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World Book Night 2016: Part Two

In the second part of our World Book Night feature (find Part 1 here), we reveal the other two books that we’re giving away in the Information Store on Thursday 21st of April.

Our final two books this year are:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Fantasy/Young Adult)

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Treachery by S.J. Parris (Historical Fiction)

August, 1583. Giordano Bruno, a heretic fleeing the Inquisition, finds a new life working as a spy for Sir Francis Walsingham. Along with his friend, Sir Philip Sidney, Bruno travels to Plymouth on the Queen’s behalf. There, they meet Sir Francis Drake, who is preparing to launch a daring expedition against the Spanish, which could turn the tide of war. Unbeknownst to Bruno, however, Sidney plans to stowaway with Drake’s fleet and return a hero – dragging Bruno with him to the New World. But when a murder occurs aboard Drake’s own ship, fear and suspicion grip the fleet and threaten to abort the expedition before it begins.

Tracking the killer through Plymouth’s menacing backstreets, Bruno uncovers some of the darkest secrets the city is harbouring. Failure will come at the highest cost – not just for Bruno, but all of England…


Remember to come to the Information Store on the 21st April, where students will be able to pick up a free copy of one of the following books:

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne (Young Adult)

The Rotters’ Club by Jonathan Coe (Fiction)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (Fantasy/Young Adult)

Treachery by S.J. Parris (Historical Fiction)

Happy reading!


Elliot, H. (2009) Flying Books [photograph]. Available at: (Accessed: 20/04/16)


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