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Broken Things

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Hodder & Stoughton
14 May 2019
General fiction (Children's&YA); Urban Fantasy; Young Adult Fantasy; Thriller Fantasy
The stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods.

Increasingly obsessed with a novel called THE WAY INTO LOVELORN and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.

Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do it.

Brynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.

On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.

In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.

*************** PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER 'Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting' - Heat on BEFORE I FALL 'This book will take your breath away' - She
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9781444786880
ISBN 10:   1444786881
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lauren Oliver is the author of YA novels Ringer, Replica, Before I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestsellers. She is also the author of two standalone novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; the Curiosity House series; and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the co-founder of the boutique literary development company Glasstown Entertainment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).

Reviews for Broken Things

This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. -- The Book Bag on ROOMS This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. -- The Book Bag on ROOMS 'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. -- E. Lockhart, author of <i>We Were Liars </i> 'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. -- E. Lockhart, author of <i>We Were Liars </i> A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel * Daily Mail </i>on BEFORE I FALL * A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel * Daily Mail </i>on BEFORE I FALL * Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. * The Times </i>on ROOMS</i> * Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. * The Times </i>on ROOMS</i> * Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. * Heat </i>on PANDEMONIUM * Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. * Heat </i>on PANDEMONIUM * Amazing, unputdownable! * Grazia </i>on DELIRIUM * Amazing, unputdownable! * Grazia </i>on DELIRIUM * Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. * The Sunday Times </i>on DELIRIUM * Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. * The Sunday Times </i>on DELIRIUM * Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games' * Cosmopolitan * Praise for Lauren Oliver: 'The new Hunger Games' * Cosmopolitan * There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days * Heat * Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale * The Sunday Times * The new Hunger Games * Cosmopolitan * A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game * The Sunday Times * A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents * Daily Mail * Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl * MTV.com * Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on * E. Lockhart, bestselling author of We Were Liars * Praise for Lauren Oliver * : * Broken Things is definitely one to look out for this year . . . A fantastically dark mystery with beautifully crafted characters and fluid writing . . . filled with twists and turns... It will keep you wanting more throughout - with an ending you will NOT see coming * The Book Bag * This highly readable psychological thriller deftly explores the power that stories have over us, alongside its shrewd insights into the complicated dynamics between teenage girls. * Irish Times * Taut and twisting, Oliver's latest is something special. Try it with fans of the Pretty Little Liars series, April Genevieve Tucholke's Wink Poppy Midnight (2016), or Karen M. McManus' One of Us is Lying * Booklist * * Oliver's dark whodunit explores obsession and friendship * Entertainment Weekly * Lauren Oliver has a gift for witty one-liners and she is skilful with adolescent dialogue . . . she raises interesting questions about the phenomenon of fan fiction * Daily Mail * Praise for Broken Things * : *


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