About Me

Welcome to CBY Book Club

My name is Al Stone, and I'm a writer from the UK. There are only a few things I can say I'm absolutely passionate about, and reading is high on the list. I read all genres except erotica. I'm also not too big on romance novels.

As much as I love reading books, however, my first love is movies. Seriously, I'm obsessed with films. I'm also addicted to TV shows. Just sit me down in front of a TV with a book and a large bowl of tangerines and you won't hear from me for some time.

I never thought I would have the time to manage a blog, but it turns out I'm good at multi-tasking - and I have a little help from a few otherwordly friends, whom I can't name for legal reasons. I was inspired to create a blog after stumbling upon a site called Wattpad. I saw many good books on the site that were going unnoticed and had the urge to shed some light on those books. Very quickly, my blog started to gain attention, so I started showcasing books by published authors, and the site has continued to flourish since then.

CBY (Chosen By You) officially launched on May 12, 2013. While the blog features mostly YA fiction, I welcome all genres. I love to chat with authors, bloggers and book lovers, so please feel free to contact CBY with any questions or concerns at cbybookclub at gmail dot com.

Thanks for listening.

To round things off, here are some of my top 5 favourites list (it changes often):

1. Peter Pan
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. The Green Mile
4. 1984
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray

TV Shows:
1. Lucifer
2. New Amsterdam
3. The Boys
4. Prodigal Son
5. MacGyver

1. Dirty Dancing
2. Forrest Gump
3. Stand By Me
4. The Dark Knight
5. Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves)

1. 5 Seconds of Summer
2. Backstreet Boys
3. Charlie Puth
4. Frances
5. Ed Sheeran

ARCADIA (YA Fantasy)

Arcadia: The Complete Collection – 10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Al Stone
Publication Date: 7th July 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:


Arcadia, 10th Anniversary Edition is a complete collection, featuring three full-length novels in a single volume for the first time. A young-adult fantasy series full of magic, mythology and adventure. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Lord of the Rings.

Talisman Of El
They have always been here … watching in silence. Now both worlds are about to collide.

Charlie Blake has always known he was different. He hears what others don’t. He sees what others can’t. In his quest for the truth, he discovers he is the physical embodiment of a powerful ruler and finds himself locked in an ancient battle between good and evil that threatens the life of every being on Earth.

Hold your breath. It’s contagious.

Saving mankind becomes near impossible when Charlie’s visions start to invade his reality. He can no longer identify what’s real. When he starts exhibiting symptoms of a deadly disease, he faces a race against time to find a cure, but shocking revelations makes him question where his true allegiance lies.

Ground Zero
Mankind’s only hope is not human. Approach with caution.

26,000 years ago, a supernatural apocalypse almost wiped out civilisation. Now that time has come again and no one is destined to survive. Charlie Blake is determined to stop the apocalypse, but fate might not have the same agenda. Is Charlie destined to save the world or destroy it?

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