To start off with I want to introduce you to some other amazing bloggers that attend this event. While I didn't get to talk to every singe one of them I am looking forward to meeting them at future events. If I left you out then feel free to leave a comment below and a link to your blog. :)
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- Stacey @ Pretty Books
- Daphne @ Winged Reviews
- Andrew @ The Pewter Wolf
- Luna @ Luna's Little Library
- Viv @ Serendipity Reviews
- Sarah @ Feeling Fictional
- Kirsty @ The Overflowing Library
- M and Little M @ We Sat Down
- Faye @ A Daydreamers Thoughts
- Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl
- Georgia @ Books and Writers Jnr
- Bart @ Book Zone for Boys
- Nina @ Death Books and Tea
Ferryman by Claire McFall
When Dylan emerges from the wreckage of a train crash onto a bleak Scottish hillside, she meets a strange boy who seems to be waiting for her.
But Tristan is no ordinary teenage boy, and the journey across the desolate, wraith infested wasteland is no ordinary journey.
Life, death, love-which will Dylan choose?
UK Publication Date: 1st March 2013
Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutteridge
What would you do for another chance at life?
When Jess is knocked off her bike in a traffic accident, she finds herself at the gates of heaven before her destined death date.
Given one last chance to say goodbye, she heads back to Earth to visit friends and family. Closely kept secrets are revealed to the now-invisible Jess, and one shocking discovery leads her to the biggest choice she'll ever have to make.
UK Publication Date: 1st June 2013
Me, Suzy P. by Karen Saunders
14-year-old Suzy Puttock and her three best friends lead an average teenage life, spending most of their time in school, home or hanging out in cafes. Side-splitting mishaps and cringe moments have a nasty habit of following Suzy wherever she goes, but otherwise life's pretty normal - she's been going out with Danny since forever, her nutty older sister Amber's wedding is taking up all her family's attention and her annoying younger sister Harry is intent on making her life a misery. But when gorgeous new boy Zach starts showing Suzy attention, she wonders if the grass may be greener on the other side of the romantic fence. Before Suzy knows it, she has broken up with Danny, there's a huge rift in her friendship group and life is careering off track. Can she sort herself out before things are messed up completely?
UK Publication Date: 1st January 2013
Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer
Following the brutal deaths of her sister and aunt, Rosa Alcantara has become what she never thought possible: the very rich and very powerful head of the Alcantara clan. Saddled with this immense responsibility, Rosa must now conduct all business matters--legitimate and not--while negotiating among the greedy, bloodthirsty members of her own family. Not to mention convincing everyone that her blossoming relationship with enemy Alessandro Carnevare won't put the family business in danger.
But loving Alessandro comes at a price. As Rosa continues to fall for him, she discovers the dark secrets of his family's dealings and how they intersect with her own painful past. She wants to believe she can trust Alessandro, but they're so different: Alcantara and Carnevare, snake and panther. How can she love someone whose family wants her dead?
UK Publication Date: 14th February 2013
Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn ChildsGrace, Gretchen and Greer - three teenage descendants of Medusa who must unite and embrace their fates in a unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight. The sisters are now reunited, but their battle against the vile beasties of the abyss rages on. And as if training to become fully-fledged huntresses weren't enough, the boys in their lives are causing them problems. Is Nick all he seems? And where's Thane? He's gone missing, and Grace is sure he's hiding something from her. As the girls discover more about their heritage, they find themselves in greater danger than ever. Can they face up to the sacrifices they must make in order to fulfill their destiny?
UK Publication Date: 1st March 2013
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Three adolescent boys with a single goal: see a real-live naked girl. The result? Razor-sharp, rapid-fire, and raunchy, of course. And beyond hilarious.
Fifteen-year-old Matt Gratton and his two best friends, Coop and Sean, always set themselves a summertime goal. This year's? To see a real-live naked girl for the first time -- quite a challenge, given that none of the guys has the nerve to even ask a girl out on a date. But catching a girl in the buff starts to look easy compared to Matt's other summertime aspiration: to swim the 100-yard butterfly (the hardest stroke known to God or man) as a way to impress Kelly West, the sizzling new star of the swim team. In the spirit of Hollywood's blockbuster comedies, screenwriter-turned-YA-novelist Don Calame unleashes a true ode to the adolescent male: characters who are side-splittingly funny, sometimes crude, yet always full of heart.
UK Publication Date: 14th April 2009
Beat the Band by Don Calame
In this hilarious sequel to SWIM THE FLY, told from Coop’s point of view, it’s the beginning of the school year, and the tenth-grade health class must work in pairs on semester-long projects. Matt and Sean get partnered up (the jerks), but Coop is matched with the infamous "Hot Dog" Helen for a presentation on safe sex. Everybody’s laughing, except for Coop, who’s convinced that the only way to escape this social death sentence is to win "The Battle of the Bands" with their group, Arnold Murphy’s Bologna Dare. There’s just one problem: none of the guys actually plays an instrument. Will Coop regain his "cool" before it’s too late? Or will the forced one-on-one time with Helen teach him a lesson about social status he never saw coming? With ribald humor and a few sweet notes, screenwriter-turned-novelist Don Calame once again hits all the right chords.
UK Publication Date: 5th September 2010
Call the Shots by Don Calame
And . . . action! As the uproarious trio returns, sensitive Sean takes the spotlight - scripting a low-low-budget film while fielding unexpected female fans. Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean's point of view. What's the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash - and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. There's his accidental-girlfriend-turned-psychotic-stalker, Evelyn. There's the wicked hot actress from drama class, Leyna, who seems willing to do anything to land the starring role. And even his twin sister's gothed-out best friend, Nessa, is looking at Sean in a whole new way. Will any of them wind up as Sean's true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?
UK Publication Date:???
Deceit by Deborah White
In the follow-up to the thriller Wickedness, modern-day teen Claire and her 17th century counterpart Margrat discover it is impossible to escape the clutches of the sinister Doctor, who has pursued them across time. Each girl has something he needs and he won't stop until he has claimed it. For Claire, life is beginning to get back to normal. The doctor and Zach are both gone, their wickedness costing them their lives. But remnants of the twenty-first spell rest within Claire and she finds she can literally breathe life into the dead. When her baby brother Matthew is snatched, Claire is convinced of the doctor's involvement. What does he want in exchange for Matthew's safe return? Heavily pregnant Margrat is on the run with Christophe, making a dangerous crossing to France on a smuggler's ship. But the doctor pursues them at every turn, desperate for the fulfilment of the prophecy that his unborn daughter can bring.
UK Publication Date: 1st Jan 2013
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?
The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.
Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies--trust no one.
But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.
UK Publication Date:????
The Wolfstone Curse by Justin Richards
Welcome to the historic town of Wolfstone, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows and strange beasts stalk the land. Can teenagers Peter and Carys uncover the real truth behind the legend of the werewolf and will they survive the Wolfstone Curse? Read on, if you dare -
UK Publication Date: 1st July 2013
Ways To See a Ghost by Emily Diamond
Gray is the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. Isis is the daughter of a charlatan psychic. But, unlike her mum, Isis can really see ghosts - including that of Angel, her dead little sister. The two teenagers are forced together when their parents start dating, and, After a reluctant start, they become friends. When Isis's mum is inducted into an elite psychic society, run by charismatic Philip Syndal, Isis discovers there are sinister intentions beneath Philip's charm. Will Isis's powers be enough to protect herself and Gray from the danger they must face?
UK Publication Date: 1st July 2013
Again there are some books I am excited to read from Templar. Arcadia Burns sounds great, I just need to get a copy of the first book before I dive into this one.
Which books do you like out of these?