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Three eerie tales. Three strikes of a match in the dark. Three desperate battles for life. Three spine-tingling novellas by major YA authors, full of suspense, danger and darkness. Goodbye, light! Hello, night! First is Lucy Christopher’s aptly named The Darkness: a brooding tale of loss and suspense set in a world where everyone has disappeared. Next up is The Twins of Blackfin by Kat Ellis, which brings you a grave, a crypt, a journal and other darkly creepy things. Finally, Rhian Ivory’s modern YA retelling of The Little Match Girl sees Nia lying badly injured in a tunnel after a mugging. All she has is three matches. But then she starts seeing pictures in the light…

  • Three chillingly creepy novells by major YA authors
  • Perfect for Halloween and the wintry nights beyond!
  • Stories by Lucy Christopher, Kat Ellis and Rhian Ivory
  • Fantastic reviews by top authors including Hilary McKay

“Unsettling but thoroughly compelling… YA as it should be dangerous, dark and daring.” CJ Skuse

Matchgirl: what a tingling, winter storm of a story! Nia and Sol, ice and sunlight, loss and finding… it’s magical.” Hilary McKay

The Darkness is such a beautiful story – mysterious, exciting, deeply emotional… It stays in the mind like a prayer.” Melvin Burgess

*Please note this book contains mature content and language more suitable for older readers.

Product Details

Catalogue number

936 in ROW Teen November 2018






Firefly Press Ltd

Date published

October 4th, 2018

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  • 272 pages


UK edition


Lucy Christopher


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