22nd May 2017
Usborne was a double award winner at the Leeds Book Awards last Thursday, with Tamsyn Murray scooping the 11–14 prize for Instructions for a Second‐Hand Heart, and L.A. Weatherly taking the 14–16 category with Broken Sky.
Lee Weatherly said she was 'overwhelmed' with the news, while Tamsyn Murray said she was 'utterly thrilled'.
Peter Bunzl's Cogheart was also shortlisted for the 9–11 category, which was won by Murder in Midwinter by Fleur Hitchcock.
The Leeds Book Awards was founded in 2009 and is run jointly between school and public libraries in Leeds. It allows pupils to take part and vote for the best children's and young adult books of the last year. Find out more at the Leeds Book Awards website.
Jonny has a faulty heart and his time is running out. Niamh has just lost her twin brother in a tragic accident. As their fates collide, soon Jonny is on the mend - but desperate to know more about his donor. When he tracks down Niamh, he only intends to find out about her brother, the first owner of his heart. He doesn't plan on falling in love... A stunning, tear-jerking novel about grief, guilt, and the unpredictability of love.
Welcome to a ‘perfect’ world. Where war is illegal, where harmony rules. And where your date of birth marks your destiny. But nothing is perfect. And in a world this broken, who can Amity trust? From the bestselling author of the Angel trilogy comes Broken Sky – an exhilarating epic set in a daring and distorted echo of 1940s America and first in a new trilogy.