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Publication date: 13 Jan 2011
ISBN: 9780857630001
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 320 pages

Small Blue Thing


When 17 year-old Alex rescues a swan caught on a wire stuck deep in the Thames mud, she finds an extraordinary bracelet. Through its disturbing and compelling powers, she meets Callum, a soul locked in a half-life of sadness and mystery following a terrible accident, and his persuasive and sinister sister, Catherine. As Alex and Callum grow closer despite the enormous obstacles to their love, the dangers mount until Alex must risk everything to save her best friend and Callum must risk everything to save Alex.

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“Small Blue Thing is a great new read for teenage lovers of supernatural romance. It’s the first in a planned trilogy […] and although the story rounds off nicely the reader is left with a chilling taster of what is to follow in book 2.”

“Small Blue Thing is a great story, well written with terrific characters.”

– Birmingham Post

– Bliss Magazine

“S.C. Ransom has written a beautifully descriptive tale that grips you from start to finish.”

– iddybooks

“This was a refreshing read by a debut author from England. . . S.C. Ransom did an excellent job with the concept of this young adult novel.”

“A ghostly romance is the debut fiction title from Nosy Crow…”

– The Bookseller

“I thought this book was brilliant and… unlike anything else in the paranormal YA genre at the moment. I loved the combination of a fascinating mystery, ghostly going-ons, a generous helping of intrigue and a strong romantic thread running throughout. The ending was most definitely jaw-dropping and has left me in a state of high anticipation for what’s going to come next.”

A Dream of Books

“Small Blue Thing will appeal to supernatural romance fans yes, but I do hope it is not “shelved” as just that. With an unusual storyline, some great characters and enchanting, beautiful London at its core, it is simply a great story.”

Library Mice

“If you liked Twilight you’ll love Small Blue Thing…”

– Almost True

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