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The Taste of Blue Light

The Taste of Blue Light

‘If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it’ Louise O’Neill, author of Asking For It

What happened to me?
Why can’t I remember?

Weeks after blacking out and waking up in hospital, Lux still has no memory of what happened.
She doesn’t know why her days are consumed by pain and her nights by terrifying dreams; why her parents won’t stop shouting and her friends stop talking when she walks into the room.

All she knows is that the Lux she once was is gone – and that if she can’t uncover the truth, everything she loves will be taken away too.

‘Devastating and brilliant’ Stylist

‘Truly unforgettable’ Heat
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance / Adult & Contemporary Romance

On Sale: 7th September 2017

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781444936735


An achingly moving read. Lux is vivid, feisty, vulnerable, brave, darkly humorous, as she fights a battle she doesn't understand. Ruffles' writing is mesmerising and beautiful.I was immersed in Lux's world from the first page
Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You
Vivid, overwhelming, powerful, this is a visceral novel exploringfirst love, obsession and the curse and wonder of synaesthesia
Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
It's very brave, and fierce, and electric
Sara Barnard, author of Beautiful Broken Things
This is a beautiful book, both inside and out ... I devoured every page
Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
Startling and mesmeric. Lux is a refreshingly complex heroine
Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be a Grown Up
Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel foryoung adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it
Louise O'Neill, author of Asking for It
Brimming to full with tenderness and caustic wit. Immaculately written, the journey inside the damaged mind of Lux Langleywill leave you feeling overwhelmed and amazed
Richard Skinner, author of The Mirror
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
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