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Devilskein & Dearlove A Young Adult Novel Set In South Africa.Young Erin Dearlove Has Lost Everything In A Violent Attack On Her Family She Now Lives With Her Bohemian Aunt Kate In A Run Down Apartment Block Locked Into A Fantasy Of Her Previous Life, She Shuns All Overtures Of Friendship From Her New Neighbours, Until She Meets Mr Devilskein, The Demon Who Lives On The Top Floor And Opens A Door Into Another World.DescriptionJust As Neil Gaiman S The Graveyard Book Reworked Kipling S The Jungle Book For A Modern Audience With A Liking For The Supernatural, Devilskein Dearlove Is A Darker, Edgy, Contemporary Reworking Of Frances Hodgson Burnett S Classic The Secret Garden An Orphaned Teenager Is Taken In By A Reluctant Distant Relative, And In Her New Home Makes An Unexpected Friend And Finds A Secret Realm It Has Shades Of The Quirky Fantastical In The Style Of Miyazaki S Studio Ghibli Animated Films Like Spirited Away And Howl S Moving Castle Originally A Novel By Diana Wynne Jones.Alex Says As A Child The Secret Garden Was One Of My First Favourite Novels One Of The First I Relished Reading By Myself Although Devilskein Dearlove Is Very Different, It Was Inspired By That Novel And Its Themes AuthorAlex Smith Lives In Cape Town With Her Partner, Their Book Eating Baby Boy And Their Two Dogs She Has Had Four Novels Published In South Africa Random House Umuzi Imprint , Was Shortlisted For The 2010 Caine Prize And Won The 2011 Nielsens Bookseller S Choice Award MarketYoung Adult And Fantasy Adult Crossover, Precocious Readers Of 9 And Over Readers Young And Old Of Neil Gaiman And Markus Zusak In Particular Will Enjoy The Mix Of Glee And Horror, Darkness And Hope While The Story Will Also Appeal To Slightly Older Readers Of Roald Dahl, Eoin Colfer And Lemony Snickett Alex Smith S Quirky Imagination Knows No Bounds Andr Brink


About the Author: Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a writer, teacher, former textile merchant and adventurer One of her great inspirations is travel In the last few years, she has walked the Camino de Santiago across the top of Northern Spain, hiked in Turkey,lived in mainland China, worked in Taiwan, sojourned for a month at a golden temple in Chiang Mai Thailand, and road tripped through Iran and Southern Africa to the boarder of



10 thoughts on “Devilskein & Dearlove

  1. says:

    This YA novel was hard to put down Thirteen year old Erin Dearlove is sent to live with her aunt in


  2. says:

    Devilskein Dearlove is a whimsical and slightly dark take on the classic The Secret Garden a book I have alw


  3. says:

    Erin Dearlove is a pretty, talented and highly intelligent teenager She is also moody, intolerant and wields her cons


  4. says:

    I flew through this book one of the quickest I ve ever read Readers will be drawn in by the loneliness and vulnerability of th


  5. says:

    The mind is a tricky beast Bad memories can be swallowed whole or twisted into lies This is the underlying message of, the new novel by


  6. says:

    I read an early draft of this novel and liked it very much The published version is simply delicious The feisty Erin is in denial about how she


  7. says:

    I think this is one of the best YA fantasy novels I have read for a long time The author acknowledges that the idea came from her favourite childhood nov


  8. says:

    Read it and loved it Perfectly pitched for the Young Adult market, yet so appealing for those of us who have long left Young Adulthood behind I d love to know if


  9. says:

    Loved this slightly dark fantasy set in Long Street in Cape Town My only problem with it, it was a tad too short


  10. says:

    3.5 starsReview to follow


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