Lauren Oliver - Broken Things - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Hardback £17.99
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444786866
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2018
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444786873
    • Publication date:18 Oct 2018

Broken Things

By Lauren Oliver

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

The stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver.

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

Biographical Notes

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).

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444786880
  • Publication date: 16 May 2019
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Praise for Broken Things — :
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
Oliver's dark whodunit explores obsession and friendship — Entertainment Weekly

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 *
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
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
Praise for Lauren Oliver — :
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
Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl — MTV.com
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
A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game — The Sunday Times
The new Hunger Games — Cosmopolitan
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
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

Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'

— Cosmopolitan

Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'

— Cosmopolitan
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 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 on DELIRIUM
Amazing, unputdownable! — Grazia on DELIRIUM
Amazing, unputdownable! — Grazia on DELIRIUM
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. — Heat on PANDEMONIUM
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. — Heat on PANDEMONIUM
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. — The Times on ROOMS
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. — The Times on ROOMS
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 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 on BEFORE I FALL
'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 We Were Liars
'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 We Were Liars
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
Hodder & Stoughton

A Gift in December

Jenny Gladwell
Authors:
Jenny Gladwell

Journalist Jane Brooke is getting over a career high...and love life low. When her editor nominates her to join some glamorous bloggers and cynical journalists on a trip to Norway for a feature on the story behind the famous Norwegian Christmas tree, dubbed the Queen of the Forest, which the country gifts each year to the UK to be displayed in Trafalgar Square, she feels only annoyance. But Jane hasn't anticipated discovering a moving story behind this historic gift, and she certainly isn't expecting to find love amidst all that snow, but this trip could turn out to be the perfect Christmas present.

Hodder & Stoughton

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim
Authors:
Angie Kim
Sceptre

The End of Loneliness

Benedict Wells
Authors:
Benedict Wells
John Murray

Moscow, Midnight

John Simpson
Authors:
John Simpson
Hodder & Stoughton

The Scarlet Nightingale

Alan Titchmarsh
Authors:
Alan Titchmarsh

As war rages across Europe, one young woman is torn between love and loyalty.Set in wartime London and occupied France, this is a thrilling story of love, danger and sacrifice from bestselling novelist Alan Titchmarsh.It is the late 1930s when seventeen-year-old Rosamund Hanbury leaves behind the endless summers of her coastal Devonshire home for the fast pace of high society London. Under the expert guidance of her formidable aunt, the country mouse learns how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's most influential. And when the enigmatic Harry Napier sweeps her off her feet at London's famous Café de Paris she could almost forget that Britain has declared war. But the Phoney War ends. Harry is posted, London reels from the first bombings of the Blitz and Rosamund suffers a devastating personal loss that leaves her all the more determined to do her bit for the war effort. Joining the Special Forces she is sent to work alongside the Resistance on a top secret mission in France. It is here that her courage and loyalty are truly put to the test. And where she learns that no one is what they seem: at home or abroad ...

Hodder Paperbacks

Gwendy's Button Box

Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
Authors:
Stephen King, Richard Chizmar

'A resonant novella set in one of King's signature locales: the small town of Castle Rock, Maine' Washington PostThe small town of Castle Rock, Maine, has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told...until now.There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson takes the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.One day, while Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground and the chink of an aluminium bat hitting a baseball, a stranger calls out to her. On a bench in the shade sits a man in a small, neat black hat. He offers Gwendy a mahogany box with coloured buttons. The buttons will produce gifts, such as chocolate which can make you slimmer. But he warns her that the gifts will be 'small recompense for the responsibility.'Journey back to Castle Rock in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December

Hodder Paperbacks

Earth Storm

Mons Kallentoft
Authors:
Mons Kallentoft
Sceptre

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

Andrew Miller
Authors:
Andrew Miller

The rapturously acclaimed new novel by the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, hailed as 'excellent', 'gripping', 'as suspenseful as any thriller', 'engrossing', 'moving' and 'magnificent'.One rainswept winter's night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain.Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind. He will not - cannot - talk about the war or face the memory of what took place on the retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he lights out instead for the Hebrides, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer with secret orders are on his trail.In luminous prose, Miller portrays a man shattered by what he has witnessed, on a journey that leads to unexpected friendships, even to love. But as the short northern summer reaches its zenith, the shadow of the enemy is creeping closer. Freedom, for John Lacroix, will come at a high price. Taut with suspense, this is an enthralling, deeply involving novel by one of Britain's most acclaimed writers.'His writing suspends life until it is read and is a source of wonder and delight' Hilary Mantel on Casanova in the Sunday Times

Hodder & Stoughton

Four

Andy Jones
Authors:
Andy Jones

Two couples. One reckless night. 'Secrets and lies have a nasty habit of coming out at the least appropriate time . . . moving, thought-provoking and beautifully written' Daily Mail'Engaging . . . an incredibly emotional story' The Book Bag'We love this novel and didn't see the ending coming. . .' Closer**************In the time they've known each other, Sally, Al and Mike have shared - well, almost everything.Sally and Al have been married for seven years, though now their relationship is hanging by a thread.Sally and Mike have been best friends since university. And on many occasions something more.Mike and Al have been friends and colleagues for many years. Yet with Al poised to become Mike's boss, their friendship comes under threat.And now there's Mike and Faye. They haven't been together long, but Mike's pretty sure that, this time, it's the real deal.As the three old friends sit on a train heading towards Brighton to meet Faye, little do they know that after this weekend, the four of them will have shared . . . everything.They all know they have made a mistake. But they could never have imagined the consequences.**************Praise for Andy Jones:'What happens the morning after the night before, when the night before was when you did the most reckless thing of your life? I loved Andy Jones's stylish portrayal of four people who make way too much history in one night, and just couldn't put it down until I found out the fate of each of them' Catherine Isaac'I'm always wary about comparing books but, just this once, I'm going to make an exception because for me this is one of those few novels that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as One Day. It has everything you could want from a romcom and then some' - Sun on The Trouble With Henry and Zoe

Hodder & Stoughton

Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three)

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
Authors:
Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
Hodder & Stoughton

Ringer

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver

From the bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, Ringer questions how to be human in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.**Don't forget to buy the new novel, BROKEN THINGS, now!**LYRAIn the wold outside the Haven institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human. Though free from the doctors, guards and fences, they feel more trapped than ever. Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms growing worse and neither of them know who they can trust. Even Gemma, who swore to help, seems to have forgotten them. GEMMAWhen Gemma learns that her controlling father has new plans for Lyra and Caelum, she knows she must do something to stop him. But after being mistaken for an escaped Replica, Gemma is imprisoned. It seems that Haven Institute wasn't destroyed after all. And now Gemma is the one behind bars . . . Gemma and Lyra's stories combine in this breath-taking adventure. Like them, you won't be able to leave the world of Haven behind easily . . .Praise for Lauren Oliver'Electric, heartbreaking, pulse-pounding, and timely, REPLICA is a riveting two-for-one. Two complex heroines, two puzzling mysteries, two weaving adventures, all in one astounding novel' Victoria Aveyard, bestselling author of Red Queen '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 'A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again' Daily Mail 'Brilliantly written, gritty, deep and compassionate. I couldn't give it a higher recommendation!' Guardian 'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction' The Times 'A searing pair of intertwined stories about the line between science and humanity, told with Oliver's signature grace, uniqueness, and precision. It's a new story every way you turn it - but always gorgeous, always haunting' Marie Lu, author of The Young Elites and Legend

Hodder & Stoughton

Fireblood

Elly Blake
Authors:
Elly Blake

The fiery, action-packed sequel to the New York Times bestselling Frostblood, perfect for fans of Red Queen and Throne of Glass. 'A fierce and vibrant world, a steamy romance, and page-turning twists' Morgan Rhodes, bestselling author 'Hypnotising!' Benjamin of TomesIce and fire are still at war. Ruby has defeated the tyrannous Frost King, and Arcus, the exiled warrior who captured her heart, has taken his rightful place as ruler of the Frostblood kingdom. But Ruby is the only Fireblood in a castle of frost and ice, and the courtiers will not accept her. Even worse, the dark threat released from the Frost King's melted throne is stalking the land, bent on destruction - and as the one who set it free, only Ruby can stop it. To find the knowledge she needs, she must leave Arcus and journey south to the land of the Firebloods. But the homeland Ruby's never seen is treacherous, and friend and enemy wear the same face. If she's to save both kingdoms, Ruby must figure out who she can trust - and unleash a fire powerful enough to do battle with darkness . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth: If you liked Thirteen Reasons Why, you'll love this

Lindsey Lee Johnson
Authors:
Lindsey Lee Johnson
Hodder & Stoughton

he

John Connolly
Authors:
John Connolly
JM Originals

Elmet

Fiona Mozley
Authors:
Fiona Mozley

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 AND THE PFD/SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDWINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD AND THE POLARI PRIZE'A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' The Economist'A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement' TLS'Pastoral idyll, political exposé, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' Sunday TimesDaniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits.

Hodder & Stoughton

A Game of Ghosts

John Connolly
Authors:
John Connolly

The Number One bestseller.It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

Coronet

The Erstwhile

Brian Catling
Authors:
Brian Catling

The Vorrh is a vast unmapped and very mysterious jungle in Africa. No-one comes out of it in one piece. Survivors report strange, mind-bending phenomena and horrific monsters. It is rumoured that the Garden of Eden still exists somewhere in the middle of it. In The Erstwhile it transpires that some angels have escaped Eden and the Vorrh and are living in hiding in London, some in disguise as lunatics in Bedlam. It's also revealed that William Blake, a character in these novels, is interacting with these angels. Good and evil angels and humans, including William Blake, are heading towards a final, Miltonic apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity.The Erstwhile is the second book in the Vorrh trilogy.

Hodder & Stoughton

Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue (Book Two)

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
Authors:
Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
Hodder & Stoughton

Replica

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver
Hodder & Stoughton

First Comes Love

Emily Giffin
Authors:
Emily Giffin

**The #1 New York Times bestselling novel.** Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, Liane Moriarty and The Devil Wears Prada.What happens when love, marriage and children don't come in the expected order?Fifteen years after the tragic death of their older brother splintered Josie and Meredith's already fragile relationship, the two sisters are following very different paths. Hardworking, reserved Meredith thought she'd done it all the right way round - married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter - but now she's wondering if she got the love part wrong. Impulsive and spirited Josie has been single for years. She wants a child so much that she's preparing to head straight for the baby carriage all on her own. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and secrets from the past surface, Josie and Meredith must come to terms with their own choices. Perhaps they'll find that they need each other more than they know...