young adult authors lucky enough to be shortlisted. To find out more about Queen of Teen, the authors’ teen books, and cast your vote, visit www.queenofteen.co.uk.

Natasha Farrant
Natasha Farrant

A favourite not only with Red House, but also in our FaberShop, we’re so excited to see Natasha Farrant, the author of The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby, shortlisted for Queen of Teen 2014. A born-and-bred Londoner, who is three-quarters French with a little bit of Dutch thrown in, Natasha writes grown-up books for teens that cover many difficult subjects with plenty of heart.

After the wartime story of The Things We Did for Love, Natasha turned her attention to Bluebell, a character who has left a mark on young adult fiction. Just 13 years old, Bluebell reveals her innermost thoughts about life, grief, family and friendship through a series of diary entries and video transcripts. After the death of Bluebell’s twin sister Iris, the family are all trying to cope in different ways, with her parents seemingly more interested in their careers than their remaining children… If you love Natasha’s work, vote for her atwww.queenofteen.co.uk/vote!


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