The residents of Blackbrooke share their town with the Creatures, or Crits as they are known. Grotesque, roaming the streets at night looking for food, their presence means humans have to live by the Rules, keeping them indoors and forbidding them of basic desires.
The most important Rule? Don’t be a ‘walk out’!
Straight-A student, Liberty Connor, hates the Crits and the endless Rules she and her tight knit group of friends have to live by. Planning her new life on the Outside with her boyfriend, Gabriel, Liberty whiles away her days waiting to turn 18, so they can leave and be free. That is, until the world she thinks she knows begins to unravel. Her friends start to walk out. So she’s told. However, something’s not right. Things don’t add up. Liberty faces a race against time to discover what’s going on with the Creatures of Blackbrooke.
Is it them she has to fear, or something much closer to home?
Firstly, isn’t the cover just awesome?
I loved this book! I don’t really read horror, but after this I want to read more of this genre. It’s fast, exciting and will keep you hooked.
resides in Liverpool.
spending many years honing her skills drafting short stories and devouring
horror through the ages from R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps collection through to
account of her dad’s years in a rock band in the 1970s, Driving Exile.
has worked for a Manchester entertainment magazine, reviewing theatre shows
gigs and movies. She gets most of her ideas and is inspired by music
and also the fighting spirit of young people who aren’t afraid to challenge the
norm and stand up for what they believe in. This fleeting ‘moment’ in life is
what she tries to capture in her writing.
favourite author? And why?
my childhood and early teens. Goosebumps books were my life before I graduated
onto Point Horror.
them. There’s just something so fun about the ‘scare’. You can tell he takes
great twisted pleasure in scaring kids and there’s something delightfully weird
could have dinner with any one of your characters who would it be? And what on
earth would you say?
has been through a lot growing up, however….I think a dinner with Denzil would
be the most fun! He’s just the right amount of zany to float my boat and I
can’t imagine there ever being a lull in the conversation. He was crazy in his
teens and twenties and I’d love to hear about that and all of the weird and
wonderful people he’s encountered being boss of souvenir shop, Tales from the
is your favourite part of the writing process?
write through the night until the sun comes up. It’s magical. There’s something
wonderful about reading the finished article as well. Editing is a bitch, I
could choose just one book to leave for future generations, what would it be?
horror. Every time I read it, I find something new and interpret it
your favourite bookish couple.
Jasper from Twilight. Not sure why, I just got a good feeling from them when I
read the books. And like the rest of the YA book community, I really hope Patch
and Nora get the happy ending they deserve in the Hush Hush finale out this
year. Fingers crossed…
could be any character from a book, who would you be?
because she’s so gutsy and handy with a bow and arrow. However, wouldn’t it be
fabulous to be evil and get away with it? It would be great to be Jane from the
Volturi in Twilight. She’s wicked!