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    • Publication date:08 Feb 2018
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The Taste of Blue Light

By Lydia Ruffles

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An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.

'Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I LOVED IT' LOUISE O'NEILL

An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman's search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.

These are the things Lux knows:
She is an artist.
She is lucky.
She is broken.

These are the things she doesn't know:
What happened over the summer.
Why she ended up in hospital.
Why her memories are etched in red.

'The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up ...'

Desperate to uncover the truth, Lux's time is running out. If she cannot piece together the events of the summer and regain control of her fractured mind, she will be taken away from everything and everyone she holds dear.

If her dreams don't swallow her first.


'It's very brave, and fierce, and electric' SARA BARNARD

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  • ISBN: 9781444936742
  • Publication date: 07 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it... Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I loved it — Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It
A gripping Bell Jar-type narrative of mental distress and confusion — Financial Times

Remember the name Lydia Ruffles: this devastating and brilliant YA book goes to the most
unexpected of places and will leave you mulling it over for days, weeks and months after

— Stylist
This gripping thriller will stay with you long after you finish the last page — The Sun on Sunday
dark and affecting...a truly unforgettable debut — Heat Magazine
An original take on trauma and memory loss...Lux's voice engages readers on issues that are timely, absorbing and perceptively related — Irish Times
A game-changing exploration of mental health — Emerald Street
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