And so, I began the year with a copy of Fleur Ferris’s second novel, Black, and here are five sentences I have to say about it.
Ebony Marshall is a relatable character, insecure but kind, flawed but with a conscience. She is well-acquainted with tragedy after losing 3 friends in accidents. But when her formal date ends up in hospital, she learns that her “curse” is something far more sinister, and her safety is compromised. This book contains a lot of what YA readers want – romantic questions, friendship problems, mystery, a character who grows in her sense of self and independence. It is also a very original story (at least, different to anything I’ve read), and that makes it well worth a read.