Review roundup: your top reads this month

With the centenary of the first world war last month, it is fitting that the most-read book was Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne, which chronicles the life of a boy whose father disappears during the conflict.

Top 10 first lines in children’s and teen books

Children's author Jon Walter put a lot of thought into the first line of his debut book, Close to the Wind. The process of writing it got him thinking: what are the best opening lines in children's and YA books? Here are his top 10 favourites.

Reader reviews roundup

Mystery, dystopia and horror; oh my! We have a particularly varied reviews round up this week: you guys put most readers to shame! Check out what our site members have been reading and reviewing lately.