The Book Eaters

The Book Eaters

Fiction & Poetry, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2023
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A gorgeous new fantasy horror - a book about stories and fairy tales with family and love at its dark heart.

Hidden across England and Scotland live six old Book Eater families.

The last of their lines, they exist on the fringes of society and subsist on a diet of stories and legends.

Children are rare and their numbers have dwindled, so when Devon Fairweather's second child is born a dreaded Mind Eater - a perversion of her own kind, who consumes not stories but the minds and souls of humans - she flees before he can be turned into a weapon for the family... or worse.

Living among humans and finding prey for her son, Devon seeks a cure for his hunger. But time is running out - for her family want her back, and with every soul her son consumes he loses a little more of himself...

This is a story of escape, a mother's savage devotion and a queer love that will electrify readers looking for something beguiling, thrilling, strange and new.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008479480
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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The Book Eaters
Unique Story
This is a unique book with a unique story, Unfortunately it wasn't for me. I expected something different. that being said it was wellwritten and i can s... READ MORE
Zoe Pollock
The Book Eaters
Very clever, gripping read
Very clever twist (imo), on the vampire/zombie kinda vibe. Alongside, some handmaid's tale, women-as-incubators kind of thread through the story. Atop of t... READ MORE
The Book Eaters
truly the best book I've read for a good long while
Sunyi Dean truly is an artist. It's hard to even describe how immersive this book is, I have dreamt of this world and cried real tears alongside Devon and ... READ MORE
Freya Sperr
The Book Eaters
The worst book I read in 2023
I liked the concept of this book, but it was poorly executed. This book attempted to cover lots of themes, but all attempts were fairly surface-level - pat... READ MORE
Cara Evans