• Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever
  • Once Upon a Fever

Once Upon a Fever

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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Once Upon a Fever
Don't hide from your emotions
Once Upon a Fever is set in a very familiar city run by guilds of Financiers and Methics, many years after a mysterious event known as 'the Turn' where hei... READ MORE
Kerry at St Albans
Once Upon a Fever
Would you choose too feel too much, or nothing at all?
Half fantasy half neo-victorian dystopia, Angharad Walker's latest asks the question that if our emotions turned against us- what would happen if we felt t... READ MORE
Maureen at Waterstones Belfast
Once Upon a Fever
Deliciously gothic and dark!
I absolutely loved that book! Such an original setting, in this alternative version of London, not so far from our own world, where feelings can be respons... READ MORE
Elise, Bristol Galleries
Once Upon a Fever
An Excellent Stand-Alone Fantasy!
This is an incredibly unique novel set in a fantastical Victorian-London-esque city, where a mysterious phenomenon called 'The Turn' has caused intense emo... READ MORE
Holly at Craigavon
Once Upon a Fever
Original and Inventive!
I loved Angharad Walker's first book so I was really excited to read this, and I think I actually preferred this! It's a wonderfully fast paced novel and ... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
Once Upon a Fever
A fantastical fantasy world with great atmosphere.
I listened to the audiobook of this one and it was such an immersive and fantastical world! I loved the way this used slightly different language that had ... READ MORE
Once Upon a Fever
Steampunk Dystopia at its Finest
A steampunk, dystopian novel for teens that reads like a mash up between Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. This is fan... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Once Upon a Fever
‘She’s right,’ said Henrich. ‘Nothing wrong with feeling angry from time to time.'
'I am proposing a scheme that will see the end of anger, hurt, sadness, envy and despair.' That sound idyllic till you think more about it – It is without... READ MORE
Sue Chambers


Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 Older Readers Shortlist Since the world fell sick with fantastical illnesses, sisters Payton and Ani have grown up in the hospital of King Jude's. Payton wants to be a methic like her father, working on a cure for her mother's sleeping fever. Ani, however, thinks the remedy for all illness might be found in the green wilderness beyond the hospital walls. When Ani stumbles upon an imprisoned boy who turns everything he touches to gold, her world is turned upside-down. The girls find themselves outside the hospital for the first time, a dark mystery unravelling... The first teen novel from Angharad Walker, author of critically-acclaimed The Ash House Angharad's writing evokes the clever, unique world-building and philosophical themes of Pullman's His Dark Materials while remaining startlingly original. The story follows two sisters in a London-inspired city full of fantastical illness and sprawling, gothic hospitals where dark secrets linger beneath the surface.

  • Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781912626984
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 147 x 24 mm

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