Before FF Towers is locked up for the long Easter weekend we’re dancing round the office in excitement to bring you…
… DRUMROLL …
The *most beautiful* cover reveal!
In January 2015 (yes, we know it is a bit of a wait…**) we publish *a new novel* from the wonderful HOLLY BLACK
- say hello to our burnished gold UK Cover of THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST
And take a look at the US cover from our sister company Little, Brown here!
**So we know Jan 15 is kind of a long way away, so here’s a tiny taste…
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
The Midnight Crossroad trailer is here and it’s epic! Let us know what you think and comment below. We can’t wait to find out what secrets the residents of Midnight are hiding. If you’re curious you can read the first four chapters on our blog.
Wow. Definitely not YA, but we’re looking forward to this book from our sister imprint, Gollancz.
HATE BLOG TOUR ENDS TODAY!
The Hate Blog Tour ends with Alan Gibbons Top 5 Contemporary YA Classics.
A Man Writing From A Girls Perspective!
The HATE Blog Tour Continues as author Alan Gibbons discusses what it was like to write from a female perspective.
Check it out here: https://twitter.com/readandrepeat
HATE Blog Tour continues
SPOTLIGHT on Alan Gibbons!
Today on the Hate Blog Tour we are at Book Angel Booktopia where Alan answers the tough question:
Does Talking About Issues in Novels Make a Difference?
Find out here: http://www.bookangelbooktopia.com/
HATE Blog Tour Catch-Up Part 2!
Next stop on the Hate Blog tour was Jeanz Book Read N Review who had an exclusive first chapter extract.
HATE Blog Tour Catch-Up!
It was a busy weekend on the HATE blog tour. On Saturday Alan Gibbons gave his top three tips for writing about real stories to The Book Stop.
Happy Friday everyone! Here are our lovely Friday reads:
Hermione: A Tale for the Time Being
Robin: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Nina: Campari for Breakfast
Harriet (new Marketing Assistant at Fierce Fiction HQ): The Goldfinch
Hate by Alan Gibbons is out now! To enter our competition to win one of 10 copies click here.
FREE THE CHILDREN, THE MALALA FUND AND MALALA YOUSAFZAI TO LEAD #WEARESILENT CAMPAIGN!
“We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” —Malala Yousafzai
On 17 April 2014, Malala Yousafzai will join Craig Kielburger and Shiza Shahid as they go silent for 24 hours for the millions of girls around the world facing poverty, exploitation and the denial of their right to education.
Malala and the partners in the We Are Silent project are inviting children, teens and adults to take their own vow of silence and to show their support for those with no voice, sharing the message across social media, using the tag #wearesilent
Celebrity ambassadors, including Mia Farrow, Natalie Portman, Martin Sheen and countless others are lending their support, and many more have joined to create an incredibly powerful video, which can be viewedhere.
In Malala’s words: one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
Around the world, there are those whose voices are not heard. They are the girls who are denied an education because of gender inequality, school fees or the need to stay home and care for younger siblings. They are the child labourers or the children growing up in poverty. They are the students who are bullied at your school.
Every one of them has a voice that needs to be heard. Take a silent stand so they can speak out.
Further details on the project, including resources that can be usedhere.
Indigo (will publish Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (young readers edition) on 19th August 2014 in hardback
Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist, Patricia McCormick, Malala tells her story - from her childhood in the Swat Valley to the shooting, her recovery and new life in England.
This is the story of her life, and also of her passionate belief in every child’s right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire others