‘Glass Town Wars is a beautifully crafted, multilayered story with a gripping adventure at its heart’ – Melvin Burgess
‘A thrilling roller-coaster ride with added Brontës’ – Adèle Geras
‘Wildly inventive, wholly original, seriously thrilling. Celia Rees is a one-off’ – Lottie Moggach
The fantastically inventive Glass Town Wars is finally published today! It follows the story of Tom and Augusta, who are from different places and different times, but they meet in the virtual world to combine forces to save a kingdom, escape a web of deceit and to find love. In a place where fictions can be truths and truths fictions, learning who to trust is about more than friendship, it is about survival.
Inspired by the early writings of the Brontë siblings, Glass Town Wars is a captivating and magical YA novel by the renowned Celia Rees. To celebrate its publication, we’ve gathered together more equally brilliant magical teen and YA adventures from Pushkin…
The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff
Beloved by readers across the world and critically acclaimed, the Red Abbey Chronicles are an unmissable and unputdownable series for fans young and old. They’ve been aptly dubbed as ‘Finnish, feminist fantasy,’ and we challenge anyone to not be gripped by Maresi and Naondel. The third title – Maresi Red Mantle – will be published next year!
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Called ‘a wonder of a book’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Disappearances is Emily Bain Murphy’s magical, strange and wondrous debut. Every seven years something disappears in the remote town of Sterling: people’s reflections, the stars in the sky, the ability to dream. Aila realises that her mother may be to blame for the curse. But some mysteries are buried very deep and some secrets want to stay hidden – and one young woman’s desire to uncover the truth may not be enough to save Sterling from the past…
The Trilogy of Two by Juman Malouf
The Trilogy of Two is an utterly original and acclaimed fantasy novel. Featuring eccentric characters, striking illustrations, a propulsive plot and one of the most beautifully realised and inventive worlds you’ll discover, it’s the perfect teen read to curl up with this winter.
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
The Beast Player is a sophisticated and enthralling fantasy story from Japan by Nahoko Uehashi, who won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen award. Published in March, the first English translation from Cathy Hirano of this international bestseller tells the story of Elin, who discovers she can communicate with terrifying water serpents and majestic flying beasts. Soon, she becomes involved in a deadly plot that could cost her life – can she save herself and prevent her beloved beasts from being used as tools of war? Or must she face the terrible battles to come?