Spotlight – The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

51aD9I0DJuL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Girl Of Ink And Stars is the breath-taking YA debut by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and is released today, 5th May 2016!

Happy Book Birthday Kiran!

I am beyond excited to read this book!  I have heard phenomenal things about it already and I have an absolutely stunning proof copy which I cannot wait to read.




The Isle of Joya was inspired by Kiran’s own trip to La Gomera!

So with it being release day and as the sun is shining Chicken House are asking people to tweet their favourite place they’ve been to (or would like to go to!) and why with the hashtag #GirlofInkandStars

I’m going to share mine too!

First here is a little about the book…..

51aD9I0DJuL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.

You can buy a copy of The Girl Of Ink And Stars here

About Kiran Millwood Hargrave 


Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a poet, playwright and novelist. Her debut novel THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS is out in the UK with Chicken House Books in May 2016, and in the USA with Knopf in July under the title THE CARTOGRAPHER’S DAUGHTER.

Kiran graduated with distinction from Oxford University’s Creative Writing MSt in 2014. She was born in London in 1990, and now lives in Oxford with mad artist boyfriend and mad writer friends.

or find her on tumblr, add her books on Goodreads, or like her page on Facebook.

Some Of Chelley’s Favourite Places

West Bay


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I love this place.  It is the most beautiful little seaside town which was made famous because of the brilliant TV show Broadchurch.  My family and I try to go here at least once a year and upon driving into the small little harbour town I instantly feel my body relax.  We normally stay in a little chalet that over looks the sea and on warm evening we sit on the beach and breathe in the salty fresh air.  When feeling energetic my husband has been know to climb that cliff there…. whilst I smile and wave from the bottom with ice cream in hand! Yum!


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Another favourite place of mine is London!  I love it.  I love a walk along the river bank or a visit to the tower especially on a gorgeous sunny day.


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This little village and some of it’s surrounding areas is where I spent a lot of my weekends as a child and it holds so many memories for me.  Every time I visit here is sweeps me up and cuddles me with love and it always makes me smile.  Always.  It’s that beautiful and I love it that much that I have used some of it as the setting for my current WIP.

Chelley xx

So there you have it!  Three of my favourite places!

Do join in by sharing your favourite place you have been to (or would like to go to!) and why with the hashtag #GirlofInkandStars

Have you read any of The Girl Of Ink And Stars?  What did you think?  If not are you excited?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of the page or tweet me on twitter using @ChelleyToy



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