The very first book that Nosy Crow published was Small Blue Thing, in January 2011 – the first volume in a fantastic paranormal romance trilogy.
It feels like a very long time ago now – and it’s amazing (and slightly overwhelming…) to think about all of the books that we’ve published since!
And one book that we’re particularly looking forward to publishing next year is The Beneath – a compelling and absorbing novel for 12+ readers by none other than Small Blue Thing author S.C. Ransom.
It’s an ordinary school day, but Lily is about to step into a nightmare. The girl rushing out of the Tube tunnel tells a crazy story about an underground community and a charismatic leader with an evil plan. How can Lily trust her? It’s only when Lily finds herself in the labyrinth beneath London that she learns the horrific truth – about the Farmer, the Crop and about herself…
Here’s the STUNNING cover for the book – this little animation doesn’t really do the fantastic spot-UV finish justice:
And here, for the first time, is a look inside the book – you can read the first chapter below:
The Beneath will be published in March – and you can pre-order it now. If you’d like to hear more about the book, sign up to our books newsletter here, and we’ll keep you up to date with all our new book news, competitions, giveaways, events and more.