Wishing Shelf Book Awards announcement day!

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to all this year’s Wishing Shelf Book Awards medal winners! This wasn’t our year to win a medal, but we’re thrilled that Angels is a 2023 finalist.

Celebrate with us, and pick up your copy of Angels for £2.99 or $3.99 on Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and more, or £9.99 for a paperback (international prices will vary).

The Wishing Shelf Editorial Reviewers gave Angels five stars back in December. You can read their fantastic full review on Goodreads.

Check out all the Wishing Shelf winners and finalists, and find yourself a new favourite YA read!

Wishing Shelf

Angels: Early Reviews

I usually try to review someone else’s YA book on a Friday, but as it’s cover launch week this week I thought I’d share some of the comments from my proofreaders!

A huge THANK YOU to all my wonderful proofreaders, sensitivity readers, and beta readers. You’ve stuck with me through writing struggles, confidence failures, cover disasters and story tweaks, and I can’t thank you enough. ❤️

Kindle pre-order is available now. Kindle and paperback editions will launch on November 24th.

Angels: Early Reviews

The day after …

This the Taller Books team today. It’s been an amazing weekend of #AtHomeYALC events, and now we need to sleep off the exhaustion . . .

Massive thanks to Josie Jaffrey and AE Warren for joining Rachel for the self publishing workshop! You can still catch the 20-minute rundown of essentials for Indies on YouTube.

Hopefully we’ll be back in London for YALC 2022 – come and visit us on the Taller Books stand! It’s a brilliant event. Just make sure you bring book money, comfortable shoes, and plenty of strong bags for your book haul …

See you there!


This Friday, our newsletter will contain an absolutely BRILLIANT giveaway! Sign up now for your chance to win a paperback copy of Josie Jaffrey’s YA historical fantasy, The Wolf and the Water, plus a fantastic pin badge and bookmark, AND a signed paperback copy of Battle Ground, plus an orange camo buff-style scarf and official YALC Lanyard!

Sign up on the Free Book page at freebook.tallerbooks.com to join! As well as the giveaway, you’ll have the chance to download a completely FREE book in the award-winning Battle Ground Series, AND in a couple of weeks we’ll send you a bonus short story. You’ll be the first to hear our writing and publishing news, plus news and reviews from the world of YA publishing. We won’t spam you, and we won’t share your details with anyone else.

Don’t wait until Friday – we’ll send out the newsletter in the morning, with the instructions on how to enter. Sign up now, and you’ll be ready to enter when the email arrives!

Apologies to international readers – this giveaway is UK only – BUT we will be running international giveaways later in the year. Sign up for your chance to win!

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from Taller Books!

It feels great to say goodbye to 2020, and there is plenty to look forward to in 2021! We’ll be publishing a tie-in novel in the Battle Ground Series, and a book of Battle Ground short fiction. We’re close to a final draft for both books, and we’ll be putting together a publishing schedule over the next few weeks.

We’ll be reading and reviewing more YA books this year! You’ll find all our reviews here on the blog, and cross-posted to Goodreads.

We’re really excited to bring you new books and new reviews! Watch this space – we’ll keep you up to date with our plans and our reading.

If there’s a YA book we should be looking out for in 2021, let us know and we’ll try to review it!

Here’s hoping that 2021 is a better year for all of us. ❤️

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas from Taller Books!

We know Christmas is going to be strange this year, but we hope you manage to find joy and warmth and light. We hope that you and yours are safe and well, and that the book-shaped presents under the tree are all for you. 😄

A friend sent Rachel this Christmas sweater, and it is perfect. She’ll be wearing it all day, on Zoom calls with friends and family, and hopefully making people smile.

Wherever you are, and whoever you’re with, very best wishes for a wonderful day! 🎄📚❤️

(If you’re on our mailing list, check your inbox for an exclusive Christmas gift! If you’d like to join our mailing list, head to freebook.tallerbooks.com)

#AtHomeYALC Giveaway – winner!

Congratulations to Katy, winner of the #AtHomeYALC Taller Books giveaway! Your signed copy of Battle Ground and the Battle Ground Series tote bag are on their way …

Thank you to everyone who entered! If you didn’t win this time, don’t forget that you can still download your FREE Battle Ground Series novella. Head to freebook.tallerbooks.com to check out the first five chapters of Making Trouble, and grab your copy from BookFunnel.

If you missed Rachel’s broadcast at Saturday’s #AtHomeYALC Virtual Book Fair, you can catch it again on her Twitter feed or on Periscope. Find the full line-up at yalc.tallerbooks.com.

Giveaway run by Rachel Churcher, and not affiliated with YALC, #AtHomeYALC, Twitter, Instagram, or Taller Books.