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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

House of Sand and Secrets - Cat Hellisen Brilliant! I read the first one and enjoyed it, but this one is simply astounding. It's completely different, dark and original. It is set in a fantastical world that you just want to know more about. The writing style is beautiful and keeps you captivated throughout.

I will recommend reading the first one as it is also really good and you need it to read this one. As mentioned in some of the other reviews, I would definitely classify it as older than YA though.