I’m sure you’ve seen the beautiful redesigned covers for Cat Clarke’s books floating around social media throughout the last couple of weeks – but if you haven’t, never fear, as this week’s blog tour to celebrate her latest novel, Girlhood, is revisiting each and every one of these rejacketed novels. Today’s stop is looking at Cat’s first release (all the way back in 2011!), Entangled.
Six years later, Entangled is still one of the strongest debuts I’ve ever read and one of the only books I’ve reread in recent years. I could not recommend it more highly, so if you haven’t treated yourself to this dark, compelling novel just have a read of the blurb below and you’ll find yourself rushing to buy a copy, I guarantee it!
Why is Grace in a white room with no escape and no clue how she got there? A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.
Seventeen-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper – and no clue how she got there.
As Grace starts writing, pouring her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she’s tried to forget: falling hopelessly in love with Nat, and the unravelling of her friendship with her best mate Sal. But there’s something missing. As hard as she’s trying to remember, is there something she just can’t see?
Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?
A compulsive thriller of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.
Now, let’s take a look at the new cover, shall we?
Simple, striking, beautiful. Those who have read Entangled will see that it sums up the content and tone of the story perfectly, while I’m sure anyone who hasn’t had a chance to read it yet will be completely drawn in by the new design.
As part of this blog tour Cat is sharing a song that embodies each of her books. Here’s what she chose for Entangled:
Hide and Seek – Imogen Heap
This one is all about atmosphere for me. When I think of Grace in the white room, this is the song that runs through my head. It’s dream-like and all kinds of beautiful.
But Entangled isn’t the only reason for today’s post, as I also want to share the details of Cat’s latest release, Girlhood, which is out next week on May 4th. I had the pleasure of receiving an early copy and, like all of Cat’s books, I gobbled it up immediately and was drawn in from page one. There isn’t another YA writer who can swing from humour to tragedy like Cat Clarke can and Girlhood is another stellar addition to her line up.
For more information about Girlhood you can visit the book’s Goodreads page or read the blurb below.
Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy. Her new group of friends are tight; the kind of girls who Harper knows have her back. But Harper can’t escape the guilt of her twin sister’s Jenna’s death, and her own part in it – and she knows noone else will ever really understand.
But new girl Kirsty seems to get Harper in ways she never expected. She has lost a sister too. Harper finally feels secure. She finally feels…loved. As if she can grow beyond the person she was when Jenna died.
Then Kirsty’s behaviour becomes more erratic. Why is her life a perfect mirror of Harper’s? And why is she so obsessed with Harper’s lost sister? Soon, Harper’s closeness with Kirsty begins to threaten her other relationships, and her own sense of identity.
How can Harper get back to the person she wants to be, and to the girls who mean the most to her?
A darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief.