Our UK book fairies had the chance to share FIVE different Pride titles this weekend
The Book Fairies have been celebrating Pride with Hachette by sharing five incredible titles!
Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
“Becks? I’m thinking of you. Please believe me. I can’t be with you because something happened. I don’t want you to be alone. I can’t explain. It’s too late…”– Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
About the book:
From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?
Becks is into girls but didn’t come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad’s daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over their mutual obsession with K-pop.
When Becks’ mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva’s room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister’s secret life.
Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn’t, but he’s just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise…
Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
“You can’t tell whether people are gay or straight by what they look like. And gay or straight aren’t the only two options. Anyway, it’s very rude to speculate about people’s sexuality. Go home lads”– Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
About the book:
Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?
Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…
Wonderland by Juno Dawson
“There is love in my life. It pays to remind yourself once in a while”– Wonderland by Juno Dawson
About the book:
What happens when you fall down the rabbit hole? The compulsive must-have follow-up to CLEAN and MEAT MARKET from bestselling, award-winning author Juno Dawson
Alice lives in a world of stifling privilege and luxury – but none of it means anything when your own head plays tricks on your reality. When her troubled friend Bunny goes missing, Alice becomes obsessed with finding her. On the trail of her last movements, Alice discovers a mysterious invitation to ‘Wonderland’: the party to end all parties – three days of hedonistic excess to which only the elite are welcome.
Will she find Bunny there? Or is this really a case of finding herself? Because Alice has secrets of her own, and ruthless socialite queen Paisley Hart is determined to uncover them, whatever it takes.
Alice is all alone, miles from home, and now she has a new enemy who wants her head…
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
“Finally, Alice turns, her blonde hair swirling in the wind, and when she sees me, she takes a step back”– Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
About the book:
THE LESBIAN LOVE STORY YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO READ.
Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death.
The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars.
But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?
This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await their fate.
But Ash can’t forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again… even if it means they only get a few more days together. Dead or alive…
NOT EVEN DEATH CAN TEAR THEM APART.
All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
“I won’t tell him. Not yet, at least. I don’t want to worry him – there might be other survivors around us – but, even more, I don’t want him to leave…”– All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
About the book:
Jamie and Andrew are strangers, and two of the last people left alive. They don’t know what they’ll find on their perilous journey … but they may just find each other. A queer romance about courage, hope and humanity – this is How I Live Now with the heart of Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda.
When the Superflu wipes out most of the population, Jamie finds himself completely alone in a cabin in the woods – until an injured stranger crosses his path.
Life is dangerous now and, armed with a gun, Jamie goes to pull the trigger. But there’s something about Andrew … something that stops Jamie in his tracks. Jamie takes him in, and as Andrew heals and they eventually step out into the strange new world, their relationship starts to feel like more than just friendship …
But trouble isn’t far behind. As the boys make a perilous journey south, they’ll come face to face with a world torn apart and society in ruins. And who, or what, will they find waiting for them at the end of it all?
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Do not worry! All of these books are available in good bookshops. If you’d rather order online, you can choose Bookshop.org and still support independent shops!
- All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown
- Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence
- Wonderland by Juno Dawson
- Afterlove by Tanya Byrne
- Heartstopper Volume 1 by Alice Oseman
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