One of my favourite books of 2010 was a Young Adult book called This is Shyness by Australian author, Leanne Hall (read my review here). I’ve known for a while that Leanne has been writing a sequel and was excited to discover on the Text Publishing website yesterday that it’s called Queen of the Night and is being released in February 2012. If you haven’t read it but love quirky YA books you really should rush out and get hold of a copy. Leanne was the winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing in 2009.
To whet your appetite, here’s the blurb for Queen of the Night:
“The dark is dangerous. So is the past. So are your dreams.
For six months Nia—Wildgirl—has tried to forget Wolfboy, the mysterious boy she spent one night with in Shyness—the boy who said he’d call but didn’t.
Then Wolfboy calls. The things he tells her pull her back to the suburb of Shyness, where the sun doesn’t rise and dreams and reality are difficult to separate. There, Doctor Gregory has seemingly disappeared, the Darkness is changing and Wolfboy’s friend is in trouble. And Nia decides to become Wildgirl once more.
The sequel to the 2009 Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness is about the difficulty of recreating the past—about how the Darkness no longer sets Wolfboy and Wildgirl free.”
You can pre-order Queen of the Night on the Text Publishing website now. Text are a Melbourne based publisher and are one of my favourites. They always publish really interesting and original titles, especially for Young Adults.