Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart.
A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?
The perfect read for fans of British horror and haunting gothic novels
Don’t miss Zoë’s new brilliant YA thriller that readers can’t stop raving about: White Lies out now!Praise for Zoë Markham
'Read this book! If you're at all a fan of anything YA, Gothic and/or Frankenstein then you will love the story of Chloe. Started reading this at 12.15am and didn't put it down until I was finished. ' – Fi on Goodreads
‘In a nutshell, if you like young adult books then read this, if you like zombie books then read this and every kind of book in between you need to read this.’ – Random Redheaded Ramblings
'It’s a wonderful take on the often fractious relationship between teens and their parents, beautifully transmitted by Markham.' – Jack Croxhall
'A great Gothic YA that will appeal to adult readers as well' – Rosee on Goodreads
Having recently pulled off a dramatic escape from the rat race, Zoë now spends her days endlessly monkeying about with words.
In a tiny, tumbledown bungalow in the wilds of West Oxfordshire she creates, destroys, giggles maniacally and cries dramatically whilst consuming epic amounts of builder's tea and trying to keep the cats off the keyboard.
Her husband has learned to ignore her fictional delusions, but her five-year-old son still thinks they're the best thing ever, and often offers helpful advice ("Dragons would make it better, Mummy. Red ones.")
In teams of four, they travel across the realm to collect magical items, race through castles, and interact with enchanting creatures in pursuit of championship glory.
Kase Garrick is a warrior that strives for greatness and wants to prove himself a champion, but can only compete if he convinces two scholars and a wizard to come together. Although their team defies normal convention, it does not lack strength, wisdom or heart.
Their journey tests their individual skills, dares them to look past their differences, and stretches them beyond their limits in order to overcome adversity. It’s a quest of self-discovery and growth, trust and patience, friendship and teamwork.
Eleanor is a serious, intelligent teenager with a slightly bonkers mother. She is also a Time Strider and a Dragon Slayer. When the time tracks align, Catherine - the Time Interpreter shows Eleanor the route to her destiny where she must leave childhood and comforts behind and fight for the survival of strangers who exist in a time loop.
The Man Betrayer has taught the higher dragons to speak. No longer individual menaces, the creatures communicate, plot and join with more sadistic allies. When the she-devil - Maligna Satana, teams up with Brute Festeral - giant bull dragon and Doom Bringer of the Cold Lands, it seems that the Dragon Slayers who have so far protected Moreth will be defeated.
Eleanor has unreliable help from the mathmagicians - otherwise known as Enquates - creatures who exist in each other's mind spaces.
In the course of her heroic adventure, Eleanor finds a clue to her own identity, past and future.
A haunting YA thriller you won't be able to put down, White Lies is a boarding school story – with a shockingly dark twist.
For Abigail, a new school could be the fresh start she so desperately needs. With her parents in the army and her sister Beth too far away to run to, she knows this year needs to be different. She's never been part of the cool crowd and for the first time Abby wants to fit in. And all it takes is just one little white lie...because some truths are too painful to share.
But at Cotswold Community College, Abby isn't the only one with a past she'd rather forget. And when she stumbles across a closely-guarded secret, Abigail realises that her one little white lie could reveal everything she’s worked so hard to hide...What readers are saying about White Lies
'I LOVED this one... there is a dark edge to the narrative, a scary feel to some of the events and just that little *something* that touches you on an emotional level when reading that grips you utterly... Add in some truly spooky and dark dealings, a touch of inspiration and a killer twist that I never once saw coming and you have an imaginative, clever and intelligent thriller that just happens to be in the Young Adult market. Pish to that, its better than any one of 150 girl books you might read this year or did last...' – Liz Loves Books
‘The book was a easy and fast read that was layered with suspense making it captivating and gripping that I had to finish it and know what was happening. I thought I had it all figured out... but after reaching the end, I realized how wrong I was. It is an eerie mystery slash slightly horror story that plays with your mind and imagination.’ – Joy on Goodreads
‘I couldn't put it down and it was short enough for me to whizz through... I still couldn't believe the unbelievable dark twist that this book took. It was so gripping and surreal that I'm still captivated by it! I loved the writing style of this author and it's made me incredibly eager to read more books by Ms. Markham.’ – Connie on Goodreads
‘This is a mystery story with some hints of horror that really plays with your mind, especially when you think you’ve got it all figured out. It sets you on edge and makes you really question what is going on – if you’re a fan of the Red Eye series or just general horror/thriller books then this one’s for you!’ – Maia and a Little Moore
‘This wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. The first thing to catch my attention was Zoe's writing style. Every word seemed to flow with the next making me want to keep reading. Zoe does an incredible job of bringing the character's alive.’ – Rosalie Reyes's review on Goodreads
Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.
More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.
In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.