Revealed: Upturn Publishing's First YA Title

It’s time to reveal all.

Upturn Publishing’s first YA title is Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley Mansour. Set in a future dystopian world without books, the novel is a gripping, evocative tale for anyone who believes in the power of books.


Imagine a world without books…

In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist.

But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her.

Noelle’s been keeping her dangerous fixation with words a secret, but on the night before her seventeenth birthday, a rare interruption in the stream leads her to a mysterious volume linked to an underworld of rebel book lovers known as the Nine of the Rising. With the help of the Risers and the beguiling boy Ledger, Noelle discovers that the words within her are precious clues to the books of the earlier time—and as a child of their bookless age, she might be the world’s last hope of bringing them back.

Preorder Blood, Ink & Fire now and receive an autographed photo from Alex Pettyfer, plus the chance to win an official swag pack and a signed copy of the print book!

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