The Dark Light by Julia Bell
  

The Dark Light

Written by Julia Bell
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Synopsis

The Dark Light by Julia Bell

'Ten minutes to midnight!' Jonathan shouts over the sound of the blazing fire. Sparks rise into the sky and mingle with the stars. 'Only ten minutes!' Bevins says, falling down on his knees. 'So it begins.' Rebekah has lived on the island her whole life, and it's only now that she's starting to wonder what she might experience outside her strict religious community. Alex has been sent to the island to escape her dark past, and through her eyes it's a dark and sinister place. Thrown together by chance, Rebekah and Alex strike up an unlikely friendship and it's together that they attempt to break free of their worlds and make a world of their own. But when a kiss between the girls is witnessed by an islander there is no escape they can make - the Rapture is coming for them all.

Reviews

Religious fanaticism and Gothic horror go together like a horse and carriage, and when you throw an island into the equation things can only get better. . . . a blend of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Wicker Man that is as savage as it is suspenseful. --Independent

About the Author

Julia Bell is a novelist and lecturer on the MA Creative Writing course at Birkbeck, University College London. Her first novel, MASSIVE, was published by Young Picador to critical acclaim. DIRTY WORK is her second novel. She is also the co-editor of the bestselling Creative Writing Coursebook (Macmillan) written while she was teaching at the University of East Anglia. Julia lives in London and is working on her third novel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Author

Julia Bell
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

16th July 2015

ISBN

9781447283034


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