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Troy by Adele Geras

The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros’s bow, the goddess sends two sisters down a bloody path to an awful truth: In the fury of war, love strikes the deadliest blows.

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Troy is on our UKYA Top 100 list.


Dido by Adele Geras

While she was still trembling with the complete unexpectedness of what Aeneas had just said and done, he leaned forward a little and kissed her on the mouth. Just one swift, soft touch of his lips on hers and then he turned and walked away.

Love can be deadly. Especially when two girls fall for the same man – one a queen, the other her serving girl. Elissa knows she is playing with fire, but she can’t resist. Queen Dido suspects nothing, until one fateful night…

Secrets are revealed, hearts are broken and as dawn breaks, a terrible tragedy unfolds. This is a passionate tale of love, betrayal and revenge.

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Ten YA novels Adele Geras loves

Adele Geras has written more than ninety books for children and young adults.

Here are a few of her favourite UKYA books.

BILGEWATER by Jane Gardam
THE TULIP TOUCH by Anne Fine
PENNINGTON’S 17th SUMMER by KM  Peyton
SET IN STONE by Linda Newbery
LIFE: AN EXPLODED DIAGRAM by Mal Peet
NO SHAME NO FEAR by Ann Turnbull
GOLDENGROVE by Jill Paton Walsh
THE SCARECROWS by Robert Westall
WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
WHITE DARKNESS by Geraldine McCaughrean