Best Books Round-Up for 2018

2018 nearly at its end, and before we close for the Christmas break, we wanted to look back on the brilliant books we’ve published this year that have been featured in reading highlights for 2018. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see so many of our authors included in this year’s lists and we can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring!


Charlotte Says by Alex Bell Alex Bell

 If you loved Alex Bell’s fantastically creepy Frozen Charlotte, now’s your chance to find out how it all started… If you like your horror dark and unsettling (think ghost children, needles in eyeballs and creepy dolls) this is for you.’
MTV, ‘8 of the Scariest YA Books Guaranteed to Give You Chills’





polarbearsThe Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell

‘This is a magical and charming adventure with memorable characters.’
Book Trust, ‘Great Books Guide 2018’







Curlew_webCall of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

‘Melodic and beautiful’
Nina Pottell, Prima, ‘Best Books of 2018’







Only a MotherOnly A Mother by Elisabeth Carpenter

Sunday Times Crime Club, ‘December Picks 2018’








The Beautiful Cure by Daniel DavisBeautiful Cure

‘Superb… Davis deftly sketches the history of immune science and the surprising discoveries made by scientists who were initially ridiculed by their peers’
Steven Poole,Telegraph, ‘Best Christmas Books 2018’

‘Immensely readable’
Tom Whipple, The Times,‘Books of the Year 2018: Science’

The Beautiful Cure is a page-turner.’
New Scientist ‘Books of the Year 2018’



TheAdultsThe Adults by Caroline Hulse

Women & Home, ‘Paperback of the Month for December 2018’
Bookbub, ‘16 of the Biggest Books Hitting the Shelves in November’
What She Reads, ‘The Best Holiday Books of 2018’
She Knows, ‘The Best New Books to Read This Fall’
YOU reading group ‘Book of the Month for December 2018’

The Adults competently executes a delectable premise…Hulse skewers her characters uproariously, zeroing in on every quirk, and she humanizes them, too’
David Canfield and Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly ‘20 books to read in November’ 

‘What a fun read…This funny novel has all the right ingredients to entertain and cut the tension surrounding big family holidays.’
Mary Laura Philpott, Indie Bound’s ‘Indie Next List’

‘A brilliantly original modern comedy of manners starring, as the best character, a  vast, trouble-making invisible purple rabbit. A literary first, surely.’
Wendy Holden, The Daily Mail, ‘Christmas page-turners’ in December 2018


The After WifeThe After Wife by Cass Hunter

‘A poignant, absorbing and thoughtfully written novel about love, grief, family and possibility.’
Natalie Xenos, Culture Fly, ‘15 Brilliant Books to Read this Autumn’






Frighteners_pbThe Frighteners by Peter Laws

‘Funny, thoughtful…Reading the book took me to unexpected places of my own…Recommended to anyone who enjoys a smattering of horror. And the pretty hardback would make a lovely gift to the gore hound in your life.’
Jane Roberts-Morpeth, Den of Geek!, ‘Top Books of 2018’