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 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

#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 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

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

Happy Book Birthday!

It seems impossible that Battle Ground was launched an entire year ago, but it’s true! To celebrate, we’re giving the Kindle edition away FREE today.

We’ve had an eventful year! We’ve published the rest of the Battle Ground Series, we’ve won an award for Battle Ground, and we’ve enjoyed meeting readers at YALC, Literature Festivals, Christmas Markets, and Library talks. We’ve been in the news, we’ve sent all five books on amazing blog tours, and we’ve shared guest blogs and author spotlights with some wonderful bloggers.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who has downloaded, read, reviewed, and supported the Battle Ground Series over the past year – this would have been impossible without you.

We’re very sad that we can’t be at YALC in person this weekend to celebrate, but we will be taking part in #AtHomeYALC tomorrow instead.

So join our party! Head to Amazon and grab your free book, then check out the schedule for tomorrow’s event!

Happy book birthday, Battle Ground!