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Celebrating Young Adult fiction by UK authors


UKYA Top Books of 2013 part 2

topquietnessKaren Saunders, author of Me, Suzy P : The Quietness by Alison Rattle  is a beautifully written piece of historical fiction, and a fascinating insight into the darker side of Victorian society.

 

 

 

Teri Terry, author of Slated and Fractured: Shine by Candy Gourlay, because it sutopshinerprised me, went places I wasn’t expecting, and I got lost in reading it as a reader without analyzing it the whole time (not something I manage as often as I’d like)

 

 

Sophia Bennett, author of the Threads series, The Look and You Don’t Know Me: 417zg-BNx9L._SY445_Cruel Summer by James Dawson. Great characters, great horror references and some brilliant twists. Great cover too.

 

 

 

ghosthawkKatie Moran, author of  Bloodline and  Hidden Among Us:  Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, a beautiful and brutal account of the years following first contact between European settlers and the Native American tribes they encountered. It has the most shocking plot twist I’ve ever read, too.”

 

 

CJ Daugherty, author of the Night School series: The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Feisty female lead, evocative Scottish setting and a falconergenuinely steamy romance. Also steam punk elements, fairies and lots of FIGHTING. Addictive as hell.

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The Quietness by Alison Rattle

the quietness alison rattleWhen fifteen-year-old Queenie escapes from the squalid slums of nineteenth-century London, she has no idea about the dangers of the dark world she is about to become embroiled in. Initially thrilled at being taken on as a maid for the seemingly respectable Waters sisters, Queenie comes to realise that something is very wrong with the dozens of strangely silent babies being ‘adopted’ into the household.

Meanwhile, lonely and unloved sixteen-year-old Ellen is delighted when her handsome and charming young cousin Jacob is sent to live with her family. She thinks she has finally found a man to fall in love with and rely on, but when Jacob cruelly betrays her she finds herself once again at the mercy of her cold-hearted father. Soon the girls’ lives become irrevocably entwined in this tension-filled drama.