YA Shot 2016 Tour – featuring Melinda Salisbury


Hello everyone! Today’s post is something a little different. I’m here today to talk about YA Shot.

YA Shot is a one-day festival that brings together UK Young Adult and Middle Grade authors. It’s a celebration of writing for young readers that aims to promote the joy of reading and inspire a passion for writing.

Although YA Shot works year around to help pair schools with local libraries for author events, the event itself takes place on 22nd October 2016. It involves around 70 authors and takes the form of a programme of workshops, panels and book singing sessions at Uxbridge Civic, Centre, Waterstone’s Uxbridge and Uxbridge Library. If you’re interested in attending, you should definitely check out their website – https://yashot.wordpress.com/ 

In honour of this special event, I’m pleased to have a special guest for this post. Melinda Salisbury is one of the fantastic authors involved in YA Shot. She’s the author of two fantastic fantasy novels – The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince – both of which you can find reviewed on this blog. The third book in the series, provisionally titled The Scarecrow Queen, is due for release in early 2017.

To read our interview and have a chance to win a copy of The Sin Eater’s Daughter, read on:


Three Month Anniversary!

Hi everyone!

I’m proud to say that today marks the third month anniversary of Arkham Reviews. Thank-you everyone for all of your support – the blog has been far better received than I could ever have imagined.

Over the last month Arkham has been featured on the Book Blogger List, branched out onto Goodreads and started to receive requests from independently published authors who are keen to have their novels reviewed.

Don’t forget that if you have a suggestion for what you would like to see reviewed in the future, you can send me an email at kimdyer58@gmail.com. I’ll review any genre of novel so long as it’s written for young adults (or is a mid-grade novel that will also appeal to a Young Adult audience) just so long as its currently available for purchase online. You can find more information about submissions on the FAQ page.

My list of future reviews is apt to change if I receive any interesting requests, but here’s what I’m hoping to look at over the next couple of months. Alongside new novels, we’re also now going to start looking back to series that we’ve dipped into in earlier reviews to see how the stories improve and develop, starting with the direct sequel of my first ever review:

Vampirates: Dead Deep and Tides of Terror by Justin Somper

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Besides Naturalization by Isabel Chloe

The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Wormwood by G.P. Taylor

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle by L.J. Smith

Angry Blonde by Maria Mroziuk

TimeRiders by Alex Scarrow

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