I have been planning and scheming away for months, and I’m so pleased that my plan can now come into fruition!
#readukya is going to be an online, interactive book club, bringing together the best of UK and Irish authors, bloggers, booktubers, librarians and booksellers. Starting in January, two books will be picked each month and a liveshow and Twitter chat at the end of the month will discuss the two chosen books.
January’s theme: Love and War
The first book chosen is Vendetta by Catherine Doyle, a spell-binding romance similar to that of Romeo and Juliet. To put it simply, it’s Romeo and Juliet meets the Mafia.
When it comes to revenge, love is a dangerous complication.With a fierce rivalry raging between two warring families, falling in love is the deadliest thing Sophie could do. An epic debut set outside modern-day Chicago.
When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion in her neighbourhood, Sophie Gracewell’s life changes forever. Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nicoli, Sophie finds herself falling into a criminal underworld governed by powerful families. As the boys’ dark secrets begin to come to light, Sophie is confronted with stinging truths about her own family, too. She must choose between two warring dynasties – the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break.
Book Two: Night School by C.J. Daugherty
Night School is the phenomenal first instalment in a major globally recognised series by C.J. Daugherty. This is a chance to catch up on the series if you haven’t read them yet, or re-read an old favourite, especially as the last book in the series is released in the summer.
Allie Sheridan’s world is falling apart. Her brother’s run away from home. Her parents ignore her. And she’s just been arrested.
This time her parents have had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to boarding school, far from her London friends.
But at Cimmeria Academy, Allie is soon caught up in the strange activities of a secret group of elite students.
When she’s attacked late one night the incident sets off a chain of increasingly violent events. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, she finds out that nothing at Cimmeria is what it seems to be.
And that she is not who she thought she was.
If you’re interested in helping to host the liveshow at the end of January, you can contact me @LucyTheReader on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org via email to discuss. This would be a huge help, and lots of fun too!