when i was invisible desmond elliott 2017 shadow land elizabeth kostova debuts of the month books of the month
Vouchers


Reader Reviewed
Ferryman by Claire McFall
  

Ferryman

NewGen - YA Fiction   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

Lovereading view...

A Piece of Passion from the Editor, Helen Boyle.

We're extremely excited to be publishing Claire McFall's debut novel Ferryman on the Templar Fiction list. For me it's a book that has it all: a brooding love story beautifully written, a perilous journey that will keep you awake at night and, in Tristan, a hero who's as wild as Heathcliff, as aloof as Mr Darcy and as desirable as Edward. I was drawn into Dylan's story from the very first chapter. Claire's writing is fresh and modern, she's a brilliant storyteller and her characters read like real teenagers. Ferryman is exciting, scary, funny, thought-provoking and original, and Claire McFall is a debut author with a very bright future ahead of her.

I hope you love Ferryman as much as I do.
...........................................................

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Ferryman a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'probably one of the best Young Adult romance books I have ever read.'.... Scroll down to read more reviews...

Synopsis

Ferryman by Claire McFall

Ferryman by Scottish newcomer and teacher Claire McFall is an epic love story and adventure like no other. It combines the compulsive horror of The Hunger Games with a love story against the odds to rival Twilight. When teenage girl Dylan leaves her Scottish home to visit an estranged father she hardly knows, she is involved in a train crash. Emerging onto a remote hillside, she is met by a strange but handsome teenage boy called Tristan. He is her ‘ferryman,’ sent to accompany her across the wasteland, the divide between life and the after-life. So begins a journey where Dylan will learn about herself and what she is capable of; an epic love story against the odds and a personal odyssey, in a dark world haunted by ‘wraiths’ – the howling demons sent to suck souls down to the depths and final, eternal death.

Reviews

Eloise Greenberry, 16 This book is a must read and the only question you will want to ask at the end is: When does the author release another book? Click here to read the full review

Hannah Glenton, 16 ‘Ferryman’ is a story of bravery and romance, and the ending was adorable and just how I’d hoped that it would be....Click here to read the full review

Harriet Cunningham ....probably one of the best Young Adult romance books I have ever read.....Click here to read the full review

Emer O’Brien 13 It was refreshing to read this book because the romance wasn't contrived in any way.....Click here to read the full review

About the Author

Claire McFall

Claire McFall grew up just south of Glasgow in the heart of Celtic and Rangers country, and she now teaches English to teenagers in Peebles, Scotland where she lives.

Claire's work is, in essence, all about first love and difficult decisions. Her novels take romantic narratives and engaging characters and hurl them into unusual and extreme settings. She then explores her characters’ reactions to these unfamiliar situations and the new and confusing feelings that beset them in a hyper-real, engaging, deeply poignant and literary manner. She is fascinated by teenagers and what makes them tick and by the transforming power of love.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2013

Author

Claire McFall

More books by Claire McFall
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.clairemcfall.co.uk/Home...

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Format

Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: From 13

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction

Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781848779631

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools