The Revelry

By Katherine Webber

A story of best friends, bad luck and the consequences of breaking the rules in a town built on secrets and superstitions.

I am girl of Ember Grove, and these are my woods… Growing up in Ember Grove, Bitsy Clark knows better than to mess with the long-held traditions of her hometown. Until her best friend, Amy, persuades her to sneak into the Revelry – the end of school party in the woods, to which only those leaving are invited. When she wakes the next day, Bitsy can’t remember anything from the night before. Weirder still, whenever she tries to speak about the Revelry, Bitsy chokes on the words. But this is just the beginning, and what starts out as a run of bad luck starts to feel like a curse. As Bitsy’s life goes from bad to worse, things only get better and better for her best friend. It's as if there’s only so much luck to go round and Amy’s getting all of it...

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406388442
  • Published: 06 Jan 2022
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 272

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Customer reviews


'A highly compulsive, witchy thriller taking an astute look at the complexities of female friendship.' The Bookseller

'Webber weaves a haunting tale of a hungry wood, a legendary party, and longings sharpened like sticks by dark enchantment. You'll read it with your heart in your throat.' Melissa Albert, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Hazel Wood

' Absolutely enchanting, totally captivating, and, as always, Webber's writing shows huge emotional intelligence about the inner psyches of teens.' Holly Bourne, Author of The Spinster Club Series

'Dangerous, mysterious and wonderfully unsettling, The Revelry is a powerful exploration of the angst and beauty of female friendship.' Krystal Sutherland, New York Times Bestselling Author of House of Hollow

'The Revelry is a whirlwind; a dark, dreamy and deliciously atmospheric story that is utterly unputdownable.' Catherine Doyle, Author of the Blood for Blood Trilogy

'“intense [and] suspenseful…This is a novel with an element of sinister magic”' The Sunday Times

'Gripping YA fantasy.' Guardian

' This is a dark story with pace and suspense and no certainty about how it will end: a satisfying and unusual read.' Armadillo

'“intense, suspenseful young adult novel […] a novel with an element of sinister magic, but also a realistic examination of the competitiveness that exists in close friendships.” ' The Sunday Times

'Featured in 'Best New Books'' The School Librarian

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