I won What my mother doesn't know in a contest held by Natalie at This Purple Crayon. It's told from the perspective of 14-year-old Sophie — and it's all in verse. Wow. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but having had a quick look at some of the pages so far, it looks really interesting and funny — I'll try and write a review of it once I've read it!
Read some excerpted poems from What my mother doesn't know.
GoodReads summary: 15-year-old Wynter Moorehawke returns home after a five-year sojourn in the bleak Northlands. All has changed in her absence. Wynter is forced to make a terrible choice: stay and bow to the King's will, or abandon her ailing father and join her friend Razi and the mysterious Christopher Garron in their efforts to restore the fragile kingdom to its former stability. But this changed kingdom is a dangerous place, where all resistance is brutally suppressed and the trio constantly risk assassination, torture or imprisonment.
Read an excerpt from The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan.