Ellen hasn't seen Andy for years - and the transformation is incredible. He's tall, with high cheekbones and tousled hair. If Ellen was normal, she'd have a massive crush on him. But Ellen is dying. Her illness is a mystery. It's as if all the strength is slowly being sucked from her. What dark force is reaching out to claim her, draining her lifeblood away? A dark, compelling vampire thriller from the author of WITCH CHILD.
Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and then went on to teach English in city comprehensive schools for seventeen years. She now divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, and teaching creative writing.
She has written over twenty books for older children and teenagers, and has become a leading writer for Young Adults with an international reputation. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and she has been short listed for the Guardian, Whitbread and W.H. Smith Children's Book Awards, as well as numerous regional awards in the UK and America. Witch Child won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France in 2003, and the Di Cento Prize in Italy, 2001. Her latest book, The Fool's Girl, is published, April 2010.
Celia lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with her husband, Terry. Her daughter, Catrin, now lives and works in London.
Celia has a Fan Page on Facebook and her own website: www.celiarees.com