Author of the Month See all

Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine introduces her new YA book, Us in the Before and After, a powerful and absorbing novel about friendship, first love, and More...

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Author Q&A See all

Mina and the Cult gets deadly...

Mina and the Cult gets deadly...

Amy McCaw introduces the latest and final book, Mina and the Cult, and gives a short reading from More...

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A Career in..... See all

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

What does a graphic designer do, and how do you become one? James Mobb describes his work in film, where he has d More...

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Latest Books & Extracts

  • The Mercury In Me

    Maya Pritik is 17, an aspiring doctor and wants to get through Sixth Form in one piece. This is not made easy by school bully Candice Ril

  • The Love Interest

    A swoony, hilarious and heartfelt YA romcom with a satirical take on the conventions of the superhero-verse from debut author Helen Comer

  • Us in the Before and After

    An intensely emotional story that raises questions about love, ghosts, and the unshakeable bonds of friendship.

  • Four Eids and a Funeral

    Let's get one thing straight: this is a love story.Said Hossain hates Tiwa Olatunji. And Tiwa would happily never see Said again in

  • All the Hidden Monsters

    Sage is an ordinary girl and a werewolf. When her friend ismurdered, she is determined to help warlock investigator Oren Rinallis,and fin

  • Desi Girl Speaking

    A powerful and ultimately hopeful exploration of teenage mental health from an important new voice.

Featured Authors

  • Jenny Valentine

    Jenny Valentine: Jenny Valentine introduces her new YA book, Us in the Before and After, a powerful and absorbing novel about friendship, first love, and

  • Efua Traoré

    Efua Traoré : Efua Traoré's latest novel Sister Spirit draws on her years growing up in Nigeria, as well as the mythology and supernatural beli

  • Sarah Crossan

    Sarah Crossan: Sarah Crossan introduces her powerful new verse novel, Where the Heart Should Be (Bloomsbury YA). Sarah has lived

  • Ginny Myers Sain

    Ginny Myers Sain: Ginny Myers Sain tells ReadingZone what inspired her latest page-turning YA novel, One Last Breath. Ginny comes f

  • Tim Hall

    Tim Hall: The inspiration to write about Robin Hood struck Tim Hall while trekking in the 'primal and dangerous landscape' of the Amazon Rainforest

  • Shade Lapite

    Shade Lapite: Shade Lapite is British-Nigerian and has drawn on her heritage to create the world of Goddess Crown. She spent a significant slice of her

Your Reviews

  • Girl, Missing: The top-ten bestselling thriller

    Ellie  Age 12

    This book has got me hooked on the Girl, Missing series. Me and my friend exchange books a lot as we have similar taste in books and this...

  • The Love Interest

    Clair

    Helen Comerford's debut novel The Love Interest is set in 2024 and provides us with a unique take on the superhero genre. I found myself...

  • This Book Won't Burn

    Eileen

    18 year old Noor's life is turned upside down when her father walks out of their Chicago home unexpectedly to start a new life in London. Distraught, her...

  • These Stolen Lives

    Ruth

    Sharada Keat's debut dystopian YA novel These Stolen Lives is a complex narrative about living in a world following the invasion of the t...

  • Us in the Before and After

    Clare

    Mab has found Elk. Elk didn't know she needed finding, but now she wouldn't have it any other way. In the 'free-range' Mab, she has gained a new best frie...

  • All the Hidden Monsters

    Clare

    All the Hidden Monsters is a perfect, twisty, supernatural thriller that you simply won't be able to put down. Oren works for the Arcanum...

  • Not Like Other Girls

    Eileen

    Not Like Other Girls is not quite like other YA thrillers. It skilfully combines a complex, tense and twisty mystery with a fake-...

  • Twin Crowns (Twin Crowns, Book 1)

    Linda

    Twin Crowns is the first book in a new YA fantasy that is full of adventure, magic and wonderful characters. . .  Twin sisters have been...

  • Moxie

    M.E.S  Age 11

    This book is incredible! I have always been a feminist, and this book highlights so many important issues! I do not actually know if there is a word to de...

  • The Mercury In Me

    Lily

    The Mercury In Me follows a British Indian girl as she starts to rebel from her parents and experience many new things with music, friend...

Videos & Vlogs

Efua Traoré explores dual heritage in her haunting YA mystery

Efua Traoré explores dual heritage in her haunting YA mystery

Efua Traoré introduces her new YA novel, Sister Spirit, which draws on Efua's mixed heritage and years

Ginny Myers Sain's thriller, One Last Breath

Ginny Myers Sain's thriller, One Last Breath

Find out about the real life cases that inspired Ginny Myers Sain's new YA thriller, One Last Breath, a

AJ Clack's reality TV thriller, Lie Or Die

AJ Clack's reality TV thriller, Lie Or Die

10 strangers trapped in a television studio.  42 remote cameras.  One rule: Trust no one....</strong

This month’s highlights

  • Picture Book

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024

    Create a Picture Book Competition 2024 The winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2024, challenging those aged four to 18 years to make a picture book, will...

  • Book Trailers

    Make a Book Trailer

    Make a Book Trailer

    Create a Book Trailer Create a book trailer of your favourite book or your latest bookclub read for ReadingZone, and encourage others to read the book!  Or you can use it...

  • Videos & Vlogs

    Creating a Book Vlog

    Creating a Book Vlog

    Ever wanted to create your own vlog, but don't know how to get started? In these videos, author and book vlogger Lucy Powrie (lucythereader) gives her tips on getting started, what to inc...