So my second novel, Spellbook of the Lost and Found, has a cover, which means it’s another step closer to being a real book. The cover was revealed earlier this week on Sugarscape (UK) & Bustle (USA) & it’s stunning – dangerous & sexy & dark & burning bright at the same time – & fits the story perfectly.
Here’s what it’s about:
Olive, Rose, Laurel, Ivy, Hazel, Rowan.
Six teenagers, connected in ways they could never have imagined.
After the town’s summer bonfire party, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hairclips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something much bigger, something she won’t talk about, and Olive can’t stop feeling that her best friend is slipping away.
Then lost things start appearing. Fields are filled with odd treasures; the lake sparkles with trinkets; seductive diary pages written by a girl named Laurel show up all over town. And Olive finds Ivy, Hazel, and her brother, Rowan, secretly squatting in the nearby abandoned housing estate. Hazel and Rowan are wild and alluring, but they seem lost too, and like Rose, are holding tight to their secrets.
It’s the damp, tattered spellbook that changes everything. Full of mysterious hand-inked charms to make things go missing and to conjure back others, it might be their chance to find what they need to set everything back to rights. Unless it’s leading them toward secrets that were never meant to be found . . .
It has tattoos & rusty keys, poteen & patron saints, two silver lighters & a lot of cycling down country lanes. It’ll be published in May 2017 & if that seems like too long to wait (I know it does for me, despite the fact that the book’s not actually, y’know, finished yet), I’ll be periodically updating my Spellbook Pinterest board in the meantime. You can also add it on Goodreads or pre-order it on Amazon.