'Rees's speciality is depicting strong, captivating heroines in a historical setting saturated with adventure, romance and emotional intelligence ... Sovay is a gorgeous, breathless, headlong romp of a read' The Times 'Meticulously researched and completely absorbing with a wonderfully feisty heroine, this is highly recommended for teenage readers' The Independent 'There's plenty of action, political intrigue and historical detail. Yet it is the romance, thwarted passions, sinister intentions and of course the heroine herself, that make it spot-on for teenage girls' Bookseller 'Celia Rees cleverly combines historical detail with a riveting plot ... This is a rollicking and romantic adventure with a charismatic, tough female lead. It's smart and pacy by turns and topped off with a nice gothic twist' Waterstone's Books Quarterly
About the Author
Celia Rees is one of Britain's foremost writers for teenagers and her titles for Bloomsbury have enjoyed huge success. Witch Child has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is required reading in secondary schools in the UK, with life sales of over 180,000, and has been translated into 25 languages. Celia has a degree in history, a strong interest in which is evident in her brilliantly researched books. Sorceress, Pirates! and Sovay have all met similar critical acclaim and are loved for their strong characters and skilfully plotted adventures. Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa, with her husband.