January 30, 2023

Five Word Summary Evocative, powerful, vivid, confronting, complex. For Blurb Oxford, 1836. The city of dreaming spires. It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world. And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows. Orphaned in Canton and…

January 10, 2023

Five Word Summary Atmospheric, suspenseful, claustrophobic, twisted, enigmatic. For Blurb From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide… Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than…

December 15, 2022

Five Word Summary Hilarious, jocular, enchanting, enthralling, perceptive. For Blurb A Land of Darkness drowns in despair.It’s called My Office. When I’m not typing manifests, I churn out fantasy books no-one reads.Less Young Adult, more MAD: Middle Aged Disappointment.So, when I’m gifted a magic book for Secret Santa, I can’t believe my luck. One miserable…

December 6, 2022

Five Word Summary Epic, gripping, scintillating, illuminating, calamitous. For Blurb Bow Before Your Queen Or Bleed Before Her… She’s been the victim and the survivor… Poppy never dreamed she would find the love she’s found with Prince Casteel. She wants to revel in her happiness but first they must free his brother and find hers….

November 29, 2022

Five Word Summary Bohemian, grainy, lively, jaunty, touching. For Blurb This is not the fairytale you remember. But it’s one you won’t forget. A forbidden romance.A deadly plague.Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . . CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for…

October 23, 2022

Five Word Summary Ruminative, rousing, magnetic, tender, enigmatic. For Blurb A Betrayal… Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden….

October 7, 2022

Five Word Summary Unique, enigmatic, alluring, scenic, poignant For Blurb WELCOME TO CARAVAL, WHERE NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for…

September 28, 2022

Five Word Summary Vivid, poignant, jocular, macabre, beguiling For Blurb Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how…

September 21, 2022

Five Word Summary Suspenseful, epic, cinematic, sweet, intrepid. For Blurb Rowan Andisa, a healer’s apprentice, hiding her magic from the tyrant king. . .Quinn Alexander, an utterly forgettable prince, with secrets of his own. . .A rash decision will tie their fates. To keep herself and her village safe, Rowan leaves her life behind and…